Mammoth is my favorite hill in California. The prices are high, but the mountain is fantastic. The resort seems bigger than heavenly because it is continous. It is very well laid out and the top to bottom is a continous slope, no skating for snowboarders. I can't say enough about this mountain. I absolutley love it. Also a couple reviews below me the person rated it an overall 1, with a 4 in terrain, that makes absolutley no sense. There are too many people out there that still have the snowboard hating mind frame. If thats you than stay at the few resorts that ban them, its really that simple. Im a snowboarder and have ridden with long time residents on skiis. They dont mind me at all, we all have fun together. They never say that we have ruined the mountain. Not all boarders pee our names in the snow, but whatever anyways its a great mountain.