Fresh snow makes the world a better place by covering what's ugly, freezing the advances of time, and rousing Santa from his summer hibernation. Celebrate the arrival of snow with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an all-day lift ticket for one adult at Mt. Waterman (a $50 value), a ski resort located on Waterman Mountain in the Angeles National Forest. About 70 miles from Ventura, Mt. Waterman is the closest ski destination to the county. More than 30 runs—accessible by the resort's trio of chair lifts—provide exciting challenges for skiers and disoriented surfers of every skill level. A lift ticket gets you access to the mount's slippery slopes for a full day of sliding on sky powder as you dodge trees, flee from SkiFree's yeti, and then head to the newly remodeled warming hut to thaw out.
Winter-sports enthusiasts have coasted the slopes of Mt. Waterman since 1939, and today the venerated mountain sports more than 30 runs for skiers and snowboarders of all experience levels, including a sizeable number of advanced areas. Located just 45 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, the resort's three chair lifts transport visitors to runs across the 325-acre grounds, including well groomed slopes for beginners and yeti-infested wilderness for seasoned pros. Non-skiers are welcome to take advantage of the views from the lifts or lounge at the warming hut. The hut soothes exhausted skiers with a cozy fireplace and a restaurant, which serves up hot burgers, sandwiches, and poached snowmen.
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