Yesterday was nice. Snow around mid mountain was crusty early but softened as the day progressed. Around 2:30 the bottom of the mountain was basically h skiable. The top was icy and windy early on but probably thawed as the sun came out. Pretty solid day outside of the blackout powoutage!
It was VERY WINDY today (gusts 60-70 mph), which caused the mountain to shut most of the lifts down. The snow is very bad by any of the lodges and anything below about mid mountain (slush and ice), but the snow is better higher than mid mountain (packed powder & spring snow).
Most of the mountain was icy until 10:30(daylight savings time affected that), from about 11 to 1:30 it melted over the ice to give it a soft fluffy ride that I considered good enough to hit 50+ mph on my bombing runs. After 1:30 it was so so depending on the runs. Slushy then.
Soft pushable snow on top, "fresh corn/untracked 3" soft glop" (which is fun) in mid altitudes, spring slush at bottom. Almost no obstacles, warm, no wind, fun snow. Doesn't get much better than this (other than deep pow I guess.). Fun times!!
Went up Thursday, they just got a 0.5" of snow...better than nothing! Great powder on higher runs. The lower runs gets slushy as the day goes on. It's hot! But still great! Backside was great after 12!! Some fresh tracks were made.
What a fun day at Mammoth! Snow is hard and fast something anyone that has skied in the East coast can relate to! Absolutely not typical West Coast conditions but if you can carve and hold your edge you'll have fun. Crazy warm too but so nice to ski with warm temps. Spring skiing is the best!