How to decide which ski resort to visit in California

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 10, 2010 1:10 pm

OK, so all day we’ve been feeding you reasons to visit the mountains of California. The state has so much to offer, you’ve gotta see it to believe it. However, if all of our reasons are simply overwhelming you, here’s something that can help. Visit to help you pick the top five things you should in Cali. You’ll find the best of the Golden State, from roller coasters to tiramisu and much more. Created by locals, celebrities and anyone else with five great travel stops to share, California Fives tap into everybody’s personal favorites. A great place to start would be champion free climber Beth Rodden’s top Yosemite hikes, surfer Jim Moriarty’s top beach towns, and chef Charles Phan’s top markets. And, to help you pick the top five ski resorts to visit, check out our brand new Resort Rater.

That Rater lists nearly ever ski resort in North America and is ranked by users. Rankings are based on several elements from snow conditions to ski patrol quality. Once again, here’s a list of the ski resorts Cali has to offer:

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
Alta Sierra Ski Resort and Terrain Park
Bear Mountain Resort
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Boreal Mountain Resort
Coppervale Ski Area
Dodge Ridge Ski Area
Donner Ski Ranch
Granlibakken Ski Resort
Heavenly Ski Resort
Homewood Mountain Resort
June Mountain
Mammoth Mountain
Mountain High Resort
Mt. Baldy
Mt. Shasta Ski Park
Mt. Waterman Ski Area
Sierra Summit Mountain Resort
Snow Summit Mountain Resort
Snow Valley Ski Resort
Soda Springs Snow Park
Squaw Valley USA
Sugar Bowl Resort
Tahoe Donner Downhill
Yosemite’s Badger Pass