snow sledding areas by county California
Hwy. 88 five miles east of Carson Pass; two miles west of Junction Hwy. 88/89. Good snow play.
info: Lake Tahoe Winter Sports, 530/ 577-2940
Hwy. 4, 44 miles east of Angels Camp at Spicer Road. Good snow play.
info: U.S. Forest Service, 209/ 795-1381
El Dorado County
West side of Hwy. 89 near Camp Richardson. Snow play (small sledding hill).
info: U.S. Forest Service, 530/ 573-2600
Hwy. 50, on south side, at Echo Summit. Popular snow play area; extensive sledding hill.
info: 530/ 659-0744
COYOTE & TAMARACK RIDGE
North side of Hwy. 168, 68 miles northeast of Fresno. Just beyond Shaver Lake but before Huntington Lake. Inside Sierra National Forest
Good cross-country ski area; Sled parks & numerous easy slopes
MT. PINOS & LOCKWOOD VALLEY RD
Off of Interstate 5 at Frazier Park, 25 miles southwest of Lake of the Woods
Los Padres National Forest - Mil Potrero Hwy @ Mount Pinos on the way to Pine Mountain Club
Hwy. 155 Eastbound 30 miles, from Hwy. 99 inside Sequoia National Forest
Los Angeles County
Hwy. 2, Angeles Crest well beyond Mt. Wilson turnoff
Mount Gleason Road opposite Pacifico Campgr turnoff along the Angeles Forest Hwy.
Wrightwood area near Jackson Lake
Off Hwy. 395, 25 miles north of Bishop (7 miles up from Tom's Place). Excellent cross-country skiing. No snowmobiles. Good snow play; no sled slope. Permits may be purchased at the site.
info: U.S. Forest Service, 760/ 873-2500
SNO-PARKS ON HIGHWAY 168
For information on the following five Sno-Parks on Highway-168, call the Pineridge Ranger District U.S. Forest Service 209/ 855-5360. Open every day from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Hwy. I-80, Yuba Gap exit; south of freeway, at National American Snowflower Campground. Snow play area, sled slopes.
info: available at Store, Sno-Park permits 530/ 389-8241
San Bernardino County
BIG BEAR / ARROWHEAD
Snow Parks along Hwys. 330 & 18, near Running Springs, before Lake Big Bear; Not much near Lake Arrowhead
San Diego County
Meadows off Interstate 8 to Hwy S-1 / Sunrise Hwy northbound 5 miles. This area get extremely crowded due to it's proximity to the freeway. Traffic jams for miles sometimes. Adventure seekers, try coming in the backway up Kitchen Creek Rd from Interstate 8. (Sometimes this road will be open)
Palomar Mountain - Large Meadows are best accessed by the East Grade Rd (S-7) from Hwy. 76 near Lake Henshaw