Camino Cielo Ski Area

Sure, we’ve got the perfect year-round climate. But a few times each winter when it rains here, something magical and unexpected happens: a frosty blanket of snow covers the Santa Ynez Mountains, usually above 3,000 feet. And when there is snow on the South Coast, insiders quickly head to the Camino Cielo Ski Area, one of Santa Barbara's best-kept secrets.

Santa Barbara Ski & Sports Club

This non-profit club began as a skiing club only in 1955, but has evolved to a full summer and winter sports club with a very diverse schedule of skiing, social and sporting events. In addition to ski trips, they do a couple bike rides a month, kayaking, parties, and happy hours. If you like active and interesting people, you will meet many of them in the club.