Awesome! I love Mammoth! I will probably be making a trip down there this season.
Yeah last year Tahoe was very dry until late February. I didn't think I would go at all last season, but the end was actually pretty decent and I got some good days in. The coverage was pretty pathetic though. We've already gotten quite a bit of snow this season, AND it's super cold, so I'm staying hopeful that it will be nothing short of fantastic!
Have you ever gone to any of the natural hot springs near Mammoth?