12-20-2014 6:44 AM – Hello from Mammoth Lakes, California.
Currently here in Mammoth Lakes we have cloudy skies with light snow and rain falling below 8000 feet.
Winds 10-15 MPH in parts of town. Winds are gusting to 60 over the top of Mammoth Mountain today.
Highs in town will be in the 40s today through Wednesday with lows in the upper 20s. We will have moderate SW at times over the next 24 hours. A brief snow shower is like at some point over the next 18 hours. Then clear thru Christmas Eve day is the current outlook.
All roads in town below 8000 are clear, above that it would be wise to chain up on the wet snow that has been falling. It’s almost as slick has ice, drive slow out there and chain em up! (4×4 owners please SLOW DOWN it’s 25MPH on snow covered roads)
Snow Conditions are in good shape for the upcoming Holiday. We estimate about 50% of the hill is ready to go. For complete local details on Snow Conditions, along with Lifts and Runs check The Snowman’s Reports at our sister site: MammothSnowman.com
Roads that are closed: The road to the Mammoth Lakes Basin is closed at Twin Lakes for the winter as is the road down to Devils Post Pile and to the San Joaquin view point. Tioga Pass thru Yosemite is also closed until late spring.
What to do in December in Mammoth Lakes: Here are some ideas…. Ice Skating, Snow Skiing and Snowboarding, Unbound Parks, Cross Country Skiing, take a Lesson and Learn to Ski, Snowboard, Cross Country Ski, Go Snowmobiling, Go Hiking in the lower elevations, give Lower Elevation Mountain Biking a go, learn how fun Snow Shoeing can be.
Get the kids, helmets, shovels and sleds out and then build a Sledding Track, Build a Snowman, go to The Night of Lights, Hot Tubing in the wild, take a walk on open Town Paths, get a Christmas tree permit and cut & decorate a live tree
There are also many local shops to check out that our all ready for Christmas and the Holidays and we over 20 restaurants here in Mammoth Lakes.
Events – What’s up and coming here in Mammoth Lakes?
This weekend we have some great events here in Mammoth, here is a link to the Mammoth Mountain Events Calendar so you can plan a head for all the fun scheduled in Mammoth Lakes & up on Mammoth Mountain.