We found 2-4 inches of fresh set up snow out on the mountain this morning from chair two up to the the top.
The new snow really improved conditions on the groomers and a few of the runs off the top. Amazing how much better things got on the opened runs with just a little bit of new snow.
For the rest of the week we are expecting highs to be into the 30’s, and then 40s through the weekend. Lows will be in the mid to upper 20s through the weekend for continued snowmaking. On Thursday we get one more quick shot at about an inch of snow and then things will clear out for the weekend.
Mountain winds will be out of the NE today into tonight with gusts to 50+ MPH over the upper elevations. The winds will back off this weekend to about half those speeds.
Snowmans Mountain Summary
Good afternoon from Mammoth Mountain. Note much new to report, the post holiday snow conditions continue to be just about the same over the last week.
The snow surface is still holding up a lot better then you would think at this point. We are skiing and riding on a machine groomed packed surface with just a few slick spots and a few floating rocks.
Grooming along with continued snowmaking is keeping things in decent shape. Add in a couple inches of fresh and a dusting on a couple nights has also helped keep the open runs a lot of fun to ride.
I have not talked to anyone who was not having fun out on the hill. Just lot’s of smiles and good people having a blast with no one around.
The best snow and best coverage is from Chair 2 over to Chair 12 at this time. And yes it’s still worth it for a trip up to Mammoth Mountain right now, but do not bring your new skis or snowboard at this time.
Up here at Mammoth Mountain the snow surface is holding up a lot better then you would think at this point. We are skiing and riding on a machine groomed pack snow surface with just a few slick spots. Snowman has been out daily and the snow surface that I am skiing is putting a smile on my face.