New Powder Brings Out Skiers & Snowboarders
Mammoth received 14-19 inches of fresh snow and has now received a, well, mammoth 260 inches this season.
The forecast for Friday thru Sunday, Feb. 19-21, calls for mostly cloudy skies and warm temperatures, as high as 44 on Saturday. The lows are in the mid-20s.
Better yet, the winds that caused the closure of much of the upper half of the mountain – Mammoth is notoriously windy – are to die down, making for lots of fresh powder and comfortable conditions for skiers and snowboarders.
All lifts and runs are expected to be open throughout the weekend.
True to its name, Mammoth is a massive place, so finding a good chair and good runs is not difficult.
If conditions are not favorable in some areas – and it could be windy at the top – then experts can still go down the back side for Chair 13, get close to the top at Chair 3 and even do steep moguls (for those who like those things) down Chair 22.
Generally, it’s days like this weekend that are ideal for intermediate skiers and snowboarders, and Mammoth delivers seemingly endless trails for people of that skill level. There’s even a snowboard park.
One tip: When it’s busy in Mammoth, the place with the most people and longest lift lines is Stump Alley. It is, however, a good place to meet people if you’re single.
The most popular lunch place is McCoy Station, ideally situated between the top and bottom of the mountain.
Then you go for ski apres and into town and party – adult style – at the various Mammoth bars.