How to Track Mammoth Mountain Storms

Usually when storms hit, outdoor sports are cancelled. For skiers and snowboarders though, storms are the sign that it’s time to get outside.

There isn’t a better place to be after a winter storm than Mammoth Mountain, and if you don’t know why then we want to help you change that. That’s why the Mammoth Bound team has put together a short guide on how to track Mammoth Mountain storms.

Find the links you need to track Mammoth Mountain storms below, then use Mammoth Bound to find the best deals on rentals and activities in Mammoth Lakes!

How to Track Road Conditions

You can’t enjoy powder dropped by a winter storm at Mammoth if you can’t get here, and the main thing that stops people from getting here is snow on the road.

The best way to track Mammoth Lakes road conditions is by checking the Caltrans site where road conditions are updated regularly.

To do so-

  • Click this link
  • Enter highway number 395 to see the main highway leading to Mammoth Lakes

Even though the road crews in the Sierras are some of the best in the world due to how much snow they see every year, sometimes they can’t keep snow off the roads. When that happens, either a chain control will be put into effect or the road will be completely closed.

Without chains, you will not be allowed to drive past checkpoints so always carry chains in your car when travelling to Mammoth Mountain in the winter!

Storm Snow Totals

No one knows how much snow has fallen on Mammoth Mountain than the people who work on the slopes every day.

If you want to track total snowfall day by day, then the best place to start is on Mammoth Mountain’s historical snowfall page.

Once there, you’ll see each day where snow fell on the mountain along with the season total up to that date. On top of that, the historical snowfall page also has an extended history so that you can compare the current season’s snow to past snowfalls.

Storm and Weather Conditions

Even once you’re at Mammoth Mountain, the storms that bring heavy snow can still shut down the mountain or make it difficult to ski and snowboard.

Most often, mountain closures are the results of high winds that create dangerous conditions and make lift operations impossible.

The best place to get up-to-date information on Mammoth Mountain weather is at the Mammoth Ski Patrol website. There, you’ll find detailed weather information that shows wind speed, wind direction, and temperatures for several lifts.

That kind of information is not only vital to making sure you can layer and prepare for skiing and snowboarding, but it can also give you an idea of if the mountain will need to close.

Even if the mountain is open, whiteout conditions can be dangerous to ski and snowboard in. If you find yourself in heavy winds or low visibility, then stay close to whoever you’re riding with and ski slowly until conditions improve!

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