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Skiing and Snowboarding in California

Learn about the best places to play in the powder on the latest episode of California Now

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.



Whether you're in the Shasta Cascade or the Inland Empire, Ski California's Mike Reitzell can tell you where to hit the slopes.

When Olympic Gold medalist Jonny Moseley isn't living one of his Wildest Dreams, he's giving advice on how to find one.

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.

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