What: California offers endless opportunities to surf and ski in one day. Surf at Seal Beach in the morning, then ski or snowboard down Mt Baldy in the afternoon. Alternatively ski at Donner in Lake Tahoe and then surf at Mavericks, a three-to-four hour drive away. Ski resorts within spitting distance of LA include Mt Baldy and Snow Valley.
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What: Get your wetsuit on for the up-and-coming resort of Taghazoute, a laid-back hippy hangout and a paradise for surfers. After a stint on the beach, head to Oukaimden, Africa’s highest ski resort, where you can enjoy great views over the High Atlas.
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What: The Big Island’s two volcanoes – Mauna Loa and Kea – become snowy peaks in winter, the perfect spot for skiing and snowboarding. After a morning on the slopes, head to the beach in the arvo for some surfing fun.
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Big Bay, New Zealand
What: The South Island’s little-known UNESCO World Heritage Site has an epic surf break, according to those in the know. After riding the waves, head to the snow-peaked slopes of Mount Aspiring National Park for a spot of skiing.
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Manganui, New Zealand
What: The Taranaki coast, on the North Island, is great for surfers of all levels. Swap your surfboard for skis on nearby Mt Egmont, suitable for beginner to intermediate skiers. It’s small with just three ski tows.
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