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Why Sacramento is less than two hours from the ‘coolest ski town in North America’

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Want to conquer the moguls? Ski them like a professional using these tips from freestyle skier Jonny Moseley, who won gold at the 1998 Olympics in Japan. It's all about quick turns, but it takes more to master the moguls. Watch for a pro lesson.

Looking to travel to the “coolest ski town in North America” this winter? Sacramentans can drive there in less than two hours.

A survey names Truckee as the top destination on its list for 2018.

With popular areas like Aspen, Colo.; Park City, Utah; and British Columbia’s Powder Highway to consider, why Truckee?

“Truckee is rad because it sits in the middle of more ski areas than anywhere else in the West, and yet has none of the glitz of places like Aspen or Jackson,” wrote Scott Brannon of Matador Network, a social network for travelers. “There are more than half-dozen ski areas to choose from, including Donner, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose, and – most notably – Squaw Valley.”

The list, which consists of 21 locations, has Revelstoke, British Columbia; Valdez, Alaska; Davis, W.Va.; and Bethel, Maine, rounding out the top five. Another California destination, Mammoth Lakes, made the list at No. 8.

“When putting together this list, the terrain features and quality of the local ski hill were definitely noted,” Matador Network wrote. “But an equally important criterion was the story of each place.”

British Columbia had the most locations on the list with four, followed by Colorado’s three.

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