Laura Dobson of Upper Coomera, QLD recently got to experience the wonder of California’s epic ski scene on an exclusive famil tour hosted by American Airlines, North Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes. Joining a group of agents from all over Australia, Laura was blown away with what this part of America has to offer travellers who love snow sports.
California may be known for its sunshine and warm temperatures but life in the High Sierra Nevada mountains is a little different to other parts of California. Home to many ski resorts, this part of the world has one of the longest ski seasons in the world, making it a perfect place for skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and other snow sports.
Apart from inspecting many hotels, inns and lodges in the area, Laura also got to sample many memorable meals in the local cafes and restaurants including the multi award-winning eatery Jake’s on the Lake. She also experienced the micro-brewing scene at Mammoth Brewery and hit the slopes with instructors for some quality mountain time.
“I had such a wonderful time on this famil. I can see this part of America becoming more popular with Australian travellers in the future. There are world class lodges and hotels, an incredible dining scene and top skiing and snowboarding opportunities too,” comments Laura, adding that “… I look forward to letting my clients know about this snow destination that seems to have remained off the radar for Australian travellers.”
David Hughes, Managing Director of Travel Counsellors Australia believes California is a great destination for Australians all year round. “Famil trips like this showcase what a diverse range of experiences California has to offer. While many Australians head to California for the beaches and theme parks, the ski resort areas offer exceptional opportunities for adventure, relaxation and dining. I am sure Laura’s experience in California will assist her in selling North Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes to her clients in the future. She’ll also be able to share her knowledge on the area with other Travel Counsellors too.”