I'm arranging a ski trip with 6-10 people this winter and have narrowed it down to Mammoth or Heavenly for a week, most of the group are advanced with one or two intermediates. We are not interested in crazy nightlife, just great skiing without crowds. Bowls, trees, groomers, long cruisers and fast lifts are all good. I wanted to ask your opinions on these two resorts in late February. Will the conditions be good, is it too cold, crowded, etc. Ski-in, Ski-out lodging is very high on the priority list, we are planning on renting a house or large condo.
Might fly into Mammoth directly from Boston or fly to Vegas and have a two day driving/sightseeing tour. We could also fly into Reno and drive. It would be nice to fly direct and NOT have a car to deal with. Do you think a car is a must at these two resorts?
Thanks for you advice,