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7 Skiing Spots to explore in California

The most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area.

Bear Mountain Ski Resort43101 Goldmine Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, USA

The San Bernardino Mountain ski resorts are northeast of Los Angeles and only a two hour drive from the beach. Bear Mountain is the most popular of the resorts for boarders while Snow Summit attracts more skiers. Since establishing the first freestyle park in the early 1990s, Bear Mountain has continued to be a leading innovator in freestyle ski and snowboarding, along with terrain park building.

Big Bear Mountain Resort880 Summit Blvd Suite A, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, USA

Big Bear Mountain Resort offers the best skiing and snowboarding experiences in Southern California at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. It is also an alpine oasis for outdoor adventurers near Los Angeles in the summer, featuring plenty of family-friendly options like mountain biking, hiking, and base area activities, with discounts available for kids and seniors.

Jobs PeakJobs Peak, California 96120, USA

Jobs Peak located in Alpine County, California, is the most prominent peak visible from the Carson Valley in Douglas County, Nevada. The peak offers hiking and backcountry skiing with the view of Lake Tahoe. It is in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is one of the iconic location for challenging trek too.

Mountain High Resort24510 CA-2, Wrightwood, CA 92397, USA

Mountain High is Southern California's CLOSEST home for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and snow play. This winter resort ti s located in the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County. It is one of the oldest ski resorts in the country.

Mt. Baldy Resort8401 Mt Baldy Rd, Mt Baldy, CA 91759, USA

This is a ski resort located on Mount San Antonio—Mount Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains. It is in San Bernardino County, Southern California. It is located 45 mi from Los Angeles, the closest city to the ski resort. The ski resort features traditional runs, open bowls, chutes, and tree runs; and claims to be the "largest and steepest resort in Southern California," with 26 runs and four chair lifts spanning 3 mountains featuring a peak elevation of 8,600 ft.

Rim Nordic Ski Area35050 CA-18, Running Springs, CA 92382, USA

Rim Nordic Ski Area is located in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California. It offers Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing, summer activities include Mountain Bike Racing. Features include 12 miles of groomed trails, Lots of off trail snow shoeing, Machine groomed, track set for classic and skating, Learn-to-ski beginner package, Telemark rentals and lessons, Snowshoe rentals, Demo and skating rentals available.

Skyline Bear Valley Resort2280 CA-207, Bear Valley, CA 95223, USA

Bear Valley is a friendly and relaxing High Sierra escape located in the beautiful Central Sierra Mountains. The alpine ski area and a portion of the real estate in the village of Bear Valley was owned by an investment partnership led by a Canadian company. Winter activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and backcountry adventures.