It snowed almost 20″ in the last 36 hours at Mammoth Moutnain Ski resort. Mammoth is reported to have the deepest snow base of any ski resort in the world at 15-25 feet. The storm had a break in it this morning, so I hit the fresh powder.
There was knee deep powder, if you knew where to look. It was open to the top and everything between chairs 9 and the back bowls, so it really spread out the light crowd.The Wall and the Glades off chair 1 was nice. Rodger’s Ridge off chair 2 was good. West bowl off chair 3 was OK, but had some icy spots.
Dropout Chute 2 was good off the gondola. And Powder Chute was the absolute best run I skied today with thigh deep “pillows” of light powder to blast through! The Promised land was still untracked late in the day, and I found 1 thigh deep drift over there.
The air temperature was around 0 F this morning, and it didn’t get alot warmer. The winds were light so that helped. But I found shelter in the gondola as my hands were cold even though I was wearing 3 layers on top which is unusual for this time of year.
It started to sock in again about 1: pm so I took off for home. There’s the Ski Buddies meeting tomorrow, and the Ski Heroes meeting on Sunday. Mammoth Ski Club members have been emailed start times and locations for the activities of the weekend. I look forward to meeting you then to guiding you to some of the unknown and untracked places left days after a storm at Mammoth Mountain.
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