With an average annual snowfall of 206 inches, all of a sudden this Californian city many not sound so welcoming. But Mammoth Lakes go 8,000 feet in elevation so you can imagine that it snows a lot. It may not be so warm but it’s beautiful. Some of the hot springs are actually clothing-optional. Mammoth is one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S. Visit Wooley’s (Mammoth’s mascot) own tube park that has six lanes, a snowman sculpting area, sleigh riding, and an animated snow sculpture adventures. Ride to the top of the mountain on the scenic gondola.