A great vacation requires two things: a winning destination, and means of travel that won't suck the life out of you and make you swear you'll never take a vacation again, even if you win one on a game-show where contestants guess the prices of various dinette sets. Get that great vacation: fly to Mammoth on Horizon Air. Heralded as one of the best designed parks in America, with two world class mountains, terrain parks for beginners, intermediaries, and fearlessly accomplished pros -- plus monthly concert series and other killer events -- Mammoth is the premier destination for anyone who loves hitting the slopes, either with sticks, snowboards, or their face. Lift and lodging packages start at just $133/night, with 10%-off advance-purchase tickets available online. Better yet: Daily flights from LAX on Horizon Air start at $69 one-way, and that price includes booze -- guaranteeing your journey to-and-from is just as festive as your "aprés-ski", or, if you're so inclined, your "ski". Visit MammothMountain.com for the lowdown on ski packages and flight information. Or call 800.MAMMOTH -- and while you have them on the horn, ask them what the hell a dinette set is.