Commonly known as “Big Bear” in conjunction with Snow Summit, Bear Mountain is by far the closest (two hours by car) trip from LA of all our destinations.
Lodging near Big Bear:
Just minutes from Big Bear, Northwoods Resort is a great place to bring the whole family for the weekend.
The Gold Mountain Manor is a historic log cabin mansion bed and breakfast in Big Bear. And it’s a perfect destination spot for a romantic weekend getaway.
Dining near Big Bear:
Nottingham’s is a historic converted Inn from the 60s, offering tradition California cuisine such as seafood, steaks, and more. http://www.nottinghams.info
The Sweet Basil Bistro is one of Big Bear’s newest restaurants, offering country-style Italian cuisine.
Make your long-weekend worthwhile and travel that extra distance to get to Mammoth Mountain. We understand that the mountains are a hike from LA, and Mammoth does too. They now offer flights from LAX starting at $59 if you’re not willing to make the five hour drive.
Lodging near Mammoth:
The Tamarack Lodge and Resort has 11 lodge rooms and 34 cabins tucked away just 2.5 from Mammoth.
Just steps from the Village Gondola, the Village Lodge is perfectly located with quick access to both the mountain and the village at Mammoth.
Dining near Mammoth:
Petra’s Bistro, located in the Alpenhof Lodge, serves creative cuisine alongside an extensive wine list.
The Auld Dubliner is Mammoth Lakes’ first authentic Irish Pub, and is located in the heart of the village at Mammoth.
Getting to Northstar-at-Tahoe is quick an easy. Just an hour flight into Reno-Tahoe International Airport and a 45 minute drive will get you to this destination we’ve chosen as a great weekend getaway.
Lodging near Northstar:
If you’re willing to spend a few extra bucks (and by a few, we mean a lot), the newly constructed slopeside Ritz-Carlton makes for a luxurious weekend getaway. http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LakeTahoe/
For the more budget-minded, Northstar-at-Tahoe Hotel and Lofts are conveniently located by the Village at Northstar.
Dining near Northstar:
Located in the heart of Northstar village, Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar offers contemporary Japanese cuisine in a mountain lodge setting. http://www.mikunisushi.com/en/
TC’s Pub is a great place for après ski, or casual dining after a day on the hill, and it’s conveniently located in Northstar village. http://www.northstarattahoe.com/info/ski/the-village/tcs_pub.asp
Getting to Heavenly is as easy as getting to Northstar, with an hour flight into Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and a 1 hour and 15 minute drive to Heavenly. Experience skiing on the south side of Lake Tahoe.
Lodging near Heavenly:
The luxurious Marriott Grand Residence at Tahoe is set conveniently in Heavenly Village, and a short walk from the gondola.
Just five minutes from Heavenly, the Park Tahoe Inn was recently awarded with the best commercial remodel by the city of South lake Tahoe.
Dining near Heavenly:
Café Fiore is a fine Italian restaurant in South Lake Tahoe. Be sure to make a reservation—there are only seven tables in the entire restaurant! http://www.cafefiore.com/
Nephele’s specializes in creative California cuisine, and is located conveniently by Heavenly.