Damn man, I used to live in Orange County and I just couldn't take doing that drive so often. Also bear wasn't cutting my love/need for big mountain, powder and natural terrain by any means either.
Finally said fuck it and took off for SLC, best decision I made. 11 resorts with 500"+ of super light pow only a 40 minute drive away. Plus we've got Jackson only ~4 hours away.
But I really want to make it out to the sierras again, I haven't been back since I moved away 3 years ago. My last trip there was killer, 49 inches in 3 days...With one last day at June with a perfect bluebird...oh that front face