The Latest Update on Snow in Mammoth Lakes

Mar 21, 2023

Updated as of March 20 at 5 pm.

Get the full details on upcoming storms and snowfall totals for Mammoth Lakes below.

Snow Report for Mammoth Lakes

The storms have kept coming and show no sign of slowing. These storms will definitely complicate the already unreal amount of snow that we have here so a reminder of our top tips: Check road conditions before traveling and while traveling, be prepared for delays and closures, carry chains, extra water and food, and blankets. And remember, that your gps and traffic apps are not always up to date of road conditions. If the main routes are closed, it’s likely the side roads are in way worse condition. So far this season, Mammoth Mountain has a snow total of 634 – 804 inches.

Be Patient (and Thank a Local)
Please remember that locals have been shoveling non-stop just to get to work to help our town operate. They are tired, but they are here for you! Please thank them if you have a chance.

With this amount of snow, town is going to feel tight. Snowbanks are HUGE and often tough to see around whether you are driving or walking, and parking lots are tight. Please use extreme caution and be patient when looking for parking spots and when driving to and from the mountain. Being patient helps everyone stay safe.

Please be aware that due to the extreme nature of this storm, operations could be affected, and delayed openings of lifts is expected. For current operations, check the Mammoth Mountain app or website.

As always, keep an eye on reports about road conditions and closures and plan your travel during times when the roads are safest. Remember to always clear your roof of snow, as it may shift while you drive.

For the full details on weather in Mammoth Lakes, check out NOAA’s extended forecast.

Some storm photos from the last week are below.

Snow Totals in Mammoth Lakes

So far this season, Mammoth Mountain has a snow total of 634 – 804 inches. Keep an eye on Mammoth Mountain’s social media to see what lifts and trails are open each day. During storm periods, their team is providing hour-by-hour updates on operations via social media.

Head to the Mammoth Lakes Instagram and Facebook pages for snow pictures of the fresh snow. And don’t forget to tag Visit Mammoth when you post your own snow photos throughout the season for a chance to be featured.

Mammoth Lakes Activity & Road Updates

The following roads are closed for the season:

  • All Mammoth Lakes Basin roads
  • All Reds Meadow roads
  • Hwy. 203 to Minaret Vista
  • Hwy. 120 into Yosemite

Dakota Snider

A professional photographer for 10+ years, including four years shooting in Yosemite National Park, Dakota now works as the Sr. Manager of Marketing & Events for Visit Mammoth. When he's not adventuring with a camera in hand, which is rare, Dakota enjoys time spent with friends exploring the Sierra on foot or skis.

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