This low key resort on the western side of the Sierra is a local favourite for Central Valley skiers and boarders. Some 70 miles north-east of Fresno in the uncrowded Sierra National Forest, China Peak offers nearly 518 metres of vertical, and sweeping views from its highest point at 2,652 metres.
The goal is to be a place that is easy to get to, and that has something for everyone. Children can build their skills on a Burton Progression Park in Ullmann’s Alley. More advanced boarders and skiers ride the rails, boxes, hips, and spines of popular, and challenging, Tollhouse Park. Canyonlands gives skiers and boarders a place to play on bank turns, rollers, and jumps.
For an old time end to your day, put up your boots and relax at JW’s Original Bar, in the unpretentious base lodge.
Snow-covered peaks in winter, gushing waterfalls in spring, wildflower meadows and glistening lakes in summer, vibrant colours in fall—this is a land of dramatic and wild beauty. World-class mountain resorts circling turquoise-blue Lake Tahoe, and at Mammoth Lakes cater to all, with scenic ski trails in winter and trails and vistas in summer.
Yosemite Valley…is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and gold and wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.” - photographer Ansel Adams
Yosemite National Park - a World Heritage Site, is found roughly 3½ hours east of San Francisco. Whether you hike a mountain, ski the steeps, or lounge in a hot tub beneath a canopy of stars, you’ll find your perfect getaway.
Granite monoliths, waterfalls, alpine meadows—it’s no secret that Yosemite delivery some seriously big wow moments. But what is a secret is the bounty of awesome things you can see and do on your...