California Ski Safari


Self-drive between Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts, visit Mammoth Mountain and take a road trip to LA or Las Vegas on our California Ski Safari.

Enviable sunshine, laidback culture and spectacular desert scenery: skiing in California is truly unique. More than half of our team have experienced this ski safari, and it’s become one of our favourites thanks to California’s great snow and huge diversity.

While you can ski any of Lake Tahoe's nine resorts, the IKON Pass makes it most cost-effective to stay in North Lake Tahoe's Squaw Valley before a scenic drive to Mammoth Mountain. You could alternatively stay in South Lake Tahoe's Heavenly, with its more affordable hotels, visiting the smaller resorts of Northstar and Kirkwood via car, shuttle bus, or even a paddle-steamer across the lake - all three resorts feature on the Epic Pass.

California’s scenic driving routes add another dimension and, beyond Tahoe, lesser-visited resorts such as Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain create a real feeling of exploration and discovery.

Flying into San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz are obvious reasons to stay a night or two, and we can’t recommend Chinatown enough - it’s the largest one outside Asia. Self-driving your way south through California, you could finish your adventure either with Los Angeles’ city beaches and the Hollywood Hills or with the glitzy shows and 24-hour casinos in Las Vegas.

"This trip not only has fabulous skiing in multiple resorts, it also takes in the unique scenery of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra Mountains, as well as a chance to experience the USA's most vibrant cities."

Who else has visited?
Caroline Denholm3x
James Rivers2x
Andrea Selig1x
Kirstin Thatcher1x

Suggested Itinerary

This sample itinerary is our suggestion of how you could divide your time between skiing, travelling and sightseeing. All our ski safaris are completely tailor-made and can be adjusted to suit your preferences.

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Our prices

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

To give you the most choice and best value, we create every holiday from scratch. This means that the quotation you receive is unique, based on your preferred departure dates, group size and holiday preferences.

We save you time and get the most for your money.

We sift through the prices and promotions for every airline, hotel and resort, exploring all options. We don’t publish all our prices online. Instead, we give personal quotations within 24 hours of receiving your request.

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