Surf & Ski California

10 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

£2,500 pp

3-4 star & low season

£3,150 pp

4-5 star & mid-high season

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Day 1
Fly from the UK to Los Angeles. On arrival, collect your hire car and drive to the stunning Orange County and the city of Huntington Beach.
Day 2
Wake up to a long stroll along the golden-sand beach, or enjoy gliding along on electric bikes whilst exploring the 10 miles of coastline boardwalks.
Day 3
A morning surfing lesson in the refreshing Pacific will blow the cobwebs away and leave you hungry for a delicious lunch with ocean views!
Day 4
Heading for the inland scenic highway, a stunning drive today takes you to the wonderful Mammoth Lakes. Take it easy tonight as the elevation can be quite a challenge on the first night.
Day 5
A day to enjoy the beautiful slopes of Mammoth Mountain by ski, snowboard or sledge! There are many great spots to enjoy lunch on the mountains with spectacular views.
Day 6
Another amazing day exploring the slopes and mountains. Make time to enjoy a little après ski at one of the great craft breweries or bars dotted around Mammoth.
Day 7
Leaving Mammoth Lakes today, head north to the jaw dropping beauty of Lake Tahoe, a cobalt blue lake in the snowy Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Day 8
Skiing, snowboarding, shopping, hiking, biking & water sports – this place has it all!
Day 9
Another day to explore Lake Tahoe – why not try a cruise on the lake or a guided snowshoe hike today?
Day 10
Enjoy a leisurely morning before heading back to San Jose or San Francisco today. Time for a spot of shopping maybe before dropping off your car and taking your flight home.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Ever wanted to experience the California Double? (surf the waves in the morning, ski the beautiful slopes in the afternoon!). Well, why not try our more relaxed self-drive version and take some time to enjoy California’s finest during the winter months. Huntington Beach in famous Orange County has been named one of the best beaches in California with endless activities for the whole family to enjoy including surfing, boogie boarding, biking, walking, shopping and a great foodie scene. Next, head along the gorgeous highway 395 – the most scenic inland highway through small towns and big open sky scenery – to the stunning Mammoth Lakes, high up in the Sierra Nevada. Skiing and snowboarding rule here, but if you visit in the summer then the gondolas are open to take you up to an array of scenic walking trails, and you will be rewarded with breath-taking views of the valley over 11,000 feet below! Finishing off with some time at beautiful Lake Tahoe for more family activities and exploring the crystal blue waters, hiking trails or some more time swooshing down the slopes! (Please note that ski rental and lift passes are not included but these can be easily organised locally.)

3 nights Huntington Beach – 3 nights Mammoth Lakes – 3 nights Lake Tahoe

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