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post #31 of 98
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Originally Posted by river-z View Post
 

So I got the latest issue of Freeskier Magazine today, and it includes features on several resorts, including Mammoth.  In the feature there is an interview with a guy named Bernie Rosow, who I have never heard of, but apparently he does videos.  So I looked it up and sure enough, he does videos,using and abusing the place on runs I've done many times, but never like this.

Damn, that is impressive stuff!!

post #32 of 98
I wonder if he will live to a ripe old age? Or maybe some of the random skiers also finding themselves on those runs?
post #33 of 98

Did you guy's notice the snow??? It's so awesome to see those slabs with a little dusting and the wind doing what it always does!!!!

It really gets you in the mood for some ski porn!

Great to see young guy's on their shortish twin tips linking shortish turns.

Twin tips and mammoth are an absolute blast,glad I have a pair ( 110 wide hope to land a 92 later this season ).

post #34 of 98

less than 4 weeks...lil snow up top this morning......

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From the Mammoth Mountain Snowman:

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Snow day with snow on the ground down to 8000 feet. Looks like main lodge has 3-6 inches with 1-2 feet being reported up top along with 5-6 foot snow drifts from the 100+ MPH winds.

http://mammothsnowman.com

 

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And The Tahoe Daily Snow looks ahead:

 

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Out in fantasy range the models show a cold trough possibly dropping down from the North around Halloween.  We are used to seeing snow on Halloween.  We'll see what happens.

 

Overall the weather is not boring the next few weeks.  The Western Pacific is very active with typhoons which can make for active weather in the Eastern Pacific, like we saw this weekend.  

Also this detail: The storms over the weekend were quite impressive with the rainfall and the wind along the West Coast of North America.  It is estimated that over 16 trillion gallons of rain fell, and we saw winds over hurricane force over large areas.

https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/tahoe/post/6149

post #36 of 98

Mammoth got a few feet from the last storm.  Here is praying the temps stay low so they can make snow until Mother Nature gets in the mood to deliver the goods.

 

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Unfortunately it looks like a warming trend is coming so my guess is the lower half will melt off but it should make for a nice start to the upper base building. Hopefully the sign up top can get buried again and we have a nice late season. I really want to get up there in May/June this year so my off season doesn't seem so damn long!!!

post #38 of 98

agreen has it right.  Only 4 inches at Main Lodge will melt out. Maybe 2 feet up top. 

 

I was in Napa Valley and the Bay Area over the weekend and it rained a lot.   Unfortunately the rain/snow line was too high to do much good at Tahoe, and Mammoth was at the edge of the storm and thus didn't get as much precipitation as farther north.

post #39 of 98

a goood two feet...4 or 5 more & were good to go......

post #40 of 98

I was walking around up there just a couple weeks ago on a hot day, to look at where I ski in the off season and dreaming. looking at this photo, I don't see the fence.

post #41 of 98

Someone posted a remarkable skiing photo on Mammoth Mountain Snowman FB page today, so it melts over the next few days...but it's enough good news to get my heart racing;) and all the gears ready of the season.

post #42 of 98

Looks like more than two feet to me.  Compare to a summer photo

 

post #43 of 98
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Still plenty of time for more storms to come in. Not sure about the Nov. 10 opening but hopefully by Thanksgiving the mountain has plenty of good snow to ski on or at least by Dec 10 when I do my first trip 😃
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Yeah those rocks at the sign base are totally covered. Looks like 3 feet min. I'm super pumped for the season!!! Id love to sneak up early Dec if the top is open...

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for those without a season pass

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The lifts start spinning on Nov 10 and we’re celebrating the start of the snowy season with $50 lift tickets on day 1, and tons of fun all weekend long. From first chair to after parties, we’re kicking off winter right.

post #46 of 98
Who wants to go on a Mammoth Trip?

11/20-22 or 12/4-6

Looking for someone that wants to go on a 3 day 2 night Mammoth ski trip, leave early Sunday Morning Nov 20th from LA to Mammoth, ski the afternoon and get first chair on both Monday and Tuesday mornings through the afternoon of Tuesday the 22nd then drive back to LA that afternoon/evening. We will be staying slope side at the ski in and out Mammoth Mountain Inn and we both get our own bed. It has everything from ski valet, heated pool, 3 hot tubs and more. The cost for both nights is $200. Either I can ride with you or we can take my Volvo and split gas. The first person with $200 in my PayPal is the winner.

There will be another trip of the same for Dec 4th - 6th for $180 at the MMI.

Let me know if you have any questions about either trip.

Thanks,
Dave
post #47 of 98
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Who wants to go on a Mammoth Trip?

11/20-22 or 12/4-6

Looking for someone that wants to go on a 3 day 2 night Mammoth ski trip, leave early Sunday Morning Nov 20th from LA to Mammoth, ski the afternoon and get first chair on both Monday and Tuesday mornings through the afternoon of Tuesday the 22nd then drive back to LA that afternoon/evening. We will be staying slope side at the ski in and out Mammoth Mountain Inn and we both get our own bed. It has everything from ski valet, heated pool, 3 hot tubs and more. The cost for both nights is $200. Either I can ride with you or we can take my Volvo and split gas. The first person with $200 in my PayPal is the winner.

There will be another trip of the same for Dec 4th - 6th for $180 at the MMI.

Let me know if you have any questions about either trip.

Thanks,
Dave

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post #48 of 98
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Originally Posted by agreen View Post
 

Yeah those rocks at the sign base are totally covered. Looks like 3 feet min. I'm super pumped for the season!!! Id love to sneak up early Dec if the top is open...

 

It would be awesome to get in a pre Thanksgiving trip in as the below photo reflects from I think 2011.  What a great season.

 

post #49 of 98

Top_Of_Sierra_1_1280x720Latest pic up top:

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Just curious - when was the last time Mammoth had a couple feet of snow in October? Not that it means anything for the season...

post #51 of 98
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Originally Posted by green26 View Post
 

Just curious - when was the last time Mammoth had a couple feet of snow in October? Not that it means anything for the season...

http://mammothsnowman.com/mammoth-mountain-snowfall-history/

post #52 of 98
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http://mammothsnowman.com/mammoth-mountain-snowfall-history/

thank you sir - tomorrow should be interesting...

post #53 of 98
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Originally Posted by green26 View Post
 

Just curious - when was the last time Mammoth had a couple feet of snow in October? Not that it means anything for the season...


It's not all that uncommon.  Mammoth has opened in October in ~20% of seasons, albeit usually just at the very end of the month.  The problem, like this year, is that the snow often doesn't stick around long in the Main Lodge area. 

 

Average October snowfall is around 20 inches, though data collection is inconsistent in October.  A good example is the 19.5 inches that fell Oct. 4-7, 2011.  I drove up there to hike and ski that as I had a monthly ski streak going.  But that was the last snow of the month, the rest of the early season was very dry, and Mammoth did not have the majority of terrain open until late January in 2011-12.

 

The last time Mammoth was open in October was Oct. 16 in 2009. That was a temporary opening of just a few days before Main Lodge area melted out.  The standout October was 2004, which had two storms totaling 85.6 inches.  The area opened Oct. 21 with wall-to-wall coverage.

 

So the 4 inches at patrol site so far is below average.  But today's webcams show some snow above McCoy Station, and still quite a bit up top despite 2+ inches of top to bottom rain on Thursday.

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AWESOME!!!!!!

Nice job Monster.

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We are a small group that is looking for new housemates for a ski season rental in Mammoth. We all live in LA, but visit Mammoth frequently and enjoy always having a place to stay and leave our gear.

We have 2 spaces still remaining in the house--first come, first serve.

It's a 6-month rental from 12/1/16 to 5/31/17. It comes fully furnished (including washer/dryer, cable TV, and WiFi) and has 4 full bathrooms, plus there are a few hot tubs in the complex. It's located on the Red Line kitty corner from Vons, so quite a convenient location, and it's a recently renovated, nice unit. There is a monthly cleaning service as well. Unlimited shares (stay whenever you want) are $2,000 for the season. A discounted weekday-only option for those with flexible work schedules is also available.

The condo layout is such that a couple would likely have a private room with private bath at all times, and singles are also welcome. Guests can be brought for an additional fee if there is room--we have a maximum occupancy of 8 people to ensure it is always comfortable for members.

Please see pictures of the condo at the following link and contact me for more information: http://www.nomadnessrentals.com/properties-rentals/311/modern-mountain-retreat


Edited by Skeeze - 10/31/16 at 4:44pm
post #59 of 98
The link didn't work. I tried to check out the pics
post #60 of 98

The 7 inches that fell at Main Lodge the past 2 days is being supplemented by snowmaking for the scheduled Nov. 10 opening.  While the opening itself is likely to be just a couple of manmade runs, there is a 2-3 foot base high on the mountain that will be helpful opening upper terrain when the first big winter storms hit.

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