If you don't have a closer hill than that, you have my sympathies. I'm amazed at some of the distances people drive on a regular basis to get their fix. 40 min for me, which is shorter than my work commute. If I had to drive to/from Whistler (equivalent) every weekend I'd go nutz.
San Diego. Yeah, I love it here. Sunny all year, moderate temps, hot chicks. Not too shabby.
But it's 2.5 hours to Bear mountain. Great for park, but gets pretty boring quickly.
HoboMaster, at least those 3 hours gets you to some really cool places. Sierra, Squaw, Alpine, Northstar, etc.
Closest major resort is Mammoth and that's 6-7. Yeah price I pay to live in a nice beach city.