John Wong, Monterey Park

Only ski 2-4 times each year, but been doing so for 30 years since I was young. I ride Mountain High each season and notice they keep upgrading - by now, they compare favorably to the bigger resorts. Aside from the great quality and range of facilities and services, the staff is always super cool to everyone. When the weather's right, there's really no reason to go farther from L.A.