California has the largest population of any state in the U.S, and it may just boast the biggest personalities in the ski world. Thanks to a wide variety of terrain spread out across the state, California skiers and snowboarders often travel up to eight hours to get their fix of snow.

Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains provide easy access from Los Angeles, to resorts like Bear Mountain, Snow Summit and Mountain High. Farther north, the Sierra Nevada range is the most popular ski destination in California. Mammoth Mountain, in the Eastern Sierra, has steeps and bowls for a variety of skill levels. Within the Sierra Nevada, the Lake Tahoe region has the most concentrated amount of ski areas in all of California. On the lake’s north side, Squaw Valley’s steeps and cliffs will suit the extreme skiers, while Sugar Bowl receives enough snow to satisfy most powder hounds. On the south side Heavenly offers luxury slope side accommodations and Kirkwood provides a broad range of advanced skiing and snowboarding terrain.

Click on any resort below to receive ski and snow reports for California resorts, or click on the other tabs for information regarding California resort stats, chairlift information, user reviews and more. 

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25 % 40 % 35 % % 1500ac
Last Updated: 3/ 4
35 % 50 % 15 % 0 % 0ac
Last Updated: 3/ 6
24 % 52 % 14 % 10 % N/A
Last Updated: 3/ 6
25 % 40 % 35 % 0 % 700ac
Last Updated: 3/ 6
21 % 39 % 39 % 0 % N/A
Last Updated: 3/ 4
20 % 40 % 40 % 0 % 0ac
Last Updated: 3/ 4
25 % 50 % 25 % 0 % N/A
Last Updated: 3/ 6
20 % 45 % 30 % 5 % 2051ac
Last Updated: 3/ 4
15 % 50 % 25 % 10 % 800ac
Last Updated: 3/ 6
35 % 45 % 20 % 0 % 400ac
Last Updated: 3/ 6
15 % 50 % 20 % 15 % 2300ac
Last Updated: 3/ 6
25 % 40 % 20 % 15 % 2500ac
Last Updated: 3/ 6
20 % 42 % 34 % 3 % 0ac
Last Updated: 3/ 4
20 % 55 % 25 % 0 % N/A
Last Updated: 3/ 4
15 % 31 % 31 % 23 % N/A
Last Updated: 3/ 6
13 % 60 % 27 % 0 % 1965ac
Last Updated: 3/ 6
25 % 50 % 15 % 10 % 0ac
Last Updated: 3/ 4
11 % 28 % 33 % 28 % 0ac
Last Updated: 3/ 6
19 % 54 % 19 % 8 % 199ac
Last Updated: 3/ 6
14 % 46 % 32 % 7 % 130ac
Last Updated: 3/ 6
23 % 31 % 46 % 0 % 120ac
Last Updated: 3/ 6
25 % 45 % 30 % % 1600ac
Last Updated: 3/ 6
17 % 45 % 38 % 0 % 1475ac
Last Updated: 3/ 4
27 % 47 % 27 % 0 % 0ac

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