Reports from Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol last night indicate that the recent storm came in with a grapuel layer which is bonding poorly to the old snow interface. Crowns in the 12" + range have been witnessed by patrollers in the ski area, and they want those travelling into the backcountry to be aware and cautious. Even though there isn't a ton of snow out there, there is still the potentiall to trigger and be caught in an avalanche.
ESAC is still ramping up for the 2015-2016 Season, with the hope of issuing regular Snowpack Summaries on our website beginning 12/1. Until then, please be safe out there, and mark your calendars for our Season Kickoff Event scheduled for 12/5 (details coming soon).
This snowpack summary applies only to backcountry areas outside established ski area boundaries. This snowpack summary only describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur. This snowpack summary expires 24 hours after the posted time unless otherwise noted.