Mammoth Report: Opening Day is Fast Approaching!

Michael Moranz | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
A dusting of snow at Mammoth Mountain's Main Lodge last night
A dusting of snow at Mammoth Mountain’s Main Lodge last night

Opening day at Mammoth Mountain is just around the corner! The resort is scheduled to open November 11th and anticipation is high. Cooler temps with some moisture moved through the area over the last 24 hours that brought snow to the upper elevations (dusting all the way down to the base of Chair 2) and rain down in town. While this amount of snow and the slight warming trend over the next couple days obviously won’t do a whole lot as far as getting the mountain closer to opening it is a welcome reminder that opening day is right around the corner.

An inch or two of snow fell at McCoy over night
An inch or two of snow fell at McCoy over night

The good news is while this little system was a bit of a teaser, weather models are showing the potential for a more influential cold front to move through late this Sunday and maybe hang around through Wednesday or Thursday. According to some models the system could bring as much as a foot or more to Main Lodge and above. These snow amounts coupled with temperatures in the teens would provide some much needed natural snow as well as great temps for the mountain operations crews to get out and start making snow.

Some models are hinting at a storm late Sunday through Wednesday or Thursday that could bring over a foot of snow to Mammoth Mountain
Some models are hinting at a storm late Sunday through Wednesday or Thursday that could bring over a foot of snow to Mammoth Mountain

So, while it might be a little too soon (just barely) to scrape the wax off your skis or board and put your boots by the back door, its never too early to start pulling all your gear out of the closet and sit on your couch next to the fire watching ski movies in anticipation of November 11th and for Mother Nature and the snowmaking crew to do their things so we can get up and ride the mountain again!

Snow guns ready on Broadway to help out Mother Nature and get Mammoth open by November 11th
Snow guns ready on Broadway to help out Mother Nature and get Mammoth open on November 11th

Stay tuned as we get ready for opening day and throughout the season when I hope to provide good, accurate and informative reports on what exactly is going on up on the mountain. Happy powder dreams, everyone!


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