Ski California Winter Sports Mountain Destinations Travel Guide


Pictured above at Big Bear Mountain Resorts is a skier laying tracks on some freshly fallen snow. What a sight to behold...and to experience. Only a two hour drive from the Southern California beaches puts you on the mountain peaks, gliding through the air with an icy thrill like no other.


Southern California

Ski Areas

Big Bear Mountain


Mountain High

Mt. Baldy

Mount Waterman

Snow Summit

Snow Valley

Trinity Mountain


Eastern Sierra Mountains

Mammoth Lakes

June Lake

Tahoe Ski / Snow Area

Alpine Meadows Ski


Diamond Peak

Donner Ski Ranchh





Ski Mt. Rose

Northstar at Tahoe

Sierra at Tahoe Ski Ranch

Soda Springs Ski

Squaw Valley

Sugar Bowl

Tahoe Donner

Western & Central Sierras
Bear Valley Ski
Mount Reba Ski Area
Camp Connell
Huntington Lake
Sierra Summit
Dodge Ridge Ski Area
Badger Pass
Mt. Shasta /Northern California Ski Areas
Cedar Pass Ski Area
Stover Mountain Ski Area
Mount Shasta Ski Park
Mountain Air Ski Lodge
& Ski House
Coppervale Ski Hill

California snow skiing and snowboarding are available at over 30 ski resorts throughout California. Mountain ranges where you'll find easy to challenging skiing include the popular San Bernardino mountains in Southern California, touting a beach-close location just two hours from the beach. And in northern California, the bulk of the skiing can be enjoyed for the greatest part in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, plus Mt. Shasta and Yosemite's Badger Pass. 


Ski and Skiing Travel Guides abound, offering tips on where to go for snow in California. The best place to check out the snow is in person. Most the ski resorts offer sledding and tubing areas, as well, some ice skating and cross country skiing. Nearly every ski resort now has a web site offering at a minimum, reports on the open slopes and lifts. Some of the high tech, big biz destinations now have cams, daily video postings, music and entertainment, plus extreme events and competitions to keep it fresh and fun.


We're all about having fun and though California mountains and ski slopes make their own snow, it helps when the storms pass through, assuring nearly every ski lift and trail will be open for the winter season and ski vacations. While California is but one of many US ski destinations, the local, growing population has assured that there isn't a shortage of skiers and snowboarders, families on winter weekend getaways, or singles looking for extreme thrills to make these mountain ski areas thrive.


Got snow? Big Bear Mountain does. And so does Tahoe, Mammoth and Bear Mountain. The Sierras are dressed in white, and the San Bernardino Mountains are jazzed when the storms blow through, bringing the beautiful white powder that skiers, snowboarders, and we flat-landers crave for our winter escapes from the sunny beaches, central valleys and dry deserts. Not every year offers the abundance that Southern California ski slopes would hope for, or event Badger Pass at Yosemite. But most major commercial ski resorts have snow making equipment that get cranked up as long as it's cold enough outdoors for some winter fun.





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