The snow was good at Mammoth Mountain from the start today as it was only 31 degrees in Mammoth Lakes last night. That makes it so it’s not too firm and potentially icy in the mornings. Coverage is good, and the views, as always, are spectacular! Here’s what the Minarets looked like with some high clouds:
Chairs 1, 2, 3 and 5 were the best places to start today. The upper gondola was also good. They had groomed Scotty’s, and that was fun to ski from chair 23. Here’s the coverage on the top from the bottom of chair 23:
I skied over on chair 15 on the sunny side of the mountain, and the coverage and skiing were still excellent. Skiing is not epic at Mammoth Mountain, but it is really good especially on the groomed runs. Mammoth Mountain is doing an excellent job of making the skiing fun on a snow drought year.
I did ski West Bowl’s bumps 2 times, and they were fun as well. I saw some guys skiing Climax, but it looked too firm with too many rocks to be able to really fly. You kinda had to pick your way down. All the intermediate and beginner slopes have excellent coverage, and the crowds are light. So if you are wondering if you should visit Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort this weekend, I’d say go for it! You’ll be glad you did.