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Catch some early morning waves at the beaches around Santa Cruz, Marin County, or San Francisco, like infamous Maverick’s, then make the 3-4 hour drive to one of the seven resorts around Lake Tahoe (Heavenly, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sierra, Kirkwood, Mt. Rose) for some renown Sierra powder. 

Ski and Surf

Who says you’re either a mountain person or an ocean person? It doesn’t have to be like that. In these six spots you can hit both and surf and ski in the same day.