Mammoth Mountain got its first real big dump of the season from a storm that came in Thursday and Friday and is in line to get more snow from a storm on Sunday. Friday morning served up some of the best storm riding in at least the last year. 36″ of new snow fell on the top of the mountain, most of which fell overnight Thursday and into the morning on Friday.
The storm greatly helped coverage on previously opened terrain up around Main Lodge and The Mill and allowed Mammoth to open its last two base lodges today (Canyon Lodge and Eagle Lodge). With 2 new lodges and several more lifts opening for the first time today the amount of open terrain at Mammoth exploded and there was fresh snow to be found all over the mountain right up through the last lift of the day.
And the good news just keeps coming for Mammoth… The National Weather Service is calling for another storm to bring 6-12″ of new snow at Main Lodge through Sunday night. That generally means you can expect a bit more than that to fall up on the top. The colder temperatures associated with this next storm means we could see a nice coating of lighter powder on top of the heavier base snow that fell with this last storm. The ideal setup for early season storms.
If this little storm pulls through and drops a foot or more of snow overnight tomorrow night, then Monday could potentially be the best day of skiing and riding we’ve had in Mammoth in quite some time.