Update! Snow didn't really hit until we entered Mammoth, then lots of people chaining up. Today was gnarly + awesome ! Made it up and down the hill just fine, but lots of struggles during the afternoon...a shitload of people stuck. We did not end up needing to use the chains, but alot of cars did and alot of people were stuck! Since only Main lodge is open right now, the road up and down was super sketch.
Once you got up to the mountain...visibility was very poor. At the base of Broadway, you could see a few lift pillars ahead of you, but at the top, we could only see 10 feet in front of us. The storm continued to gain strength throughout the day, even the die hard had to call it quits. Later on in the evening, the storm knocked out the power to about half the city. Bigger establishments with generators seemed to be okay. The outage lasted from 2.5 to 3 hours. But all this aside...the fresh powder was worth it!