Discover Mammoth Today

6-21-2017 – Good Morning from Mammoth Lakes, we have clear skies today in town and over Mammoth Mountain.

The Lakes Basin is opened as of today, no camp sites are open at this time. 

Highs today and thru the week will be in the upper 70s to mid 80s. Night time lows will be in the 40s. Winds will be south west 5-15 MPH.

The current snow line is now just above the 8500 foot level and higher in areas that get direct sun light..

Time to make your plans to come up and Ski, Fish, Bike and Hike all in the same day.

Roads in the Mammoth area are still closed above 8800 feet. The road to the Mammoth Lakes basin has been plowed out around Lake Mary.

However the road remains closed until they can plow out the parking areas. They still need to get the road plowed from Lake Mamie to Horse Shoe Lake. Look for the Lakes Basin to open around July 4th. 

All mountain passes to the west side remain closed due to snow at this time. However Sonora Pass should be open early next week. Tioga Pass has no set date to open. It might be July 4th or later before that road can open.

The Mammoth Mountain Ski area is open with all ski operations out of the Main Lodge into early August.To get the full details of snow conditions check out our Mammoth Snowman Report at this link. 

The Mountain Bike Park is closed, but they plan to open June 23rd. Look for lower elevation trails in the park to open at that time. The Bike Park crew has been out digging out uptown and downtown and part of Paper Route. We will have a update on trails they are working on next week. 

Fishing Season is now open in Inyo and Mono Counties. Your best bet for a hook up is to hit up Crowley Lake, Convict Lake and Twin Lakes in the Lake Basin. All have open water at this time.

Local creeks and stream are running as high as we have ever seen them making the fishing next to impossible. There are a few areas that you can hit if you search them out. Fish stocking on open water is taking place and fish are also being stocked in the fast running Mammoth Creek.   

Scroll down the page for more information on what to do this week in Mammoth Lakes.


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What’s up in Mammoth Lakes this week: 

6-18-2017 – Spring has sprung here in Mammoth Lakes after the biggest water year in our history. 100 inches of water was recored at Main Lodge this winter. Of course most of that was snow and that had created a massive base of snow.

Here in the town we are melted out with just a few snow storage sites with snow left, above 8500 feet there is snow on the ground still in shady areas. 

Up in the Lakes Basin it will take half the summer to melt off all the snow in the campgrounds and around the main lakes you can drive to. The back country looks to be snow covered in many spots until next fall. Some areas will have snow on trails all year during 2017. 

Hiking trails above 8500 feet are now covered in snow. If you want to do a fun snow covered hike gets some good water proof boots on and park at Twin Lakes and walk up to Lake Mary to see the deep snow base. Go during the morning hours when the snow is still firm. 


The hike to Sherwin lakes is also melted out now so that is your best option for hiking out of the snow. 

The Paved Town trails have melted out in town. The Mammoth Lakes Basin Trail is now melted out to Twin Lakes. 

Mountain Biking is now 100% open below the 8500 foot level. All Inyo Forest trails are open and ready for your enjoyment. 

Road Bikes can now ride in town and of course out of the Green Church or try the old 395 for some good climbing. If you’re riding in town watch for the many pot holes that are still not all filled in yet.


Golfing will be open stating next weekend at Sierra Star, not word yet on the Snow Creek Course. The Driving range at snow creek is now open.



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.


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