Find Your Ski Area:

California

Our nation’s most populous state is the also third largest and stretches from the northern Redwood and Douglas-fir Forests, through the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Mojave Desert, down to the southern tip.

What Makes California Unique?

Visitors to the state can watch expert surfers in the colder northern waters and then drive through the breathtakingly large Redwoods.  You can visit the legendary Alcatraz in San Francisco one day then experience some of the world’s top ski resorts near Lake Tahoe. Or if you enjoy more fair weather, take a trip to L.A. during the winter, enjoy big city life, and then drive an hour into the San Bernardino Mountains for better skiing than you would imagine for a southern region. In all, California has over 20 ski resorts!

Major Ski Resorts

The northern region of California is probably most famous for the wine district and Redwood Forest. These areas are truly worth visiting in your lifetime. Even a very large family, holding hands, can’t wrap around some Redwoods. They are simply awe-inspiring. Just north of Redding is Mt Shasta, although less known, it is set in a stunning part of the state and offers excellent skiing for all levels.

If you are looking for top skiing and snowboarding, head to central California. The main attraction would be Lake Tahoe—just two hours from Sacramento—offering 12 ski resorts within a short drive (often shuttle service between them) and breathtaking views of a lake that was formed over 2 million years ago. Whether you visit the largest ski resort of the area, Heavenly, or prefer a less populous attraction like Diamond Peak, you won’t miss out on excellent runs either way. Lake Tahoe’s major ski areas also include Alpine Meadows, Kirkwood, Northstar, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, and Mt Rose. There are more ski areas, but we have focused on these resorts and have provided original information on lodging, ski levels, off the mountain activities, and information snowboarders will need and love.

Still central California, no more than 100 miles south of Tahoe, are Badger Pass, Mammoth Mountain, and June Mountains—located in the Inyo National Forest and the eastern Sierra Mountains. A favorite among snowboarders like Shaun White, the area is pristine, quaint, and awesome winter fun.

Located in the southern region of California, in the San Bernardino Mountains, are the ski resorts of Mt Baldy, Big Bear, Snow Summit, and Snow Valley. Within a short drive from L.A.’s beaches, you can literally ski in shorts and a t-shirt during the early and late ski season.

Vacation Coupons

Read more about each of California’s impressive winter vacation destinations and head there this winter. We have California covered from the North to the South with discounts and deals on lodging, ski rental equipment, lift tickets, dining, and more.

Featured Blog Posts

Activities for Non Skiers at Ski Resorts Abounds

Nothing’s worse than hearing your best friends are going skiing, but you can’t ski. Or, maybe going skiing with your kids and finding out, once you arrive at the resort, they’re really not that into skiing, could be worse. But these types of scenarios don’t really happen anymore, thanks to resort areas that have finally  Read more ➝

The post Activities for Non Skiers at Ski Resorts Abounds appeared first on Ski Vacation News.

Read more...

Condos Vs. Hotels

When choosing the best lodging option for your ski vacation for you and your friends or family, you will probably start by browsing through a few choices on the internet before picking. Some will be hotels and some will be condos. But what are the main differences and which one is best for a ski  Read more ➝

The post Condos Vs. Hotels appeared first on Ski Vacation News.

Read more...

Spring Skiing

If you are thinking you missed your window to go skiing or snowboarding this year, it simply isn’t true! Spring skiing can be some of the most fun skiing because you often don’t have to deal with the bitter cold but can still enjoy a great day on the slopes. Not to mention, lodging is  Read more ➝

The post Spring Skiing appeared first on Ski Vacation News.

Read more...

Mt. Baldy

Mount Baldy Ski Resort, known affectionately as “Baldy” by most, is a little bit of heaven on Earth. Located on Mount San Antonio, it is in San Bernardino County, Southern, California, only 45 miles from Los Angeles. The resort was created in 1952 and opened in 1953 and includes 23 traditional runs, chutes, tree runs, open  Read more ➝

The post Mt. Baldy appeared first on Ski Vacation News.

Read more...

Late Ski Season

When the ski season begins to wind down that doesn’t mean that there is no snow.  Actually, this can be some of the best skiing you can find! Yes, it might be later in the year but in spots get dumped on by snow like Colorado, California, Utah, Vermont, Idaho and of course Canada. The  Read more ➝

The post Late Ski Season appeared first on Ski Vacation News.

Read more...

7 Steps To Saving Big: How To Ski & Ride Affordably

You’ve always had dreams of taking your whole family on a winter ski or snowboard vacation. Or maybe your fantasy is rounding up that group of friends who just love hanging out together on the mountain. Perhaps you’ve managed it before, but don’t think it’s in the cards for this season. Relax and get on  Read more ➝

The post 7 Steps To Saving Big: How To Ski & Ride Affordably appeared first on Ski Vacation News.

Read more...

Day Vs. Night

Most skiers live for the blue bird day. You know, that day when the sun transforms the snow into a blanket of blinding diamonds, when you need polarized lenses and sunscreen for first tracks, and when the sky puts on a crayon-box display of cobalt and indigo and robin’s egg and a thousand other indescribable  Read more ➝

The post Day Vs. Night appeared first on Ski Vacation News.

Read more...

Renting Ski Equipment?

You’ve waited all year for this vacation. You arrive at your dreamy winter wonderland. Check in at your lodging is easy and you are ready to hit the slopes. But wait….you haven’t picked up your rental equipment yet. The lines, the hassle, the crowded fitting area…all of a sudden your vacation high becomes a quick low.  Read more ➝

The post Renting Ski Equipment? appeared first on Ski Vacation News.

Read more...

Stage Custom Goggles

All skiers can tell you that goggles are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment when skiing. Our friends over at Stage are not only building a great company, but they are also doing good things for their community. Now, you can’t get much better than that. When you visit their website, you will currently  Read more ➝

The post Stage Custom Goggles appeared first on Ski Vacation News.

Read more...

Last Minute Deals

If you’ve put off your ski vacation for whatever reasons, we think you are going to be very happy to know that this time, in spite of the procrastinating, you’re going to be able to get a great deal, if you act quickly. Coupons, auctions, and markdowns are available for lodging, ski passes, apparel, accessories,  Read more ➝

The post Last Minute Deals appeared first on Ski Vacation News.

Read more...

Photo Courtesy of Heavenly Mountain Resort

Peaks Club Mountain Resort Discounts


Free Mountain Resort Club Membership

Peaks Club™ is a savings club for travelers who enjoy visiting America's top mountain resorts at affordable rates. Membership is free, and comes with many benefits:

  • Exclusive deals and discounts for incredible savings.
  • A chance to win prizes such as skis, snowboards and trips.
  • Conveniently save discounts in your member profile.
  • Instantly share discounts on social media or via email.
  • First to be notified of  flash deals and last-minute savings.

Join the fastest-growing ski discount clubs on the Internet, and start saving on your mountain travels!

Subscribe

Join Peaks Club™ to receive member benefits.

(*) Indicate that field is required.

Password does not match.

Email address already on file.Please submit a new email address.

* = Required
First Name *
Last Name *
E-mail *
Password *
Confirm Password *

Member login

Thanks for entering!

 

Winners will be notified by email.

 

Meanwhile, browse the site to take advantage of ski deals and discounts, or get the App to conveniently search savings from your mobile device. 
You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for 24/7 updates on the latest deals and discounts to share with your friends. 

Come back often - new giveaways are added weekly
.

Password has been sent to your email address.

* = Required
Email *
Password *

Remember Me
or

New Member

Password does not match.

Email address already on file. Please submit a new email address.

(*) Indicate that field is required.

* = Required
First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Password *
Confirm Password *

Forgot Password

* = Required

Please enter email address.

Password has been sent to your email address.

Sorry, that email address does not exist. Please reenter email.

Email *

New Member

Password does not match.

Email address already on file.
Please submit a new email address.

(*) Indicate that field is required.

(*) Please enter a valid email address.

* = Required
First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Password *
Confirm Password *

Payment Info

(*) Indicate that field is required.

Credit Card Number Must Be 16 digit long.

* = Required
Credit Card First Name *
Credit Card Last Name *
Credit Card Number *
Credit Card Date (MM/DD/YYYY) *
Credit Card Security Code *

Upon submitting payment, your credit card will be immediately billed for your monthly or annual subscription.