Hallelujah, the snow has arrived in bulk. Talk about extremes; after Southern California’s scary drought, the largest storm front in two years is hitting the Sierra Nevada region with over 4 feet of snowfall expected to dump on Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort by next week. It’s already begun, as Wednesday’s winter weather dropped 16” overnight.
“Getting barreled in over a foot of fresh this morning, @just_gabetaylor was just getting warmed up for the multiple feet of #snow predicted for the next few days. We’ll see you on the hill,” @MammothMountain Instagram posted on Thursday afternoon.
According to On The Snow, one foot of snow is expected to fall during the peak of the storm on Thursday evening, with around 8” on Friday and Saturday, possible bluebird day on Sunday. With over 150 runs and 27 lifts open at Mammoth Mountain, call in sick to work on Friday and go get it!
As of Thursday, February 27th, the beginnings of a new storm front has brushed the hill with 15” of powder overnight at Mammoth Mountain Resort.
“We may get another 25 to 35 inches at 10:1 over the Mammoth Crest by Saturday night,” reported Mammoth Weather.
“The upper cyclonically curved jet and UVM between 17Z to 22Z will really pound the Mammoth Sierra. Additionally, looking at the 700mb heights and RH from the new 12Z Thursday WRF, there is now a fairly sustained period of quasi SW flow which will add orographic’s to the mix.”
Bring the gortex and prepare for a fun weekend of powder skiing and snowboarding!