12-26-2014 1pm – Mammoth Mountain, California – It’s the biggest Holiday week in Mammoth Lakes so we sent Snowman out to check out the most current post Christmas Day conditions. Some great soft to firmed by the wind packed powder on and off the groomed runs on Mammoth Mountain.
Feels like winter with a temperature of around 10 when they opened the lifts today. Snowman reported his camera froze 2x times from the cold conditions. In these images G2 was closed from 75 MPH NE wind gusts.
FYI: click on any photo to see it full size and then use our Gallery Photo Player.
The window-cast shows clear skies over Mammoth Mountain. We currently have access to some great packed powder conditions from Chair 4 up to the top of the mountain. At times the wind has been blowing just perfect to create that nice soft powdered sugar surface out on the groomers and off piste.
It was a dark cloudy & foggy day with snow showers at time on Mammoth Mountain. Canyon Lodge and Eagle Lodge opened up for the first time this season. Here are some images so you can see what it was like this morning out on Mammoth Mountain.
Mammoth has got some great skiing and riding on a base of 2-3 feet. Come on up for some packed powder fun!
Canyon Lodge is set to open on Wednesday and The Night of light is set for this Saturday. With Canyon opening they plan on adding in 5, 8, 16 & 17. Chair 15 and Little Eagle is also in the works to open if they can get enough snow made in that area.
Please watch for early season obsticals, it’s still low tide out there.
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Mammoth Mountain Snow Report:
Main Lodge to the Top Base: 24-36 inches
Lifts Open: 1,2,3,4,6,10,11,12,13,14 along with, G1 and G2
Runs Open 50+
Hours of Operation: 8:30AM to 4PM
Mammoth Mountain, California – The ski area is looking better and better as we move toward the Christmas Holiday Season. Snowman was out for a couple hours on Saturday to get some After the Storm Snow Shots.
There are about 100 photos so you can see whats it like out on Mammoth Mountain. Hope to see you out on the hill real soon as Winter is here. FYI: click on any photo to see it full size and then use our Gallery Photo Player. The images will come alive if you hit the full screen button. Snowman out…
Looking at snow totals as of 2PM, so far at the 9000 foot level we have 13 inches of snow with 1.37 of water content. Up top an estimated 17 – 20 inches of new snow at this point in time. At the 8175 foot level I just measured 7 inches of new settled snow, with light snow flakes falling.
Looking at the radar we have 2 more waves of light precipitation to move thru and more showers after that. Mammoth could see 1-5 inches of additional snow by the morning.
A Winter Storm Warning has been posted for Thursday into Friday, the snowfall outlook at this time is for 18-24 inches of new snow by Saturday morning at the 9000 foot level. And up to 28-34 inches of new snow from MC Coy Station up to the top of Mammoth Mountain.
Down in town a good 10-20 inches is in the forecast depending on you’re elevation. Snow levels look to start at 7500 feet and drop down to 6000 feet for some powder on top of the new base snow.
When will also this snowfall start? It’s looking like mid to late day Thursday and last into mid day Friday. By late Friday the snowfall should turn to snow showers and then end early Saturday. Next week we have more snow in outlook!