As a Southern California resident, I have skied Mammoth since the early 80's. While it was always one of my favorite mountains, the "town" was lacking back then. Not anymore! With the addition of the Village at Mammoth and The Westin Monache Resort, the remodel of the Sierra Nevada Resort, the updates at the iconic Mammoth Mountain Inn and the many new shops and restaurants, the town of Mammoth now matches the mountain resort. With nonstop flights from four California airports (LAX, San Francisco, San Diego and Orange County) and possibly more to come right into Mammoth-Yosemite Airport, it's easy to reach from anywhere in the US. Once there, it's just a short 15 minute ride to a wide variety of lodging, shopping and dining. If you haven't been to Mammoth in years, it's time to go back. And if you have never been to Mammoth, do yourself a favor and visit this season!