California is reputed for its sunshine and fun loving lifestyle. Nowhere is that playful spirit more evident than in the mountains, The Sierra Nevada’s. Mammoth is the biggest with the longest ski season, the best terrain parks and events. Lake Tahoe has the most ski areas within an hour’s drive around the gorgeous turquoise blue lake. Big names include Heavenly,  Kirkwood and Northstar – all on Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass, and Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows – on a shared ticket, soon to be connected by gondola. Sugarbowl, Mt Rose, Incline Village and Homewood are others. These big beautiful mountains surrounding the Lake attract celebrities and pro skiers and riders alike for sun, snow and a social scene not to be missed.
Here are a few reviews on California’s ski resorts.
Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley

Lake Tahoe Family Ski Trip
California Ski Photos and Images