Text courtesy of Trazzler.com
By Megan Cytron
Powder is accumulating, lifts are opening one by one, hot chocolate is bubbling with anticipation... it's time to plan a mountain road trip. Even if skiing fills you with abject terror (as it does for me), no one should miss a day spent playing in the snow, topped off with ski-resort comfort food, copious restorative beer, and fireside cozying up. Californians are lucky enough to be able to retreat down to sea level and sun whenever these winter wonderlands lose their novelty. Have a favorite California ski town or resort? Enter our writing contest and you could win a 5-day trip to write about Lake Tahoe or Santa Barbara.
A note about Trazzler's slideshows: we don't do top-tens or best-of lists. Nor are we so morbid or presumptuous as to tell you where you must go before you shuffle off this mortal coil. The world is far too big and fascinating to encapsulate in any kind of definitive list. We simply chose the places that our writers have contributed that make us think, laugh, dream, and, in this case, experience a vicarious vertiginous thrill. --Megan Cytron, Editor of Trazzler