California is not just a place for sun worshipers, it has some mighty rugged mountains that provide perfect opportunities for people who love outdoor winter sports such as snowboarding. Most of them are very accessible and the winters bring plenty of snow so they are always able to operate. It does not matter what part of the state you live in, there are snow areas close to you.
One of the most popular ones is located in Northern California and Mt Shasta can be found with snowboarders on the mountain all winter long. Because it is over 14,000 feet, there are plenty of opportunities to snowboard, ski, and just play in the fluffy while stuff. They have miles of excellent trails that are groomed for people of all levels and ages. They also have plenty of things for those who want that extra adrenalin rush.
This is a very affordable resort and about ten miles from I-5. It is easy to get to and there is plenty of lodging at the bottom of the mountain. It draws people from all over the Northern California. Check with the lodge and ask about discounts if you buy your lift tickets ahead of the season.