Springtime Skiing & Surfing in California

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The calendar says March and the thermometer is slowly rising, but that doesn't mean you can't still strap on skis and hit the slopes. The warmer winter and lack of prolonged snowfall made for some lackluster ski conditions in ski destinations like Vermont, but El Niño created an ideal situation in California.

Let's check out some of the local's favorite places to ski and surf in Ventura County West, California! 

  • The popular Mammoth Ski Mountain in the Sierra Mountains of Northern California saw one of their best precipitation seasons ever. It's a two-hour plane trip from Los Angeles to Mammoth/Yosemite Airport. When you arrive, you're greeted with 150 trails over 3,500 acres that will likely remain open until July. 
  • After exploring the terrain, check into the family- and pet-friendly Westin Monache Resorts. Featuring 230 rooms and suites, the property includes a heated indoor pool, ski rental and storage service, kids club and free meals for your children. Book now until the end of May and choose the Mammoth Mountain Ski Package. This gives you 15% off a stay of 3 or more nights, plus 2 adult lift tickets.
  • If surf and sand is on your mind, then just drive an hour north of Los Angeles to visit our friends at Ventura County Coast. This tony community, which includes Camarillo, Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Ventura, has a down-to-earth atmosphere and lack of attitude mixed with 72-degree year-round sunshine.
  • The area is ideal for outdoor types who enjoy biking, running, surfing, swimming or just enjoying nature. At Channel Islands National Park, you can hike, whale watch, kayak, paddle board and deep sea dive. Learn the best places to connect with nature in our latest videos on Travel Savvy TV, each featuring locals sharing their recommendations in dining, bars, shopping and more.

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