We skied Mammoth 3 days in Feb. One day the wind was so stong that several skiers and borders were either blown back onto the lift(which wouldn't stop) or just plain blown off their feet. On a last run of the day trying to get back to canyon lodge from the main lodge,it was blowing so hard that we couldn't see any trail signs or runs. You could ski a few feet and then the gusts would blow so that I had to crouch to stay upright. I know I'm a wimp but it wasn't just me about 6 borders and several skiers were huddled and we decided to stay close and lead one another down. Actually one of my most enjoyable experiences of the year.
: WE MADE IT afterall and it was both fun and challenging.Never did get to Canyon lodge tho. Ended up at Eagle and had to drink till the ride made it over , tuff luck.
: On the other hand one day at Kirkwood on top my wife was blown off her feet(skis). That was kinda fun too cause we were skiing off some really steep bowls but the wind was holding us up. Which is best? Probably depends on the day, and how much you like the wind!!!!