Four Seasons Chalet in Big Bear Lake, via VRBO
Los Angeles residents are scrambling to prepare for this winter’s huge El Niño, prepping for potential flooding, mudslides, and lots of rain. But the forecasted precipitation isn’t all doom and gloom; skiers and snowboarders are excited for ol’ man winter to provide Southern California with the best snow conditions in years. Instead of freaking out about the potential rain-apocolypse that could be headed to your LA ‘hood, why not plan a ski vacation to take advantage of El Niño’s bounty? We’ve rounded up five potential vacation rentals to help you survive this winter, all within a two-hour drive of Downtown Los Angeles.