Experience the Magic of Winter in California's High Sierra

Adventures on and off the slopes await 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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It doesn`t matter what direction you look at it or even time of day... #Yosemite is popping with color this winter!

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Is that #sand on shores of #LakeTahoe? Nope... it`s snow! Still makes for a fun beach day. 😎

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It might be dark and wintry... but the High Sierra is all aglow!

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Nothing to see here. Just another #LakeTahoe #postcard moment.

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That`s a lot of views all at once! Tunnel View. Valley View. And a view of Half Dome from the Merced River. What a perfect place to be this winter!

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Every #sunrise on #LakeTahoe is a unique experience. The colors never seem to repeat themselves. Every day is truly a new day! #winterwonderland

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#Yosemite frozen in time... forever breathtaking! 🤩

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The perfect interior designer color palette 🎨... but outside and Mother Nature designed it.

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The High Sierra isn`t called the "Range of Light" for nothing. 😉

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Upside down. Right side up. Who cares! A sunset over the High Sierra is spectacular in any direction.

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It`s as if Bishop put all the seasons into one glorious picture. You really can do anything outdoorsy fun, at any time of year. #bigbackyard #bishop

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Who`s loading up the sled and letting `er rip?

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Yosemite isn`t just landscapes and epic photos. You can get your fill of adrenaline fueled snow-play too!

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An icy winter #shoreline is mesmerizing to look at and try to count the pieces.

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The sun just doesn`t want to let go of the clouds over Donner Lake. The sky is all aglow!

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Pinecrest Lake knows how to do winter. A little snow. Pops of green from the trees. Deep blue water. And mountains all around. Perfection!

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A gorgeous winter #sunset across Mono Lake. Have you seen one?

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When you set out on #crosscountry skis, the landscape comes into view. A view you wouldn`t see if you hadn`t wandered about. #goexplore #getoutside

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Making any #tracks 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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