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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.

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

By Andy Selters

Wilderness Press
Black 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.

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