Mammoth Mountain is one big pile of powder. The ski resort in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range gets more than 30 feet of snow a year on average on top of its more than 3,500 skiable acres. The resort features ski lifts, rental shops, restaurants, ski and snowboard schools, and lodging. Its hotels include the luxury Village Lodging, Mammoth Mountain Inn (hotel and condo), Juniper Springs Resort (condo units), and Tamarack Lodge (rustic cabins and lodge). Summer activities include mountain biking, fishing, golf, and climbing, while Yosemite is less than an hour away. Mammoth is owned and operated by Starwood Capital, which paid some $365 million for a controlling interest in the resort in 2005.
Mammoth also offers fishing, golfing, biking, hiking, wall-climbing activities, as well as various music, food, beer, wine, and art festivals throughout the summer months.
Founder Dave McCoy pulled skiers up the mountain with a rope tow starting in 1953 and began developing the area into a ski resort.