California is a great state. Most of the US is woefully inferior
I hit "disagree," but then I reflected that winter brings baby goats.Winter is the best season of all and better than summer.
Snow is definitely hit-or-miss even if you do snow sports. The prices are insane for decent snow gear, and injuries on the mountain can get much worse than at a beach on a summer's day. The only redeeming thing about snow is that if you can decently ski or board on it you can confidently say you are smarter than 95% of the average plebs that day-trip with the exact same attitude you've described, since the concept of keeping your centre of gravity low eludes so many of them. They take one or two falls on the beginner slope, give up, and retire to said hot cocoa indoors.Snow is utter garbage, however, and anyone who claims to like it mostly experiences it as something pretty to look at while sipping hot cocoa indoors.