So I obviously ski all winter, but I own a jet ski and have been trying to get into wave-riding skimboarding, though I would surf it was feasable. Skimboarding gives you more flexibility when you can't check out wave conditions each day. I live in CT and have the states largest lake in my town, but its a 3 hr drive to VT and a 2 hr drive to jones beach.
I have to imagine somewhere you can go ski in the winter with like a 30 minute drive and also hit up the ocean in the summer with a similar drive. Sacramento seems to be a half way point between the beach and tahoe, but I wonder if there's something better.
I guess for a lake/ski situation Burlington VT is great, I always wonder how windy lake Champlain gets.