California is known for its surf culture, certainly, but come wintertime, thrill-seekers look to the mountains to ride the slopes on skis, snowboards, and other vehicles. On this episode of the California Now Podcast, host Soterios Johnson talks to a few folks who know just where to go for some epic winter adventures.
First up is Mike Reitzell, who helms Ski California, the state's ski industry association. Whether you’re in the northern stretches of the state or down in Southern California, he can point you toward the nearest ski resort. Next up, Johnson speaks with Olympic gold medalist and professional adventurer Jonny Moseley, who has some wild ideas for extreme winter sporting. And finally, Johnson chats about ski lessons and mountain safety with Heavenly Ski Resort instructor Mike Allen.
- Mike Reitzell, president of Ski California
- Jonny Moseley, Olympic Gold medalist and host of Jonny Moseley's Wildest Dreams
- Mike Allen, director of Skier Services at Heavenly Ski Resort
Whether you're in the Shasta Cascade or the Inland Empire, Ski California's Mike Reitzell can tell you where to hit the slopes.
- Ski California
- Mt. Shasta Ski Park
- Donner Summit
- Sierra at Tahoe Resort
- Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
- Homewood Mountain Resort
- Mammoth Mountain
- Minaret Vista
- Big Bear Mountain Resort
- Ski California Mountain Safety Guide
When Olympic Gold medalist Jonny Moseley isn't living one of his Wildest Dreams, he's giving advice on how to find one.
- Jonny Moseley’s Wildest Dreams
- Moseley’s Sports Bar
- Tahoe Dirt Bikes
- Auburn Extreme Power Sports
- Coldstream Canyon
- Mohawk Tavern
- Bar of America
- Village Squaw Valley
Never skied before? No problem, according to Mike Allen, who heads up skier services at Heavenly Ski Resort.
About the Host
Soterios Johnson, formerly the local host of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition on radio station WNYC, moved from New York City to Davis, Calif., in 2016 and is just getting to know his surroundings. By combining his journalistic instincts with his personal curiosity, Johnson will use the California Now platform to develop a deeper understanding of his adopted home.