Recent Observations

Snowpack Summary:

ESAC welcomes you to the 2016-2017 winter season with our first Snowpack Summary of the season!  While it is still very early season with a very shallow snowpack at mid to low elevations, people have been getting out and finding some good turns!  Red Cone Bowl on the Mammoth Crest (10,000’) has been seeing quite a bit of daily traffic, and there are a few other locations we have gotten reports that folks who are chomping at the bit have been venturing / adventuring to, namely Bloody Mountain and Virginia Lakes.  There have been reports of 1-1.5m of snow above 11,000’ … but the trick is to get up to that level and down from that level safely. 

Let’s begin with a brief snowpack...

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