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Mammoth’s more than 3500 acres make it one of the biggest resorts in North America. The terrain is evenly balanced with 30 percent of the slopes graded easy, mostly in the lower area. If you want to, you can take advantage of the separate beginners’ area with beginner lifts and an excellent ski school. This well-developed location is a bit out of the way but that makes it ideal for people who want to escape huge masses of people.