Like grizzly-bear chauffeurs or a WiFi-enabled beard, mountain resorts combine rugged charm with modern amenities. Get back to nature from a safe distance with today’s Groupon to Mt. Waterman in La Canada. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one all-day lift ticket for one adult or teen (up to a $50 value).
- For $60, you get a winter-sports day for two (up to a $132 total value), which includes the following:
- Two all-day lift tickets for adults or teens (up to a $100 value). May use for one person for two days or for two people for one day.
- Two lunch vouchers (up to a $16 value each). Lunch includes the following for each person: Any entree, bag of chips, candy, and a drink.
Open since 1939, Mt. Waterman challenges skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels with beginner, intermediate, and expert-worthy slopes just 45 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles. Guests can ride three ski lifts across 325 snowy acres, exiting chairs to glide down hills or remaining seated to safely taunt skiers far below. Lift one grants access to more than 15 challenging runs, while lift two beckons beginners with a dozen well-groomed hills and easy access to a midmountain warming hut’s toasty fireplace and stunning panoramic views. Lift three sails above several slopes steep enough to achieve a thrilling speed.
Visitors who opt for the two all-day lift tickets winter sports day or days can heat up insides at the newly remodeled warming hut’s restaurant with an entree of hot chili, a double burger, a hot dog, or a bratwurst, accompanied by chips, candy such as Snickers, Reese’s Cups, M&M’s, and a Hersey’s Bar, and a soda or hot beverage such as hot chocolate and hot cider. Road-improvers recently refurbished and reopened Highway 2, making the trek to Mt. Waterman possible even without riding a trained polar bear.
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.