While temperatures have plummeted around much of the U.S., California has the best of both worlds. Whether you’re looking to embrace the cold and head for a snow-covered mountain ski resort or escape to somewhere subtropical, California offers a variety of travel destinations that work well during the winter months, making it the ultimate winter getaway for the outdoor adventurer!

This week we’re braving the cold (or not so cold) with @VisitCA to explore all that California has to offer during the “cooler” time of year. Join @abekislevitz, @roamaroo@travthroughlife, @travelfreak_ and the Passion Passport community on Wednesday, February 7th from 2:30 pm EST & 11:30 am PST to chat ‘Catch The Winter Wave’! If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below using Hootsuite.

Q1 – 2:30pm EST, 11:30am PST
Welcome to the chat! Tell us about your most memorable winter holiday and share a pic! #PassionPassport

Q2 – 2:35pm EST, 11:35am PST

Surf in the morning and ski in the afternoon – California truly offers the best of both worlds. Is your ideal winter vacation in the sand or snow?#PassionPassport

Q3 – 2:45pm EST, 11:45am PST
Share one of your favorite shots of California in the winter – it can be yours or someone else’s you admire! #PassionPassport #CatchTheWinterWave

Q4 – 2:50pm EST, 11:50am PST

California is the only U.S. state to have hosted the Summer and Winter Olympics. What activities get you moving during the winter time? Where would you like to try this activity in California? #PassionPassport #CatchTheWinterWave

Q5 – 3:00pm EST, 12:00pm PST
Jan 30th was National Plan For Vacation Day. What’s your strategy for planning the ideal winter getaway? Any tips/secrets for first-timers? #PassionPassport

Q6 – 3:05pm EST, 12:05pm PST
With over a dozen ski resorts, California offers a range of options for all you outdoor enthusiasts. Have you been to any before? Which ones are at the top of your list to visit and why? #PassionPassport #CatchTheWinterWave

Q7 – 3:10pm EST, 12:10pm PST
California is known for its amazing trails and happy hikers. What’s one hike you’d love to experience in California during winter? Share a pic! #PassionPassport #CatchTheWinterWave

Q8 – 3:20pm EST, 12:20pm PST
Let’s all California Dream for a moment. Describe the California winter getaway of your dreams. Where are you going? Who are you taking? What are you doing? #PassionPassport #CatchTheWinterWave

Body image by Michael Depetris / Header image by Jeremy Bishop.