HoopsThereItIshow do you go about that? I live in socal too and I'm tired of splitting a tiny motel room with 5 people every time haha
We have a group in Mammoth that rents a ski lease every year. It is 385 a month, so it is pricey, but when you think of what a decent place in Mammoth would cost during the xmas to New Years eve it makes sense. I take two one week trips a year and go about 3 weekends a month so it makes financial sense. Plus, you don't have to plan when you go up. If all 5 couples go for the same weekend it is crowded, but that has not happened yet.
There are other leases which are less expensive, but they tend to be more crowded. That is really not a big deal, it is awesome to have a place to crash whenever you want and if you intend to go often it is almost essential.
For you guys thinking about doing this the first thing to do is to find a group and figure out budget. These types of setups are very common in Tahoe, reasonably common in Mammoth and I would assume there are some in Summit.
It really is the way to go if you want to be a weekend warrior and live more than 90 minutes from your mountain, even though it is pretty pricey. We pay quite a bit but if you are willing to deal with crowds you can drop the price quite a bit.