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California – 4 Resorts in 4 Days

The Team April 6th, 2011

I’m just back from a ski trip to California – yes there is skiing in California and it’s amazing!

During our visit we had epic conditions and certainly some of the best snow I have ever seen! 5ft of fresh powder in Mammoth and 4 days later 8ft in Squaw Valley… it was perfect powder as well – so light and dry (a bit unusual so late in the season!). Hope I’ve not made you too jealous!?

United Airlines operate a direct flight to Los Angeles from Heathrow which takes about 11 hrs. It ‘s often thought that California is much further away than the likes of Denver or Vancouver but in fact it’s only an additional 1 ½ hours. The flight arrives into LA in the evening so the best option is to spend a night in LA before making your way up to the ski resorts. We stayed at the Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills, which is located about 30 minutes from the airport, in the right direction to catch the Highway 395 towards the snow. So the next morning we loaded up our 4x4s and headed to Mammoth Lakes.

Conditions on arrival into Mammoth

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