News Flash - Mammoth Lakes Fire Department:

A note from the MLFD Chief...Given the significant snowfall we've had this past month, the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District is asking for your help, and raising your awareness for some weather related challenges.

First, the weather should break for at least the first part of February based on current forecasts, and we are asking for your help in digging out some fire hydrants. We have been bringing in CalFire hand crews after each of the major storms this month in an attempt to keep about 105 key hydrants dug out. There are over 700 in the Town, but given the frequency and amount of snowfall we are struggling to keep and maintain only about 70. 

Second, but more important, is your personal safety. It’s been a few years since Mammoth Lakes has experienced a real winter, and we want to provide some "heads-up" reminders: 


  • Intersection visibility; assume no one can see you, proceed slowly 
  • Use sidewalks when available, have a bail-out plan if a car starts to slide toward you 
  • Driving with chains – slow down (maximum speed limit throughout town is 25 mph when chain control conditions are in effect)
  • Clean windshields/windows and clear snow from top of vehicle 
  • Clear stairs and walkways of snow/ice – avoid falling injuries 
  • Keep emergency egress bedroom windows clear of snow; our first floors have essentially become basements beneath the snow 
  • Carefully reduce roof loads (especially if doors are snug, cracks in sheetrock, bowing timbers, etc.) 
  • Make sure vents are clear of snow to maintain ventilation 
  • Cornice/Ice/Shedding roofs; there are deadly loads out there – keep your head up!
  • Be careful when removing snow and ice around your propane tanks; lines can be sheared  
  • Kids playing in the snow – from sledding into traffic to playing beneath cornices; help them make better decisions 
  • Avalanches in town and in the backcountry – the danger is high near and far – keep your head up!


News Flash - Fairway Drive:

On December 7th, Chadmar’s Annual Review of the Snowcreek VIII Development Agreement was on the Town Council Agenda. The Boards of both Fairway Homeowner Associations took this opportunity to lodge our complaints about the current condition of Fairway Drive. After a flood of letters and Ted Stern’s presentation, Council agreed to place the Road Maintenance Agreement for Fairway Drive on their January 18th Agenda. In the meantime, the Boards are hoping to have some productive conversations with Mr. Lande and the Town of Mammoth Lakes.


Upcoming Events 


  • ​​​​​Meet N Greets - coming up President's weekend, volunteers always appreciated, details soon


  • Board Meetings - 10 am on 3/11, 6/10, at 4 pm 9/1 and,
  • HOA Annual Meeting 10 am 9/2017

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Town is buried... Roads are closed and operations on hold until persons can leave their homes to enable snow removal!   


We have more than a ton of snow here at SCV and in town. Highways have been closed, use link for road conditions for both highway 203 and 395. There is currently no overflow parking due to snow banks.  NOTE: Garbage bins are not accessible so double bag your trash and hold in garage until plows can clear.     


At this point we are talking to Villar Construction about hauling snow out of the neighborhood.  In the meantime be prepared to shovel your walk way and stairs if you do not have access to your home through your garage.  When the storms stop coming some owners might need to have their lower back decks cleared because that is the only emergency exit from the home.  

Driving can be challenging. Your best transport is an all-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance, a shovel and chains (this applies on storm days and after until roads are clear).  


During this dynamic winter season, always carry emergency supplies, food, medicines, chains and a shovel with you in the vehicle.  Check highway conditions before driving up to Mammoth Lakes.  If you get to Snowcreek and have an urgent situation (not an emergency) please email to both Shawn and Clint.  Thank you for your patience with this continued big snow event.   ​Stay updated with the Mammoth Town Update


Road Conditions (800) 427-7623 or


See Live Camera @ US 395 & SR 203 (Updated about every 20 minutes...)

Click on DOT link to see if you should chain up.  Camera has been down so use menu on left for highway info.  


Full moon on 1.12.17 was spectacular!

Tree Triple Whammy!

Your trash and bears



Adventures with Blinds 


** You can now view on your mobile device !.

3 Warming Soup Recipes

Restaurant Reviews


Snowcreek V II Board


Jack Oswald, President 
Jean Taeger, Vice President 
Ted Stern, Secretary
Ron Caird, Treasurer 
Patrick Ellingsworth, Director                                  


Board email:  board@snowcreekv.com



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update - january 23, 2017