Mammoth is MAMMOTH. A huge mountain with lots of terrain, good steeps, nice chutes. This place has a great race program for kids, and I'll be putting my kids through it in a couple of years. I also love the fact that they reduced season passes to $576 for this season. This is now my home mountain, so it's become my favorite.
I love this place. A lot of challenging runs, and sizable cliffs. The Apres Ski scene is unparalleled in North America. Whister village has something for everyone...even if you don't ski. My only complaint is that the snow tends to be rather wet and heavy.
I grew up skiing this mountain, and it is Nor Cal's version of Mammoth. A lot of steeps at this place, great tree skiing, and a decent 'resort' feel at the base of the mountain. Squaw has not completely upgraded to high speed lifts, and it can still get crowded on weekends.