THE BEST SKI MOUNTAINS WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE FROM LA, RANKED

Whether you’re a powder hound or a beginner skier or snowboarder, given California’s recent deluge of snow, right now is the time to brush up on your ski resort knowledge. LA has plenty of drivable mountain options, whether an hour away at Mt. Baldy or eight hours away at Lake Tahoe — which is why we’ve ranked them all so you can figure out where to go to hit the snow:

1. Mountain High

This hill’s biggest plus is that Mountain High is a quick hour-and-a-half drive from LA, attracting many, many Angelenos who are looking to get an easy snow fix, with flexible ticketing options from four hours ($64 or $69) to eight hours ($69 or $74) and even nighttime ($35 or $40). It’s the most affordable hill on this list, but also, unfortunately, the most crowded as well. The runs also aren’t all that spectacular. For beginners at best.

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