California Ski Safari

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

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.

Lake Tahoe’s nine resorts are the focus of your adventure. Heavenly is the lowest-cost hotel base, while Squaw Valley has the best quality ski-in ski-out properties. Smaller resorts, such as Northstar and Kirkwood, are easy to visit by car, shuttle bus, or even by taking the paddle-steamer across the lake.

California’s scenic driving routes add another dimension and, beyond Tahoe, lesser-visited resorts such as Mammoth 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."

Suggested Itinerary

This sample itinerary is our suggestion of how you could divide your time between skiing, travelling and sightseeing.

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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.

How much?

14 nights from £1995pp
2 adults
  • 2 nights at the 3* Galleria Park in San Francisco
  • 5 nights at the 4* Squaw Valley Lodge
  • 5 nights at the 3* Mammoth Mountain Inn
  • 2 nights at the 3* Gateway Hotel in Santa Monica
  • Return flights and car hire
Book by: 30 April 2020

All prices are subject to availability and include scheduled flights and transfers or car hire.

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