How the Mountains of California Make Snow

8th August 2016 | Joel Gratz

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The climate of California is maritime, meaning that it is close to an ocean moisture source.  - ©Diamond Peak Ski Resort

The climate of California is maritime, meaning that it is close to an ocean moisture source.
Copyright: Diamond Peak Ski Resort

The climate of California is maritime, meaning that it is close to an ocean moisture source.  - ©Diamond Peak Ski Resort
The largest and snowiest ski areas in California are located in the Sierra Nevada mountains.  - ©Google Maps/OpenSnow.com

The largest and snowiest ski areas in California are located in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Copyright: Google Maps/OpenSnow.com

The largest and snowiest ski areas in California are located in the Sierra Nevada mountains.  - ©Google Maps/OpenSnow.com