Mammoth is a great resort to visit, it is very large so there is plenty of areas to check out on the mountain.The tree runs and terrain are really good, they also have something for everyone. It can get crowded especially down at the lodges and the prices are a little steep $71 but I mean that is what it is like at alot of the resorts in Colorado. To avoid some of the crowds stick the mid mountain lifts and the back sides less people go there. Mammoth is located between Los Angeles, CA about 4-6hr and Reno, NV 3-4hr away on HWY 395. Now I do have a season pass here but I would not say it is my favorite resort, that would be KIRKWOOD. Best time to go is during the week there are no lines and the price is much cheaper. If you do go make sure you are prepared Mammoth can get a lot of snow last new years 2005/2006 it snowed 8FT in one night and they hand to close down the HWY 395 but there is no really mountainess driving slow straight climb on 395 also make sure well you are there to check out the Hotsprings they are really dope.