Local snow makes flaking out of work cool, and the right kind of après-ski makes a trip to the mountains chill. With so many resorts within striking distance of San Diego, it’s always a great weekend to escape corporate life, grab the gear and hit the slopes for a different kind of “board” meeting.
With an elevation of 8,200 feet, Snow Summit offers 31 trails and nearly 250 acres of ride-able terrain. No storms? No problem. A state-of-the-art snowmaking system using water from Big Bear Lake adds to the snowpack.
880 Summit Blvd., Big Bear Lake, 844.462.2327, bigbearmountainresort.com
Where to stay
Those into Swiss won’t want to miss a night at Switzerland Haus Bed & Breakfast. Grab one of the quaint, two-people-max rooms and wake up to breakfast prepared by the innkeeper.
41829 Switzerland Dr., Big Bear Lake, 909.866.3729, switzerlandhaus.com
Where to eat/drink
After the last run, have a drink on the mountain’s 13,000-square-foot deck or head into town for pizza and drinks at Saucy Mama’s.
618B Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake, 909.878.0165