Mammoth, CA Conditions Report: 3rd Mini-Powder Day of the Week

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Patrol tracks and my tracks yesterday morning.
Patrol tracks and my tracks yesterday morning.

Mammoth experienced its 2nd mini-powder day in a row yesterday – 3rd of the week.

Snow drifts at the top of 23 were 18" deep yesterday.
Snow drifts at the top of 23 were 18″ deep yesterday.

2-3 inches of new snow covered the mountain and the layer underneath the snow was soft.  You could ski nearly as fast as you wanted.

Snowboarder coming down Chair 23 zone yesterday.
Snowboarder coming down Chair 23 zone yesterday.

There were a few more people out than the day before, but it was still mostly vacant.

Bubble man showed up for a minute or two.
Bubble man showed up for a minute or two.

I skied solo and was able to ski 4 of the chute/gullies off the top first.  

Drifer.
Drifter.

I arrived at 8:30am and by 9:30 the mountain became socked in by cloud and was never released.

The socked in part of the day.  Chair 23.
The socked in part of the day. Chair 23.

Once socked in, the few people that had been around vanished.  

Farmer.  Yesterday.
Farmer. Yesterday.

The skiing remained good.  I skied the upper section by brail and memory and lobed big turns down the lower section that had visibility.

Graupel falling on the chairlift seat.
Graupel falling on the chairlift seat.

A great day.


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