This is the daily snow report prepared for Mammoth Ski Club members. Today dawned a gorgeous blue sky day. The chain requirements started at Tom’s Place, and the fog was really bad around Lake Crowley. The winds were down, and not noticable. Air temperature was above 30 F.
We got to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area for the opening, and the area of Chair 1, 2, and 3 was all really good. They were slow to open the backside of 3 due to the heavy loading of snow on the top of Mammoth Mountain Ski resort. Climax looked like an avalanche waiting to happen. We skied West Bowl, Christmas Bowl, and it was nice chunky powder bumps.
The Christmas crowd showed up about 9:30, and made it difficult to stay out of the lift lines. Then they opened chair 12, 13, and 14. After that they opened the upper gondola, so that helped spread the growing crowd out. The top was awesome. Tomorrow the winds are supposed to increase, so maybe Saturday is the next best day except the crowds will continue to increase until the Christmas/New Years vacation is over.
Mammoth Mountain has more snow base than any ski resort in the world. What else do you need to know? Get up here and do some turns. See You On the Slopes!