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Want a calorie-torching workout? Head to a winter wonderland right here in So Cal

Want a calorie-torching workout? Head to a winter wonderland right here in So Cal

Cold-weather sports lovers, rejoice.

With El Niño threatening to bring major snowfall throughout the season, many California mountain resorts have already transformed into a winter wonderland. For Angelenos who don't ski or snowboard, family-friendly activities including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding and ice-skating are a way to join in the fun. Now, winter sports send more than 440,000 people a year to hospitals, emergency rooms and doctor's offices for injuries. But you don't need to be among them if you follow these 11 expert tips for staying safe out there:

1. Go slow. Winter sports can be rigorous. Unless you've been putting in...

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