I decided to let my BF pick out what we're doing for Spring Break, and he picked snowboarding at "Mammoth" in California. So, in less than a month, I'm going to be... very cold. I'm getting really scared. This really isn't my idea of a dream vacation, but he loves snowboarding so I'm going to try to humor him. 1. I'm from Hawaii, have never seen snow falling, and have only seen it on the ground two other times (on Mount Rainier and in Norway, both in the Summer). I know I need special clothes (snow pants, etc). Have any of you guys ever done any snow sports? Is it fun? I'm afraid I'm just going to freak out when I see snow... and want to play in it. For 30 seconds. And then run inside for hot chocolate. 2. Has anyone been to Mammoth? I was looking at hotels in the area, and TBQH, they look a little scary. I was hoping to find a 5-star, but there doesn't seem to be one in the area. They have some "rustic cabin" things and some poorly rated "resorts," but TripAdvisor.com doesn't give any of them good ratings. Is there another good snowboarding destination I should try to talk him into? One with a spa, preferably? And a Louis Vuitton? And nice restaurants? *wink* Hope some of you snow bunnies can help me out!