Fresh snow makes the world a better place by covering the hideous grass, freezing the advances of time, and raising snowmen armies from their summer hibernation. Celebrate the arrival of snow with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an all-day lift ticket for one adult or teen (up to a $50 value) at Mt. Waterman, a ski resort located on Waterman Mountain in the Angeles National Forest. The closest ski resort to the city, Mt. Waterman is about an hour from downtown LA. 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 the maddening void of arctic nothingness, 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.
La Canada Flintridge
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