Wild Winter Weather Means an Awesome Spring


Have you heard about all the snow in Mammoth Lakes? Well, this wild winter weather is far from over. Mono County and the Town of Mammoth Lakes are currently under a Winter Storm Warning, an Avalanche Warning AND a Blizzard Warning through Wednesday morning, March 1. According to our town history books, this is only the eighth Blizzard Warning issued since 1995!

Currently travel to and from Mammoth Lakes is EXTREMELY difficult. Please do not drive or travel unless absolutely necessary. A potent, high-impact winter storm is affecting the region with periods of heavy snow and strong winds producing blizzard/whiteout conditions in the Sierra along with prolonged travel disruptions.

Mammoth Mountain’s current season total sits at 478-625,” putting this season on par with record-setting seasons of the past. We know everyone is itching to enjoy all the fresh snow, but please be reasonable when considering any travel. Remember that the skiing and riding season will be extra-long and UNREAL this year, so there is plenty of time to Visit Mammoth and get your turns in after the blizzard warning has passed!

Lara from Mammoth Lakes




Now more than ever, please, Be Patient. Be Considerate. Be Kind. And Be Safe!

Keep an eye on road information and DO NOT try and avoid road closures and take alternate routes. If Caltrans says the roads are closed, they are closed! Visit Roads.dot.ca.gov for up to the minute road conditions/chain restrictions or use the Caltrans Quick Map: Quickmap.dot.ca.gov before you get on the road. You can also call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

Please note that currently the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, the public transit service in Mammoth Lakes, will run with modified schedules, weather permitting. However, there will be no U.S. 395 service. Keep an eye on ESTA’s website for the most up-to-date information.



Dos and Don’ts of a Blizzard Warning

*DO NOT travel unless absolutely necessary

*DO follow @mammothmountain for live and hourly mountain updates

*DO put chains on your vehicle as soon as you enter a chain required area

*DO give yourself 3x the stopping room at lights, stops signs and when following other vehicles

*DO wear bright, reflective clothes if you are walking around town. It is difficult to see people walking in a snowstorm.

*DON’T create your own parking spot

*DO pack extra blankets, food, and water in your vehicle in case you end up stranded in it for an extended period.

*DO NOT abandon your cars, even just briefly overnight, it creates plowing issues and likely damage to your vehicle

*DO NOT try and avoid road closures and take alternate routes. If Caltrans says the roads are closed, they are closed!


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There is a whole lot of fun to look forward to this spring! With an extra long skiing and riding season and plenty of events, Mammoth Lakes will be your hotspot!




Want to watch the snow continue to accumulate in Mammoth Lakes? Check out our snow report page for the latest totals and information, as well as images of the snowy action and tips and tricks for navigating town.


(From Mammoth Lakes Tourism)

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