I skied at Mammoth Mountain yesterday and today, and the conditions are light years better after the 2 storms that hit Jan. 20-23. The upper mountain now has better coverage, although it will take another storm to really get the chutes open as there are some rocky entries currently. Here’s what Dropout and Wipeout Chutes looked like with Cornice groomed today:
The lower mountain got a lot of snow too, and The Wall has just small treetops showing in some areas and through the Glades:
West Bowl and Center Bowl filled in nicely and Center Bowl was sweet with about an inch of wind-blown, buttery-soft powder over the top today. In this shot, you can see Center Bowl, West Bowl and Climax which still has obstacles:
So if you are coming up this weekend, it will be wide open skiing top to bottom, for real. Yesterday I even got into the back bowls, and they are covered well. Overall the crowds were light both days with skiing right into the chair being the norm.
Keep praying to Uller and hopefully Mammoth Mountain will get more snow in about 7 days. Until then, I’ll See You On the Slopes!