by Justin Romano
This past weekend here at Mammoth Mountain we received 7-10” of fresh, with a cold storm that packed a whole lot of punch. Totals would have been much higher but the snow was being blown all over the place. One thing for certain was the snow was good! Where was it going to settle by Tuesday March 7 when the weather decided to go bluebird was the question?
We are having an all-time winter here at Mammoth with over 520” of snowfall so far. It turned-on in January when we had the snowiest month on record with 246” falling. Since, it hasn’t stopped and we are now sitting on a base depth of 200-350”. The forecast is looking like some classic California sunshine and warmth finally, so come join us.
Alright back to how sick March 7th was! Winds had finally calmed down, it was bluebird, and temps were warming. The day was set. The entire mountain opened at 8:30am, many go-to spots had been wind stripped, but the locals and few visitors that were getting some fresh on a Tuesday quickly made it out to The Hemlocks to where the snow had settled nicely. Located off the back of the mountain in-bounds, a quick 5-10-minute hike offers steep open lines and protected tree runs. Pair that with Mammoths new vision of bringing a new age terrain park in the form of drops and backcountry style jumps to natural terrain. That morning went off everyone was getting fresh tracks and sending creative lines. The jumping going down by crews on the constructed jumps was like a video part for those getting back on the lift to the top of the mountain. The turns were killer another pow day in paradise!
All-in-all it was another perfect powder day. One of many on the season that keeps on giving and delivering. Conditions are stellar here, we are reaping the benefits of a historic winter and loving every second of it. You don’t see snowpacks like we currently have every day. Keep it coming!
Current Mountain Conditions and storm total:
- 7-10” storm total for storm from March 4th– March 6th
- Total snowfall to date this season: 520″
- Average annual snowfall amount (for the entire season): 400”
- Base and Summit snow depths as of Tuesday, the 8th:
- Base: 200” – 16.6Feet
- Mid: 280”
- Summit: 350+” – 29+ Feet
- Current surface conditions: Packed Powder, Machine Groomed
- Latest Projected Closing Date: July 4th, 2017