LUXURY SKI: What are the BEST ski resorts and lodges in California!

When thinking about California the first images that typically come to mind are sunshine, beaches and the bright lights of Hollywood. What most people don't realise is that California is also home to some of the best skiing in North America.

When thinking about California the first images that typically come to mind are sunshine, beaches and the bright lights of Hollywood. What most people don’t realise is that California is also home to some of the best skiing in North America.

Not only is it famous for bluebird powder days, a lively après scene and impressive tree skiing, but it is also known for having some of the best luxury ski accommodation in the United States. Here are our top four picks if you’re looking to ski California in style.

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

The Ritz-Carlton at Northstar was recently voted one of the ‘World’s Best Hotels’ by Leisure Travel and it’s easy to see why. This iconic ski-in/ski-out hotel is located mid-mountain and has everything you need for a luxe ski getaway including ski valet, fine dining and one of the best spas in Tahoe. The Ritz-Carlton caters especially well to families with free fireside s’mores and the Ritz Kidz Club providing interactive fun for kids while parents hit the slopes.

2. Zatlanta Resort at The Village, South Lake Tahoe

If you’re looking for luxury and location in South Lake Tahoe then look no further, the brand new Zalanta Resort at The Village offers the luxury you’re looking for combined with all the modern conveniences you need. Described as ‘modern mountain design’  these 2,3 and 4 bedroom condos offer professional interior design, high end appliances, spacious kitchen and living areas as well as access to an envy inducing pool and hot tub set up. Best of all? You’re just steps away from the Heavenly Gondola making getting out on the slopes that much easier.

3. Great Bear Lodge, The Village at Northstar

Great Bear Lodge is located in the heart of Northstar Village, overlooking the ice rink. These large 3 or 4 bedroom condos are decorated with top-of-the-line furnishings, cosy fireplaces and modern appliances giving them a luxurious mountain feel.

Each condo has private elevator access, heated underground parking and access to nearby pool and spa facilities. Guests at Great Bear Lodge enjoy a bird’s eye view of the ice rink and front row seat for live music performances that often take place below.

4. The Village Lodge, Mammoth

This high-end hotel offers unparalleled convenience with direct gondola access to the slopes, Starbucks coffee delivered right to your room and some of the best shopping just steps away. Need a break from the mountain? No worries, at The Village Lodge you can relax in the heated pool and hot tubs, enjoy the games and media room or make the most of the complimentary town shuttle to explore further afield.

To find out more about skiing in California or to enquire about any of these luxury properties check out www.skimax.com.au

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