Sure, California might be known for its warm climates, but we get our fair share of bad weather when winter rolls in.
Brighten up your damp, rainy days by visiting one of these five winter resorts and consider using a bus rental service to get you and your friends to the resort easily, without having to drive on slippery roads.
Mammoth Mountain was created some 55,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption and is located south of Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. One of the best ski resorts in California, it is also at the highest elevation and has enjoyed record snowfalls in 2010. Mammoth is exceptionally popular, so get a charter bus rental and bring your friends!
Big Bear Lake offers a local winter resort option for those in southern California, not far from Los Angeles. Big Bear offers two ski resorts, shopping, and winter tours in the backcountry. It boasts an almost entirely freestyle terrain, and is the only resort in the United States to do so.
Squaw Valley offers 4,000 acres of world-class winter resort near Lake Tahoe, California. Activities include not only skiing and snowboarding, but local ice skating and shopping. Squaw’s nearness to Tahoe provides entertainment such as comedy clubs and partaking of Nevadan gambling laws for those who are inclined to do so.
Mount Shasta has attracted resorts since as early as the late 1800s. Mount Shasta Resort offers an 18-hole golf course which is not accessible in the winter, but their day spa, delicious restaurant, and other amenities to build the winter chalet feeling will have you cozy in the mountains.
June Mountain Resort offers backcountry packages, ski tours, and naturalist tours, just twenty miles north of Mammoth Lakes.
Now that you have a place in mind of where to go, your next step will be getting there. Consider using a bus rental company such as Quality Assurance Travel if you are traveling with a large group of people to get safely there and back.
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