Waking up to the sound of the front end loader clearing snow outside your window is always exciting (my wife would say otherwise!). I headed up the hill to get some powder skiing and wasn’t disappointed. Conditions were interesting however as the snow had fallen reasonably wet meaning it was quite heavy and the wind had blown it around a bit too. In all there looked to be about a foot of new snow with some places getting more than that and other places scoured to the rock by the wind.
I skied Drop Ten, Tower Avalanche Chutes and runs on lower Lincoln Mountain as the upper mountain was not open. Coverage is getting there but you still need to be careful and trees and rocks. I think tomorrow will be even better with the wind making some good ‘Mammoth wind buff’. Things at Mammoth are still pretty quiet as usual for this time of year making it the perfect time to visit. Break out the fat skis and come on up!