Mt. ShastaOnce on the Wintun, it's another 2,000 feet to the summit, where you can step into your skis and descend 7,000 feet of corn on the same line you climbed up.
Afterward, grab a local Weed Brewery microbrew and be glad you saved that money on airfare to Santiago. In this photo: John Morrison, bagging his final California 14er, skied 7,000 vertical on Mt. Shasta on July 2. (Courtesy of John Morrison)