Guide to Getting From Long Beach to the Ski Slopes
Presidents' Day Weekend, with the holiday falling on Monday Feb. 19, is a popular time for Southern California skiers and snowboarders to drive out to Big Bear or Mammoth Lakes for some winter fun. If you're a day tripper looking to do quick jaunt from Long Beach to Big Bear or Wrightwood, be warned that you'll likely face traffic and crowds so give yourself plenty of extra travel time.
Those looking for a more serene experience- at a higher price point- can make the trek up to the Eastern Sierras for a long weekend at Mammoth or June Mountain Ski Resorts. If you're not calling out sick Friday, Feb. 16, you'll want some caffeine to keep your car on the road after work.
The most important tip is to book your trip now. Hotel rooms, Airbnb rates and lift tickets will get more pricey or sell out as February gets closer. For information on snow conditions visit onthesnow.com.
Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski resorts
Distance from LB: 113 miles or about 2 hours and 20 minutes
2-Day Lift-Ticket for both resorts: $161.16
Distance from LB: 337 miles or about 5 hours and 30 minutes.
2-Day Lift Ticker: $291.72
Distance from LB: 349 Miles or about 5 hours and 40 minutes
2-Day-Lift Ticket: $232
Distance from LB: 91 miles or about 1 hours and 40 minutes
Lift Ticket: $79 for eight hours or $74 for four hours