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such good snow and so consistently good. as a top 10 largest resort in the US, you could spend a whole week here in not hit every run. hopefully, the top is open when you visit because there are some sweet runs for those who want to venture to the summit of 11,053 ft. have fun, know your limits. ... Full Review
Mammoth has been my home mountain for a while and unfortunately it’s operational quality has been on the decline. At first we thought it was the weather, than the pandemic, but over time you realize it’s the culture of the mountain. From over worked understaffed operations, to the litter of beer cans on the runs and in the lift lines.
Mammoth is no longer the skiers mountain it once was, and midweek storms on Wednesday and Thursday’s are often treated like snow making for the weekend warriors.
And ease of access to upper alpine and summit terrain has destroyed the quality of “expert” runs. Leaving the vast majority of the runs rock scoured and slid out.
Mammoth needs a reset, right now it is a bit of a traveling circus from the human and dog waste in the parking lots to the number of alcohol related collisions on the slopes. ... Full Review
Mammoth holds! Consistently the most snow not in Jackson Hole, a ton of expert terrain up top and off chairs 9 and 22, all the beginner-intermediate terrain you want on the Canyon and Eagle side. I've skied all over the country and always find myself saying; "At Mammoth though..."... Full Review
So now the latest: With the mountain closed since early March, those of us who've spent hundreds of dollars on season ("IKON") passes obviously have not been able to utilize them. Understandable and the necessary thing.
However, is Alterra doing anything to ease that loss for its customers? Oh yeah -- I just got the email offering us an additional $50 discount on our renewals for next season. REALLY? That's almost an insult. How about 50% OFF? We all bought a "product" that we can't use because the product is not available (I've gotten in ONE day on the mountain this season); now they want us to buy it again, throwing us this $50 bone...
Time for us to Mammoth-ites start a movement and let Alterra/KSL know that there's more to mountain life than corporate profit. #WHATWOULDDAVEDO... Full Review
I've been skiing Mammoth since the early '80's, and while the mountain itself is still awesome, the recent developments are not very promising. I was appalled at how many low ratings recent reviews are showing, and it's pretty clear why: KSL/Alterra has in a short time destroyed what Mammoth has been about since Dave McCoy built it, all in the name of corporate profit. They'd better get their heads out of their collective arses and understand two things:
1) Mammoth is not, and never will be, a "destination resort" like Aspen; it lacks the infrastructure and space to support such development (just ask Starwood and IntraWest how well it worked out for them).
2) Ask almost anyone who's been coming to or lives in Mammoth about it, and (aside from some business interests) almost all of them will tell you they don't WANT it to become such a place and lose the unique vibe that is Mammoth Lakes.
Mr. McCoy used to take care of the locals, with "homeboy rates" for passes, etc., as well as senior passes at an affordable price; that's all gone now, and in place of affordable passes we have the Ikon pass that gives access to a bunch of other resorts that most denizens of Mammoth have no use for. If we didn't happen to own a place in Mammoth, we'd likely stop coming. As it is now, I wonder how much longer I can afford to continue skiing this mountain.... Full Review
Mammoth is just to expensive for what you get. Long lines, expensive foods, on an already ridiculous ticket price. Lower the prices ditch the IKon pass. Add a play area for children at the lodges not everyone skis or snowboards. Going to the mountain used to be a fun inexpensive experience for all. Also bring back local discounts a deals!... Full Review
worst snow conditions i have ever skied
and i have skied all over north america
extremely windy and icy the top half of the mountain was closed for 4 days
but what do you expect with 13 inches of snow over January
could see the potential if they had snow however to plan a trip from Australia way to risky
go to the rockies or interior bc
... Full Review
I've been skiing Mammoth since the 1970'. Mammoth was awesome as a kid, as a single adult and now as a parent. Winter sports are expensive, Mammoth is no exception. I read a complaint below about staff and I totally disagree. Mammoth staff has always been kind, friendly and readily helpful. When my daughter was sick, at least 3 people at Canyon stepped up to help me. When I was injured, ski patrol staff treated me like family. Alex at the village gondola is my favorite--he always remembers my kids and cracks us all up. Nothing but love for this place!... Full Review
I never write reviews but feel as if I have to make it known to someone from management. My family and I are (6) are pass holders for many years and are here every year many times. I feels as though over past two years service is getting worse. Last year I noticed it significantly and this year even worse. Less and less staff everywhere, and the staff that is at the mountain and lodge areas is less trained, can care less many times, food not much to be desired for for the price. Prices skyrocketing up every year as if to create the mountain as a very high end place yet service instead of getting better diving down. ... Full Review
Been skiing this mountain since the early 1950's and still find new runs every year.... Full Review
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