Widely know for the sun, beaches and surfing, California also offers popular snowboard destinations. Here are the best California slope spots for snowboarders.
Big Bear Mountain
Latitude: 34.241402 | Longitude: -116.888401
Located in San Bernardino, Big Bear Mountain is two hours from LA. Boasting crystal clear skies above and views of the blue lake below, this destination is particularly popular with snowboarders.
Whether you’re just learning to ride or are a professional, Big Bear Mountain has something for you. The mountain includes over 700 skiable acres and 4 mountain peaks. One of the biggest perks of the mountain is the resorts own snow making machine resulting in fresh powder rain or shine – pretty rad! Even more, over the course of a season, the mountain constructs more than 150 snow features including jumps of all shapes and sizes.
Latitude: 34.236381 | Longitude: -117.658975
Located in the San Gabriel Mountains, Mt. Baldy is only one hour and twenty minutes from LA. Snowboarders looking for a less crowded and affordable mountain option should head to Mt. Baldy.
The mountain includes about 400 skiable acres and boasts the steepest vertical drop in Southern California at over 2,000 ft. thanks to its 8,600 ft. summit. Annual snowfall is about 130 inches. Be sure to check out the lift hours so you can be the first to grab a chair on a powder day!
Latitude: 37.648546 | Longitude: -118.972079
Go big or go home! Roughly five hours from LA, Mammoth does not disappoint. Boasting the highest summit elevation in California, Mammoth is known as one of the best mountains in the state.
Offering phenomenal 360-degree views from the lifts, the mountain is comprised of more than 3,500 skiable acres, 150 named trails and a 3,100 ft. vertical drop. It receives an impressive 400 inches of snow per season and has the highest summit elevation in California at a height of 11,053 ft.