Discover Mammoth Today

1-17-2018 – 8 AM – Good Morning from Mammoth Lakes, we have increasing clouds and winds today.

Overnight look for snow showers to develop in town. We could see 2-5 inches of fresh by Friday morning. Expect R1 conditions early and then the streets clear fast.


Highs today are in the 40s with 30s expected on Friday. Lows are now in the 20’s to low 30’s at night.

This weekend looks clear over town and up at the Ski Area. They are expecting 8-12 inches over the higher elevations, so a nice refresher in time for your weekend. 

Mammoth Mountain is open with a 20-80 inch base with 18-24 inches of fresh snow over the last week. Check out for all the details. 


Mammoth Lakes CouponsThese photos are from Wednesday 1-16-2018 – Taken by Snowman

Looking for some fun off the Ski Area today here are a few things you can do.

First up is the Mammoth Lakes Ice Rink is open Daily and is a ton of fun. Besides the free skating there are hockey game’s you can view and all that fun that goes into a ice rink.

Mountain Biking is full on below 8000 feet with just a few patches of snow on the ground. Try one of the many trails on the Inyo National Forest. With highs in the 40s to low 50s you will want to layer up for your ride. 

Winter Fishing is open on Hot Creek and the Upper Owens River, you can also fish the Pleasant Valley Reservoir at the bottom of the grade.

The Mammoth Lakes Town Paved Trail System is also melted out of snow and is a great place for a walk or a bike ride.

If you’re into skate boarding, the skate park in the trails is still open for daily fun.

Ice skating on local lakes can be a ton of fun if you’re informed about ice and knowing when it’s safe. Here is the local Facebook group to get info on eastern sierra ice skating.

Sledding with a lack of snow is difficult, time to hit up Wolly’s Tube Park. All other local sled spots do not have enough snow to be safe at this time.

Try taking a scenic drive up to the June Lake Loop and then back to Mammoth, the sights are soothing to the soul. 

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Who is Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman? Over the last 30+ years, Snowman have spent countless hours studying and learning about mammoth mountain weather and snow conditions first hand.

Snowman started blogging this information back in 1990 on the old Mammoth BBS system, then the RSN Forums and then on to in 2004 with his Video & Photo Blog reports. (No You Tube back then)

Snowman has had his reports, videos and photos featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC News. Learn more about the Snowman and our team here at at this link.