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When we think of California skiing, we tend to think of far off places like Tahoe and Mammoth.
Luckily for Los Angeles residents, the slopes are much closer than that. Located just two hours from LA in San Bernardino County, Snow Valley Mountain Resort delivers a big skiing experience right in our backyard. With 13 lifts and 28 trails spread across 240 powdery acres, Snow Valley provides the perfect range for families of all ability levels. Learn to ski on beginner terrain, cruise intermediate corduroy groomers, or challenge yourself on steep, expert trails. Want to get some air time? Hit one of three terrain parks, full of an array of jumps, spines, and tabletops. Fortunately, all this terrain is very affordable. Keep an eye on Snow Valley Values as well as its social media channels for specials like 50 percent off on lift tickets.
Off the slope activities are equally fun. Like Snow Play, the only chairlift-serviced sledding area in Southern California. Skiers and non-skiers alike will love it, from the scenic ride up to the thrilling ride down. Add on-mountain food, shopping, and a lounge with free wifi, and you’ve got the ideal day trip for sunny spring skiing.
Or stay longer. Home to an amazing collection of mountain resorts and communities featuring crystal clear lakes, hotels and resorts, and so much more, San Bernardino County is a pristine mountain escape that feels far away from the bustle of LA. From skiing to boating, hiking to fishing, it’s truly a four season destination. Book a relaxing weekend at Pine Rose Cabins, where you can enjoy the serenity of mountain streams and whispering pines all within a few miles of Lake Arrowhead Village and Lake Gregory.
To start planning your spring skiing getaway, visit CaliforniaOutdoorPlayground.com