There's periodic whining on the Mammoth Forum about the mountain "going corporate," changes from the Dave McCoy era. Especially during/after last season when there were mid-season layoffs and the closing of June Mt. for 2012-13, both forced by the banks holding the debt from the Starwood purchase in 2006. My observation is that mountain operations are maintained at a high level comparable to the Dave McCoy years. Mammoth is a somewhat unusual ski market in having a lot of SoCal residents (often second homeowners) who ski nowhere else. I've told a few of them online that if they got around and skied other places they would more appreciate the way Mammoth is usually managed. Nonetheless I think it was really dumb for Starwood to saddle a weather dependent business like a ski area with that much debt.
Mammoth retains its natural advantage over the Tahoe areas in terms of near immunity to rain and superb snow preservation deep into the spring.