Ski and Surf California
Winter in California is the best of both worlds - perfect powder snow on the pistes of the Sierra Nevada mountains and perfect surf breaks off Huntington Beach - so we combined the two for the ideal ski and surf break.
Itinerary at a Glance:
- Hit the slopes at the Mammoth Lakes ski resort
- Catch some waves at Huntingdon Beach in Southern California
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Day 1: International Flight
Your 11-and-a-half hour direct flight to Los Angeles from London leaves at around midday. The flight lands in the City of Angels in the afternoon.
Once you have cleared customs and collected your bags, one of our team on the ground will meet you for a 20-minute private transfer to your hotel for the night. Our local Concierge will be on hand to recommend the best local bars and restaurants to enjoy on your first night in LA.
Day 2: Mammoth Lakes
Spend this morning relaxing on the beach in Santa Monica. After lunch, you will be privately transferred back to the airport in good time for your mid-afternoon flight to Mammoth Lakes.
An hour-and-15-minutes later, one of our team will take you to your hotel in the mountains. This evening, our Ski Butler will visit you at your hotel and fit you out with all the latest ski gear you'll need for the next few days, including helmets and state of the art skis.
Day 3-4: Hit the Slopes
We've included a lift pass in your final documents, so spend the next two days skiing the pistes of Mammoth Lakes, one of our favourite Californian ski resorts.
We can arrange guides if you'd like to do some cross-country skiing or go backcountry (North American speak for off piste), and instructors if you'd like lessons or a refresher class. In the evenings, we recommend exploring the town's foodie and craft beer scene.
- Snow shoeing excursion
Day 5: Surf City
Spend this morning skiing before one of our team on the ground meets you for a short private transfer back to the airport in good time for your late afternoon flight back to Los Angeles.
Once you have collected your bags, you will be privately transferred to your hotel right on Huntington Beach (also known as Surf City) - roughly 45 minutes away - in time for sundowners on the beach.
Day 6-7: Surf’s Up!
Spend the next two days catching waves and rays on Huntington Beach, one of California's favourite surf spots, to the south of Los Angeles.
We've arranged board hire - and can include wetsuits in the colder months - as well as lessons, so you'll be catching waves in no time. Hopefully. Spend your evenings exploring the restaurants and bars around town, with our Concierge a call or WhatsApp away to recommend the best spots and snaffle a table no matter what cuisine you fancy.
- Whale watching
Day 8: International Flight
Spend this morning surfing or relaxing on the beach before lunch and then a private transfer back to the airport in good time for your afternoon flight home. The overnight flight takes ten-and-a-half-hours.
Day 9: International Flight
Your flight will land in London mid-morning.
George, Abigail and Ollie are our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.