SnowMatch

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With winter off to a great start, we know you’re stoked to hit the slopes that will deliver the most fun for your personal style. Love to ride park or are trails your thing? Need kid care or lessons? Do you like to party? Enjoy variety? Check out these short ‘n sweet profiles of California’s premier resorts to discover the perfect match for YOU!


KEY
Physique = Physical characteristics (acreage, elevation, trails, lifts, terrain parks)
Cheap date = mid-week, senior, child, military and other specials
Strictly monogamous = pass good at that resort only
Non-monogamous = passes good at other resorts
Loves kids = especially family-friendly
Life of the Party = more adult-oriented
Down-to-earth = casual vibe
Sophisticated = luxury vibe
Metropolitan = close proximity to urban areas
Size matters = Notable depth of average annual snowfall



Bear Valley Ski Resort
Bear Valley

SM-BearValleyProfile
Physique: 1680 ac / 6600-8500′ / 3 terrain parks / 75 trails / 9 lifts
Cheap date (military specials)
Strictly monogamous
Metropolitan (close to Bay Area)
Size matters (359″ avg annual snowfall)
Find us at bearvalley.com


Bear Mountain
Big Bear Lake

SM-BigBear
Physique: 198-550 ac / 8805′ / 80% park / 37 trails / 12 lifts
Cheap date (child, senior, midweek specials)
Non-monogomous (Dual Mountain Anytime, Cali4nia Pass)
Life of the party (check out The Scene)
Supportive (progession park)
Find us at bearmountain.com


Boreal Mountain Resort
Soda Springs

SM-Boreal
Physique: 480 ac / 7200′ / 7 terrain parks / 34 trails / 6 lifts
Cheap date ($15 Fridays for college students & active military)
Strictly monogamous
Metropolitan (close to Sacramento)
Find us at rideboreal.com


China Peak Mountain Resort
Lakeshore

SM-ChinaPeakProfile
Physique: 1500+ ac / 8709’ / 3 terrain parks / 45+ trails / 10 lifts
Cheap date ($99 3-Day Learn to Ski/Ride Package, College Season Pass)
Non-monogomous (Powder Alliance)
Size matters (over 300′ avg annual snowfall)
Retro & unique
Find us at skichinapeak.com


Diamond Peak Ski Resort
Incline Village

SM-DP
Physique: 655 ac / 8540′ / 2 terrain parks / 30 trails / 7 lifts
Cheap date (midweek, senior, college specials & more)
Non-monogamous (multi-resort)
Loves kids: 6 & under ski free
Find us at diamondpeak.com


Dodge Ridge
Pinecrest

SM-DodgeRidge
Physique: 862 ac / 8200′ / 3 terrain parks / 67 trails / 12 lifts
Cheap date (select stores offer $10 off)
Strictly monogamous
Metropolitan: Close to Bay Area & Central Valley
Loves kids
Down-to-earth & versitile
Find us at dodgeridge.com


Donner Ski Ranch
Norden

SM-DonnerSki
Physique: 550 ac / 7861′ / 1 terrain park / 53 trails / 8 lifts
Cheap date: Everyday low prices + Old School Days Tues/Wed/Thurs
Strictly monogamous
Down-to-earth & loves kids
Find us at donnerskiranch.com


Heavenly Mountain Resort
South Lake Tahoe

SM_Heavenly
Physique: 4800 ac / 10067′ / 3 terrain parks / 97 trails / 28 lifts
Cheap date (Tahoe Value Pass)
Non-monogomous (Epic Pass)
Life of the party
Extroverted, high energy
Well groomed
Find us at skiheavenly.com


Homewood Mountain Resort
Homewood

SM-Homewood
Physique: 2010 ac / 6230′ / 6 terrain parks / 64 trails / 8 lifts
Cheap date (various specials)
Non-monogomous (passes good at other resorts)
Hot date: Peak to Shore Experience
Find us at skihomewood.com


June Mountain
June Lake

SM-JuneProfile
Physique: 1500 ac / 2590′ / 1 terrain park / 35 trails / 7 lifts
Loves kids 12 & under free
Non-monogomous (passes good at other resorts)
Introverted (uncrowded, no lift lines)
Find us at junemountain.com


Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Kirkwood

SM-Kirkwood
Physique: 2300 ac / 9800′ / 3 terrain parks / 86 trails / 15 lifts
Cheap date (Tahoe Value Pass)
Non-monogomous (Epic Pass)
Loves to teach (Discovery Series+)
Size matters; big mountain experience
Find us at kirkwood.com


Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Mammoth Lakes

SM-Mammoth
Physique: 3500 ac / 11053′ / 11 terrain parks / 150 trails / 28 lifts
Cheap date (child/sr/midweek specials)
Non-monogomous (Cali4nia pass)
Size matters (400′ av annual snowfall); big mountain experience
Find us at mammothmountain.com


Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe
North Lake Tahoe (NV)

SM-Mt
Physique: 1200 ac / 9700 / 3 terrain parks / 60+ trails / 8 lifts
Life of the Party: Ladies Thursday & Two Fer Tuesdays
Metropolitan (close to Reno)
Tall (Tahoe’s highest base elevation & some of longest continuous vertical in NA)
Find us at skirose.com


Northstar California Resort
Truckee

SM-NorthstarProfile
Physique: 3170 ac / 8610 / 7 terrain parks / 100 trails / 20 lifts
Cheap date (Tahoe Value Pass)
Non-monogomous (Epic Pass)
Loves kids
Sophisticated & enjoys fine dining
Find us at northstarcalifornia.com


Sierra at Tahoe Resort
Twin Bridges

SM-SierraatTahoe
Physique: 2000 ac / 8852′ / 7 terrain parks / 46 trails / 14 lifts
Cheap date (online beginner special)
Non-monogomous (Powder Alliance)
Supportive
Down-to-earth, enjoys beer
Find us at sierraattahoe.com


Snow Summit
Big Bear Lake

SM-SnowSummitProfile
Physique: 240 acres / 8200′ / multiple terrain parks / 31 trails /14 lifts
Cheap date (child/sr/midweek specials)
Non-monogomous (Dual Mountain Anytime, Cali4nia Pass)
Special talent? Snow tubing
Find us at snowsummit.com


Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows

SM-Squaw
Physique: 6000 ac / 9050′ Squaw, 8637′ Alpine / 270+ trails / 6 parks / 42 lifts
Non-monogomous (2 mtns on 1 ticket)
Enjoys shopping, fine dining, après ski & entertainment
Find us at squawalpine.com


Sugar Bowl Resort
Norden

SM-SugarBowlProfile
Physique: 1650 ac / 8383 / 2 terrain parks / 103 trails / 13 lifts
Cheap date (midweek specials)
Non-monogomous (Royal Gorge)
Metropolitan (close to Sac/Bay Area)
Down-to-earth, unpretentious
Find us at sugarbowl.com

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