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California Skiing

People who are not residents of California, don't always thinking of skiing when they think of the state. However California is home to a number of excellent ski resorts, and in fact even hosted the 1960 Winter Olympic Games.

Ski areas and resorts in California include: Warming Hut at Mount Waterman, Southern California
  • Alpine Meadows - near Lake Tahoe
  • Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows - in Southern California
  • Badger Pass - in the Southern Sierra Nevadas, in Yosemite National Park
  • Bear Mountain - in Southern California
  • Bear Valley - between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park
  • Boreal Ridge - near Lake Tahoe
  • Buckhorn Ski and Snowboard Club - 40 miles (64 kilometers) North of Los Angeles
  • Diamond Peak - near Lake Tahoe
  • Dodge Ridge - near June Lake
  • Donner Ski Ranch - near Lake Tahoe
  • Granlibakken - near Lake Tahoe
  • Heavenly Ski Resort - near Lake Tahoe
  • Homewood Ski Resort - near Lake Tahoe
  • June Mountain - in the Southern Sierra Nevadas
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort - in Kirkwood, near Lake Tahoe
  • Kratka Ridge - in Southern California
  • Mammoth Mountain Ski Area - at at Mammoth Lakes in Southern Sierra Nevadas
  • Mount Baldy Ski Lifts - 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Los Angeles
  • Mount Shasta Ski Park - Just East of Interstate 5 between Mount Shasta and McCloud
  • Mount Waterman - in Southern California
  • Mountain High - in Southern California
  • Northstar at Tahoe - near Lake Tahoe
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe - in Twin Bridges, near Lake Tahoe
  • Sierra Summit - in the Southern Sierra Nevadas
  • Snow Summit - in Southern California
  • Snow Valley - in Running Springs in Southern California
  • Squaw Valley Ski Resort
  • Sugar Bowl - in Norden, near Lake Tahoe
  • Soda Springs - near Lake Tahoe
  • Tahoe Donner - near Lake Tahoe
  • Trinity Mountain Resort - in Southern California
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Books About California Skiing

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Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California

By Jeremy Benson

Mountaineers Books
Released: 2017-10-15
Paperback (256 pages)

Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California
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After some dreadful years for Sierra skiers, the snow is back and the pent-up demand to ride it is satisfied by this book!
From Bishop to Tahoe to Shasta, and multiple slopes in between, California has a big ski and snowboard culture and this backcountry guide describes 97 of the state’s best routes. Part of our critically-acclaimed series, Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California is written by Tahoe-based professional skier, Jeremy Benson, and covers the best of the state, featuring advanced backcountry descents with serious verticals. The northern region of the book focuses on Mount Shasta and Tahoe, while the central region includes Mammoth, Bishop, and Sierra Club hut trips, and to the south, 14ers Mount Whitney and Mount Langley and more.

Lost Ski Areas of Southern California

By Ingrid P. Wicken

Brand: The History Press
Released: 2012-10-09
Paperback (128 pages)

Lost Ski Areas of Southern California
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The snow-laden slopes of the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains have beckoned Southland skiers since the 1930s. Many once-cherished ski areas have disappeared, yet their history remains. A short drive from the sun and sand, places like Rebel Ridge and Kratka Ridge offered snowy escapes. Thrilling races were held at the First International Pine Needle Ski Tournament in North Hollywood, while the San Diego Ski Club boasted Dorothy McClung Wullich, the first female member of the National Ski Patrol. Ingrid Wicken, ski historian and founder of the California Ski Library, chronicles Southern California's lost mountain getaways and the vanished ski areas that introduced everything from rope tows to artificial snow.

50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California: Mount Shasta to Mount Whitney

By Paul Richins Jr.

Brand: Mountaineers Books
Released: 1999-11-30
Paperback (240 pages)

50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California: Mount Shasta to Mount Whitney
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  • 50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California Mount Shasta to Mount Whitney
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* Covers backcountry routes from California's Cascade Range to the Sierra Nevada

* The most complete backcountry ski and snowboard information available in California guidebook

* Paul Richins, Jr., is an expert ski mountaineer with extensive experience

50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California offers some of the finest ski and snowboard routes in California, ranging over a 550-mile span from the Cascade Range in the north, to Mount Whitney, to the Sierra Nevada in the south. Grouped into nine geographical regions, these summits represent the best of the best from well-known destinations to more remote areas to a sampling of the highest peaks. Historical anecdotes about each region round out the guidebook.

Tours range from a half day to seven days, and while all can be completed on either snowboard or skis, the author makes specific recommendations for the best snowboard descents. Each trip description includes a complete narrative of the ascent and descent plus information on trip highlights, trip duration, level of difficulty, mileage, elevation gain, and access. The appendix includes a list of California's highest peaks.

Mount Shasta: A Guide to Climbing, Skiing, and Exploring California's Premier Mountain

By Andy Selters

Wilderness Press
Paperback (200 pages)

Mount Shasta: A Guide to Climbing, Skiing, and Exploring California s Premier Mountain
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  • The Mt. Shasta Book is the ultimate guide to safely the hiking, backpacking, and climbing routes up the 14,162-foot mountain. In addition, this guide covers the areas skiing, snowboarding, water activities, and mountain biking trails. With over 50 co
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Mt. Shasta is California’s premier, stand-alone, 14,000-foot mountain—with the largest and longest glaciers in the state. Along with Washington’s Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shasta is one of the two most prominent large mountains in the contiguous United States. Shasta is sought after by so many climbers and skiers nationwide because it offers such a wide variety of routes, especially moderate ones for the aspiring mountaineer and backcountry skier.

The fully updated fourth edition of Mt. Shasta, by Andy Selters and Michael Zanger, is the most comprehensive and detailed guide and overview to a large, varied, historic, and coveted mountain for climbing and skiing. The guide offers extensive detail on dozens of trips both on the mountain and in its surroundings, including weather, climbing and skiing conditions, amenities, and history. A special extra is a guide to Shasta’s superb circumnavigation at timberline, pioneered by John Muir, that is often referred to as one of the best off-trail hikes in the Northwest. The book also comes with a topographic map showing all mountain routes and variations.

Alpine Sierra Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Ski, Bike, Fish, Drive from Tahoe to Yosemite, 5th Edition

By Jerry Sprout

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Paperback (240 pages)

Alpine Sierra Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Ski, Bike, Fish, Drive from Tahoe to Yosemite, 5th Edition
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With a printing history that dates back 20 years, its no wonder ALPINE SIERRA TRAILBLAZER is called the outdoor bible for the High Sierra by local press. Vacationing families and adventure athletes alike have come to rely on Trailblazer s trail-tested advice and descriptions to a four-season treasure trove of recreational excursions. The new 5th edition, covers some 300 different hikes, beginning at the north shore of Lake Tahoe, extending south through Markleeville and Hope Valley, then on to Sonora Pass and Mono Lake, and ranging up to the Tuolumne Meadows region of Yosemite National Park. Hikes vary from out-of-the-car strolls to daylong treks. Along the way is a full array of mountain bike rides, fishing trips, and cross-country skiing. Eye-catching layout and trademark organization make this comprehensive guide easy to use. Six maps and nearly 200 photographs compliment the text. Trailblazer country includes hikes into eight wilderness areas (Carson-Iceberg, Mokelumne, Desolation, Emigrant, Mt. Rose, Hoover, Ansel Adams), along with three national forests, and a dozen state and county parks. All activities are within a two-hour drive of the Sprout s home turf near Markleeville, California this book is the fruit of a lifetime of alpine exploration. Extras in ALPINE SIERRA TRAILBLAZER include a Trailblazer Kids section, outdoor tips and safety precautions, concise fact sheets, strategies for visiting the Sierra, and a Resource Links section a well-organized list visitor information, conservation groups, museums and cultural attractions, accommodations and eateries, recreational outfitters, as well all the public agencies contacts for camping and backcountry permits.

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