4-30-2017 – What’s up in Mammoth Lakes, California?

4-30-2017 – Good Morning from Mammoth Lakes, we have clear skies today.

Highs will be in the 60s with light afternoon winds out of the south west. Night time lows will continue to be cool down into the 30s.

The weather into Thursday should remain about the same then by next Friday into the following weekend expect a big cool down and a chance of rain and snow in the area is possible.

Roads in town and up to main lodge area now clear and snow and ice free. The road into the heart of the Lakes Basin is closed with 15-20 feet of snow on the ground.

All other mountain passes remain closed due to snow at this time, including the road to Reds Meadow.

The Mammoth Mountain Ski area is open with all operations out of the Main Lodge with chairs 1, 2, 3, 6, 11, 23 and G1 and G2 running this mid week on a base of 200-350+ inches.

To get the full details of snow conditions check out our Mammoth Snowman Report at this link.

Fishing Season is now open in Inyo and Mono Counties. We saw some large fish get pulled out of local lakes on Saturday. The warming weather should get the bite going strong this week.

Beware of local creeks and rivers as the runoff is going to pick up big time this week. Fish along these areas will also become difficult.

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


 

Just a bit of open water at Twin Lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. By by Snowman PS: If you want to chat with the people who use this web site and share your own videos and images join our Mammoth Snowman Facebook Group. Here is the link to join the Mammoth Snowman Facebook Group. We also have a Fan Page on Facebook you can get to via this link.

What’s up in Mammoth Lakes this week: 

Spring is just starting here in Mammoth Lakes after the biggest water years 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 lower elevations of town we have seen a lot of winters snows melt off. However the upper reaches of town still have 6-10 foot snow banks and those will take a month or more to melt off.

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 is not happening at this time due to excess snow pack. 

The Paved Town trails are starting to melt out, however until the town makes the effort to blow them out they will be a mix of pavement and snow pack.

The trail from the park along old Mammoth Road down to the college and down to the skate park is about 75% melted out at this time. If your in hiking boots you will have no problem getting over the snow patches.  

Fishing is now in full swing here in Mammoth Lakes. Mammoth Creek is stocked and fishable. As things warm up the water flow will pick up and it will be a tough to fish on. 

Crowley Lake is full and free of ice, it’s also stocked with a ton of fish. I would expect the lake to be packed with people next Saturday and Sunday as the options for fishing are very limited this April.  

The upper Owens River is running very high at this time, use caution if your driving off road in the area. Many sections are flooded and have turned very muddy.

 

Up in the Lakes Basin there is just a bit of open water at the first body of Twin Lakes, the rest of the lakes are under 10-15+ feet of snow. 

Mountain Biking is limited to local dirt roads below 8000 feet. Rock Creek Trail is your best bet as it has melted out and is in great shape. This weeks warm up should get some more dirt roads open, I will keep you updated. 

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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 MammothSnowman.com 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 MammothSnowman.com at this link.

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4-29-2017 – What’s up in Mammoth Lakes, California?

4-29-2017 – 7:37 AM – Good Morning from Mammoth Lakes, we have clear skies today.

Happy Fishing Season!

As of the this post it’s a chilly 20 in town. No wind in town at this time. Up at the top of Mammoth Mountain it’s 14 and the winds are out of the east  gusting to 50 MPH.

Highs today in town will be in the upper 50’s, with highs in the 40s on Mammoth Mountain.

By Sunday highs will be in the 60s here in town. With 50s up on Mammoth Mountain with a SE wind.

Lows thru the weekend will be in the 20s and 30s, so campers be ready for chilly nights.

Roads in town and up to main lodge area now clear and snow and ice free. The road into the heart of the Lakes Basin is closed with 15-20 feet of snow on the ground.

For the Fishing Opener you will want to hit up lakes and streams below the 8500 to 9000-foot level. Above that the snow pack is the largest we have ever seen it at this time of year. It’s going to take month’s for it to all melt off.

The Mammoth Mountain Ski area is open with all operations out of the Main Lodge with chairs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11,12, 13, 14, 23 and G1 and G2 running on a base of 180-350+ inches.

To get the full details of snow conditions check out our Mammoth Snowman Report at this link.


 

Just a bit of open water at Twin Lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. By by Snowman PS: If you want to chat with the people who use this web site and share your own videos and images join our Mammoth Snowman Facebook Group. Here is the link to join the Mammoth Snowman Facebook Group. We also have a Fan Page on Facebook you can get to via this link.

What’s up in Mammoth Lakes this week: 

Spring is just starting here in Mammoth Lakes after the biggest water years 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 lower elevations of town we have seen a lot of winters snows melt off. However the upper reaches of town still have 8-10 foot snow banks and those will take a month or more to melt off.

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 is at this time is not happening due to excess snow pack. 

Fishing will be in full swing here in Mammoth Lakes starting on Saturday. Mammoth Creek is stocked and fishable. As things warm up the water flow will pick up and it will be a tough to fish on. 

Crowley Lake is full and free of ice, it’s also stocked with a ton of fish. I would expect the lake to be packed with people next Saturday and Sunday as the options for fishing are very limited this April.  

The upper Owens River is running very high at this time, use caution if your driving off road in the area. Many sections are flooded and have turned very muddy. 

Mountain Biking is limited to local dirt roads below 8000 feet. Rock Creek Trail is your best bet as it has melted out and is in great shape.  

The local Mammoth Lakes Paved trail system is still covered in snow in most areas. We will update you has things melt out. 

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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 MammothSnowman.com 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 MammothSnowman.com at this link.

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Mammoth Mountain Snowman

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7-27-2016 – What’s up in Mammoth Lakes, California?

discount_thursdays7-27-2016 – 6:00 AM – Good day from Mammoth Lakes, the window-cast shows clear but hazy skies.  

Looks like a very warm day in the high country today with extreme fire danger. By Thursday we will start to see some clouds with a 20% chance of a thunder storms, that chance will last into Sunday. 

At this time I have a 51 at 8200 feet and we have a 57 at 11,000 feet with winds gusting to 9 out the NNW over the high elevations.

Highs should be in the upper 80s today and then back off starting Thursday. Look for mid to upper 70s in the Mammoth Lakes Basin and around Main Lodge.

Lows this week will be in the 50s to low 60s. Winds will be gusty at times 5-15 MPH in town with gusts 15-35 MPH over higher elevations. For your complete weather outlook for the week and beyond use our Mammoth Lakes Weather page.


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Whats up in Mammoth Lakes this week: 

Hiking is wide open now with access to all trails out of the lakes basin and in the eastern sierra. With a decent winter you will find local lakes and back country lakes all full with water. Creeks and Stream are all running at this time. Get out and enjoy a hike today.

Fishing is in full swing here in Mammoth Lakes. All area lakes a stream have been stocked for the summer and people are getting limits fast over the past couple weeks. 

Mountain Biking is now 100% wide. All the Inyo National Forest Trails and the Mammoth Rock Trail are ready for some fun riding.  The Bike park is now open with access from the Gondola all the way to the top. 

The local Mammoth Lakes Paved trail system is now open up all the way up to Horseshoe Lake. All trails are cleaned up and ready to go. The Lakes Basin is melted out from Lake George down, but there is still some snow above that level.

The Mammoth Lakes Basin is fully open with all lakes, marinas and campgrounds now open. 

VC Mountain Biking Series: This Friday July 29th and Fridays in August at 5:30 PM check out the Village Championship Mountain Bike Race Series.  To find out more use this link for the official race information page.

Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center:  During the summer months Mammoth Mountain goes all out to create a fun filled family experience right out of the Main Lodge and Mammoth Mountain inn.  There is a Climbing Wall, Zip Line, Scenic Gondola Rides and all sorts of fun things to do. Here is the direct link for all your can do at the Adventure Center

PS: Join my private Discover Mammoth Facebook Group at this link. For more information about Mammoth Mountain Conditions check out MammothSnowman.com 

If you feel led please make a donation to our web site. All funds to go upgrading our equipment.

______________________________________________________________  steve 2Who 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 MammothSnowman.com 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 MammothSnowman.com at this link.

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