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Winter is Here in California's High Sierra

2023 Is A Winter Not-To-Miss In The Sierra Nevada

The High Sierra

THE NATURAL SIDE OF CALIFORNIA

It’s no wonder California’s High Sierra is so well known to world travelers. There’s something here for everyone in all four seasons, whether it’s outdoor adventure, sightseeing, or just enjoying the natural beauty of this high altitude paradise. This is an adventurer’s playground. The Sierra Nevada mountain range is an expanse of majestic peaks offering seemingly limitless summer and fall activities and world-class winter snow sports. In addition to Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, there’s also Bodie, Grover Hot Springs, Calaveras Big Trees State Park and Devils Postpile National Monument. As a premier year-round destination, the High Sierra is home to historic sites, arts and culture, and a wide range of entertainment. Wonderful cuisine can be savored at countless unique restaurants, and in the morning, the grandeur of California’s High Sierra unfolds before your eyes. It’s not a bad way to start the day.

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What do you get when you combine a cabin, trees, snow and a beautiful lake? A winter landscape worthy of a photo.

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What looks like #bumperbowling is really a winter #roadtrip waiting for you to embark out in the great outdoors.

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🥰 It certainly was a #Heavenly day this particular afternoon.

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The snow is so magnificent, it looks like a perfectly frosted cake. And luckily, only one soul gets it all to themselves!

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It's so perfect... it almost doesn't look real. 😍

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An action filled winter sky somehow creates a perfect reflection on the chilly water. It's another beautiful captured moment of Mother Nature's glory.

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The #icyblue color of the water lets you know it's a beautiful winter day without being covered in snow 😉). We have lots of #winterlandscape variety in the High Sierra.

📸 Sandy Hegel; Regram @traveltuolumnecounty
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Who's up for a #winterhike surrounded by the most beautiful scenery? Pssst... then it's time for a winter #Yosemite trip.

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Usually we're in the High Sierra, surrounded by Mother Nature. But to hang out up above for just a bit... is quite magical.

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Some flock to the Sierra in winter for #snowplay... but others are all about the #climbing. Which group are you in?

📸 @tabsrathbone , @aratson ; Regram @visitbishop
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Look up. Look down. Either way, it's a High Sierra winter wonderland.

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Big trees. Snowy scenes. And a little wood cabin make for a picture perfect moment.

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Winter pastels are some of our favorite colors.

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We don't know who's having more fun this winter. The 2-legged or 4-legged kind.

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Have you made any #tracks in the High Sierra this #skiseason? There sure is plenty of snow to find. 😉

📸 @northstar_california ; Regram @visittruckeetahoe
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#ConvictLake is beautiful any time of year, but the ❄️ snow knows how to dress up the scenery.

📸 @visitmammoth ; Regram @monocountytourism
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A perfect day in the High Sierra for a stroll in the snow.

📸 @paulhamilphotos ; Regram @visittruckeetahoe
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If you were out and about, where on the mountain would you be? The tippy top or making snow angels at the bottom? Both sound fun to us!

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🎉 It's #2023! What new adventures will this year bring you?

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Any direction you go, you'll find a snowy paradise. Where are you headed this winter?

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Wine & Craft Beer Country

The foothills on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada have deep roots in the wine industry, offering a quaint, relaxing version of California wine country with family-owned wineries and historic towns from the gold rush era. Meanwhile, the craft beer scene is exploding with new craft breweries setting up shop in towns across the region. 

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Lake Tahoe

World class skiing, 300 sunny days per year and endless activities to pursue, your vacation awaits you in California's beautiful Lake Tahoe, your all-season travel destination.

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Western Sierra

Lush Forests teeming with wildlife, glaciated granite domes, spectacular waterfalls, towering groves of Giant Sequoias, aquamarine pools, lakes, and two of California's three renowned National Parks.

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Eastern Sierra

California's High Sierra region's eastern kingdom is filled with some of the area's most rugged and magnificent terrain.

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Southern Sierra

Nestled between Yosemite and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, California’s Southern Sierra contains some of the most pristine wilderness suitable for camping, hiking, fishing and a myriad of other recreational opportunities.

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