As we are from QLD Australia we are coming to the USA for a white Christmas - we were advised that perhaps we will not see snow in New York from the 17th - 27th Dec so picked up an airfare that allows a stopover in California. Have looked up resorts on the internet but really hard to decide - as my husband is flying out later it will be for my daughters aged 18 & 16 plus myself only. I have narrowed it down to either Mammoth or Heavenly - looking for advice. We arrive in Lax on the 6th Dec & want the village feel, with fires etc., to get the whole atmosphere as usually we are spending it in summer on the beach. We will have approx 5 nights to spend before heading to San Francisco - we can all ski.
Appreciate any advice