In the Golden State of California, the travel and tourism industry thrives. Indeed, its success directly correlates to the success of the state’s overall economy. In 2008, $97.6 billion was spent on travel in and to California (a 0.8% increase since 2007), and that spending directly supported 924,000 jobs with earnings of over $30 billion. What brings so many people to this state? Simply put, California is the ideal destination for the outdoor activist. The mountain sport enthusiast thrives in the Golden State. Whether it’s summer, winter, spring or fall, there’s always a reason or two to explore the mountains of California.
We’ll be posting several other mountain related reasons why California is perhaps the best state in which to be. Stay tuned throughout the day and you’ll learn 20 reasons to take a trip out to Cali. If you’re into mountain sports, you’ll definitely want to keep your browser at theskichannel.com!