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Catch the Winter Wave


Experience California Altitude
The Swimming Pool at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
California: Luxury

You know California’s mountains offer world-class skiing and boarding. But even if you’re not into bombing down the mountain on fiberglass, you can find plenty to do—...

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California: Outdoor

Go ahead and gawk. With wraparound views of lakes, mountains, and winter wonderlands, the Golden State’s alpine resorts offer not just great places to ski and enjoy other...

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Train Like a Winter Olympian

Here’s where you can participate in Olympic winter sports—and more snow activities—throughout California

If your alpine skiing time doesn’t quite qualify for the Olympic Games or you’re seeking expert tips on the halfpipe, California offers plenty of...

Feb 1 - Feb 4
Watch the best snowboarding and freeskiing athletes in person at the first qualifying event for the 2018 Olympics

Head to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area the first week in February to see top athletes go head-to-head at the four-day U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix. The spectator-...

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10 Don’t-Miss California Snow Events
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Don’t-Miss Snow Events

Plan your California ski trip around one of these events in the snow

Between the falling flakes and the après-ski party atmosphere, a vacation in the California snow is festive from the get-go. Around the Golden...