This is "The Real" Mammoth Mountain Snow Report for the 2nd week of November. The featured image shows the groomers on Broadway and the above image shows the face of chair 3. Both photos taken 11/10/21.
Conditions: After a few days of cruddy weather we had a perfect bluebird day yesterday (11/10/21) with much improved conditions. Mammoth received almost a foot of snow, but it was really wet and heavy leading to 1-3" of hard crust on top. You could find some soft turns out there if you hunted in the right place, but there was softish crust across most of the mountain. Coverage is great on the open runs, but finding pow stashes will be tough. Expect some great groomers over the next couple days. Above photo is Climax on 11/10/21 at around 9:30 am just after they opened the top.
Weather: Sunny and warm with light winds for the next 4-5 days. It should cool down early next week and we might get some good snowmaking weather at night. Little to no chance of snow over the next week or so.
Weekend Outlook: It should be really nice weather this weekend (if you like it warm and sunny). Parking will continue to be a bit of a hassle until they get the Stump Alley chair running. You will still be able to find a spot, but plan on taking the parking shuttle (masks required on the shuttle). Chair 23 opened for the first time yesterday and the re-opened Chair 11 for beginner terrain. Expect fast and fun groomed runs early and slushy conditions later in the day.
Park Report: No changes to the park at this point, although the conditions are much improved due to the new snow. You'll have 8 fun features including rails, boxes, a wall ride, and a pyramid with rail.
Update 11/12/21: Based on how busy it was today, I would expect it to be very crowded on the slopes this weekend. Mammoth Mountain is planning to open Chair 12 along with Unbound Express and Chair 23 to alleviate some of the lines. They have also extended the park to the top of Unbound with a few additional rails.
With this super warm weather it hasn't been very icy in the mornings, so I would recommend heading to the hill early on Sat or Sun. Some runs were turning to full on mogul runs late in day due to the soft snow and amount of people on the slopes. Wake up early, get a good parking spot before the lifts start spinning, and get some breakfast at the lodge. If you get there a little later just plan for long lines for the parking shuttle at the end of the day.