Mammoth is not even keeping up with other resorts. When my friends visit, they die on the slow lifts and the $95 ticket price. They think its a joke. they love the mountain, but HATE the lift system since it is sooo outdated. One lift to top, gondi, and 23 is not even high speed. That plus all the backside, still slow doubles, Mammoth still has at least 10 antiquated lifts, doubles and triples slow chairs. For the price of other resorts, where they have all high speed chairs.
HOw do we expect to be a world class destination resort when our lifts, well, they suck.? just what ive heard from people visiting from Tahoe area, and Vail, Beaver Creek.
With all the $$ from those $95 lift tickets, maybe well get a new high speed chair this year. probably chair 5 is what im thinking. We are so Far behind. Wasnt bad when the lift tix were affordable, but now, It would cost less to fly to a really Great resort for less, so why would anyone want to come to Mammoth with all its LA trash coming up every weekend?
Seriously? Every resort in Tahoe still has old lifts...I've never been to a resort with entirely high speed quads. It costs between $6-8 million for a High Speed Quad lift, and generally construction crews can do only 1 per summer, especiallu with mammoths short summers. But yes, construction crews are working on chair 5; it is being turned into a high speed quad as we speak. Mammoth has 11 high speed quads. That is more lifts than most mountains have total.