Seven or eight years ago in early May I flew to Reno & drove to Mammoth, on a very loosely organized trip.
Starting on a Tuesday or Wednesday I found out not only was half of Mammoth closed (with plenty of snow)
but they were not even open to the top except on weekends. This pissed me off so bad I left immediately and
went to Squaw Valley.
Squaw Valley had almost everything open (Ok maybe Silverado was closed). My greatest pleasure was finding
3 visitors at the Squaw Valley tram base wearing jackets that said "Mammoth Mt Lift Operation Supervisors."
I promply informed them I left their stinking mountain YESTERDAY because they wouldn't run their damn lifts.
I'm sure I rattled the Mammoth dudes cages and they gave some lame reason (financial I think) for this.
The rest of the week at Squaw & Alpine was fine.
Skis hung up here in MD