skidemon22posted in regionals but, looking at the most recent posts in other threads, doesn't look like to much circulation over there...
Anyway, going out for a week on the 9th, what will conditions be like? Are they prone to April storms? Or just sunshine and soft snow? Thanks!
It should be good. I was just up there for 6 days and the coverage was great. I got classic windbuff and some pow, although the wind shut most of the mountain down on Monday.
When Mammoth has this kind of coverage things can go several ways. April storms are very common, in fact an April where you didn't get at least a couple of storms of at least 18 inches would be an odd April. The top can still be winter snow at that point, with nice windbuff, or the top can be fun slush, so great turns either way. With as much snow as they have they will be open until Memorial Day if they want to stay open that long.
The one thing you have to fear is the top getting slushy, followed by a cold snap. If that happens it will be icy until it thaws again or there is another storm. This happens from time to time, but you are more likely to get classic winter windbuff or fun slush. Paranoid 3 gets a bit more sun and can be slushy when Paranoid 2 is classic winter windbuff, so you have different options depending on what you want to ski. Just be aware that if you want to ski slush in Paranoid 3 wait until it softens up a bit, as it will be icy in the morning if it has been warming up enough to slush up. If you get classic spring slush conditions Hangman's is a really great place to make spring slush steep turns, although it has to be pretty warm for it to slush up.
I will be there the first weekend in April, then there the weekend after you are there. Good luck. There is a good chance it will be fun.