From the high peaks of the Sierra to the beautiful Lake Tahoe, California boasts 28 ski destinations, from big name resorts to lesser well known treasures. From azure blue lakes to rugged mountain peaks and world famous attractions such as Yosemite National Park nearby, California’s ski resorts offer plenty of action both on and off the slopes.

The third largest state in the USA by area, and the most populous, California hugs the west coast from Mexico to Oregon and is bordered by Nevada and Arizona. In the north of the state, the Sierra Nevada range is the most popular ski destination in California, here you will find big name winter destinations such as Mammoth Mountain and Lake Tahoe which is home to resorts such as Heavenly and Squaw Valley. Further south, the San Bernardino Mountains are where you will find resorts such as Bear Mountain, Snow Summit and Mountain High.

In addition to world class skiing and snowboarding, choose from scenic helicopter flights, hot air balloon rides, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country, tubing, dog sledding, sleigh rides and more.  Discover vibrant ski villages that party well into the night, boutique shopping, indulgent day spas and a seemingly endless selection of events, many of which are family friendly.

Los Angeles and San Francisco International Airports provide connecting flights to regional airports nearby each of the major resorts. Sacramento and Reno also boast international airports, providing easy access to the Lake Tahoe region.

A Californian ski holiday provides everything you need for a memorable and rewarding winter adventure.

For more information about travelling to California, please visit the official California travel website

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Region: California