Commonly referred to as The IE by locals, the Inland Empire is perhaps the only place in the United States where you are 45 minutes from ski slopes and 45 minutes from the beach; during certain times of the year, the weather encourages both skiing and surfing on the same day! The Inland Empire is Southern California’s Backyard offering outdoor sports such as snowboarding, motorcycling, biking, camping, hiking, ballooning, racing, and four-wheeling . . . everything but the beach!