By Deb Flomberg
The amazing thing about living in California is that you can spend a day at the beach, enjoying fun in the sun, but then just a few hours later you can be up in the mountains skiing or snowboarding in fresh powder. When it’s time to hit the slopes then consider a trip to the parks at Bear Mountain. With lots of great slopes and runs, you’ll find a spot for every experience level, and you will have a great time with the whole family.
If you like to jump, then take it to the Freestyle Park, with more than 120 different jumps and California’s only Superpipe. There is also a halfpipe and more than 80 jibs at this one. Or check out the Skill Builder Park for those that need a bit more practice before on your board.
If you want some great standard peaks, then head to Steeps and Canyons, with 1,700 feet of vertical top to bottom trails, ranging from beginner through expert level on four different mountain peaks. Or if you want to try something really different then head to Summit Nights for night riding at the Snow Summit.
If you are a total beginner, then don’t be shy. There are a number of lessons you can enjoy that will help you or your children learn how to hit the stopes in style. For the kids, take them to Riglet Park, a specially designed area for children ages three to six. This park will teach them all the basics of snowboarding with a strong emphasis on safety and learning. Before you know it, they’ll be hitting the pipes like a pro.
Of course, you’ll need to travel in a large enough auto to pack your snowboard and all your other gear, so be sure to take the G63 AMG SUV from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. It’s the perfect car to arrive in style, while still ensuring all the room you need for your gear while still having enough space for your whole family.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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