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Ski Resorts

California has some of the best skiing in North America with a ski season running from November to June. The two main ski areas are Lake Tahoe, which is around 200 miles (322km) inland from San Francisco, and Mammoth Mountain, 165 miles (266km) from Reno and 325 miles (523km) from Los Angeles. Lake Tahoe straddles the border between Nevada and California and separates the North Shore and South Shore ski regions. The North Shore is the quieter of the two and includes the resorts of Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Homewood Mountain and Diamond Peak. The largest resorts in the South Lake Tahoe Area are Heavenly, Kirkwood and Sierra-at-Tahoe. Big Bear is a popular weekend excursion from Los Angeles, located just 97 miles (156km) from the city.

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English is the most common language but Spanish is often spoken in south-western states.

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

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