Mammoth Mountain Ski Report Feb. 21, 2011 for Mammoth Ski Club – POWDERLICIOUS!

This morning it is windy which is good for the snow. I believe Mammoth’s best attribute is not the fallen snow, but the wind-blown snow days after it has fallen. Since there has been some wind, you can be assured there are powder stashes to be found today.

The National Weather Service forecasts a High of 27, and a Low of 9 F. The winds at the Main Lodge are shown as calm with gusts to 26 out of the NNE. But the wind gauge on chair 1 shows a steady wind of 40 with gusts to 50 mph. It looks like a windy day at Mammoth Mountain, so you better bundle up. I recommend 3 layers on top, 2 on bottom, and face protection is manditory to prevent frostbite.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort’s snow base is now 12-18 feet with more at the top of the mountian. The top opened yesterday, and it was awesome. The wind-blown snow on the top should be the best today. But look for powder stashes on the lee side of ridges. More powder is forecasted for late in the week. Enjoy, and I’ll See You On the Slopes!

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