Mammoth - huge in every way

by: zakk - Mar 9, 2009

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 5
  • Nightlife 5

    Pros: huge, awesome mountain, great staff

    Cons: LA attitude, tough to get in the winter

    Recommended For: Singles, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Nov 1, 2008

Full review

Sitting around after Thanksgiving Dinner, the wife and I were longing for some snow. I had my laptop and found the Mammoth was open. We headed home that night and grabbed the boards, packed up, and left first thing the next morning.

Driving down 395 from Tahoe was an experience, we took the long way to get there. Great scenery and a great drive.

Arriving at Mammoth, it was an absolute blast staying on the mountain. The kiddie park was great for me to start learning jumps and boxes. The terrain was all over the place from huge, steep runs to easy greens to help my wife learn to link turns.

It was easily one of the best trips always. A few instances of the LA attitude you heard about, but the place is so big and the staff so cool is easy just to cruise the mountain and enjoy the ride.

Nothing at all I'd change of this mountain. Not one thing.