Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort is reporting a snow base of 12-18 feet with 10-16″ of new snow, so far this morning. The National Weather Service forecasts a 100% chance of snow today, and a 70% chance tomorrow. The forecasted High is 20 with a Low of 6 F for Mammoth Lakes weather.
The local radar loop shows lots of moisture heading towards us represented in greens, yellows, and red intensity. Winds are out of the SW at 9 with gusts to 34. The chair 1 wind gauge shows erratic winds averaging 35 with gusts to 78 in the last hour.
The webcam at McCoy Station shows high winds and snowfall. If you ski at all today, I would ski near chair 8 which will be the most sheltered. There will be tons of fresh powder especially in the trees. Be sure to wear 3 layers top and bottom with face protection and down mittens to insulate you from the bitter cold. Then take a break inside every hour or so to avoid frostbite.
With the current weather, I’m planning on skiing Sunday which should be the first day after the storm, and Mammoth Mountain’s first opportunity to potentially open the top of the mountain. Until then, I’ll be monitoring and updating the Mammoth Mountain Ski Report for Mammoth Ski Club members.