Not really enough for a powder day with the hard pack under that light snow. I am sure some one will find some patches that will offer up some fun freshies this am.
Highs are in the 20s this am and should peak out in the low 30s at Main and remain in the 20s over chairs 3 and 23. WNW Winds will be 15-25 MPH and should turn to the west after lunch today. We have a 80% chance of showers today with 2-3 inches of new snow possible. Check out our weather page for more details.
Over the last few days the snow has been staying firm with the winds, cooler temperatures and a few clouds around. At this point we have a base of 0-50 inches out on the hill. You can still ski back to main but its now the just a ribbon of snow and should be for access only.
Lifts running this weekend will be chairs 1, 3 and 23 (weather permitting). The gondola will reopen Fri May 22 – Mon May 25 . Remember the mountain is open from 7:30 to 1:30 PM, so bring your fishing pole and mountain bike for some after skiing fun. Mountain Biking is on, with lower elevation trails all melted out.
Snow Conditions: As stated above it’s been firm all day with the cooler temperatures and winds we have been experiencing.
Cornice Bowl is getting groomed nightly is now into full on spring firm pack conditions.
West Bowl is all bumped up again, but it’s going to be next week before it thaws again.
Center Bowl Has plenty of coverage at this time, the ski area continues to groom this run on a nightly basis. With nobody around center bowl is staying flat and firm all day long.
Saddle Bowl is in great shape, we just need some fresh snow to soften is up. If you like the firm stuff get a good edge and rip it up.
If your a ultra hardcore and into spring skiing and riding it’s worth a trip now before it melts out. My advice is to also bring your mountain bike and fishing gear so you can get three sports in while your in Mammoth. If your short on room to bring a bike, Footloose Sports is now renting bikes out.
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