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ROAD CONDITIONS Where's Snow in California?
a list of snowy destinations

Okay, okay it's nothing like East Coast Winters, but hey, some parts of California do get some serious snow. And the newbies who don't prepare for it will be sorry. On the winter vacation travels be prepared for almost anything, especially in snowy Sierra's & Northern California.

California Winter:
When does winter actually 'set in' for California?
eastern sierra: OCT- MAY
western sierra: NOV- APR
high sierra: SEPT- MAY
northern coast: OCT- MAY
northeast: OCT- APR

The following mountain roads are partially closed or totally closed during winter months.
Please check road conditions before you leave for your trip. Snow chains may be required in higher elevation areas.

Hwy or Road County / Area Connecting Towns
Highway 155 Kern Co. / Southern Sierra Alta Sierra - Wofford Heights
Highway 190 Tulare Co. / Southern Sierra Camp Nelson - Ponderosa
M 375 Tulare Co. / Sequoia NP Three Rivers - Mineral King
Highway 180 Tulare Co. / Kings Cyn. NP Hume Lake - Cedar Grove
Whitney Portal Rd. Inyo Co. / Eastern Sierra Lone Pine - Mt. Whitney
Onion Valley Rd. Inyo Co. / Eastern Sierra Independence - Onion Valley
Glacier Lodge Rd. Inyo Co. / Eastern Sierra Big Pine - Glacier Lodge
Lake Rd. off Hwy 168 Inyo Co. / Eastern Sierra - Bishop Highway 168 - South Lake
Hwy 120 Mariposa Co. / Yosemite NP Yosemite Valley - Lee Vining
Highway 120 Mono Co. / Mono Lake Tioga Pass- Benton Hot Springs
Highway 108 Mono Co. / Sonora Pass Dardenelle - Sonora Jct. Hwy.395
Highway 89 Alpine Co. / Eastern Sierra Markleeville - Lake Topaz, Hwy 395
Highway 4 Alpine Co. / Sierra - So. Tahoe Lake Alpine - Highway 89
Quincy LaPorte Road [120] Plumas Co. / Sierra Nevada Quincy - La Porte
Oroville Quincy Hwy [119] Plumas Co. / Sierra Nevada Berry Creek - Bucks Lake - Quincy
Highway 36 Tehama Co. / Lassen NP Red Bluff - Susanville
Highway 44 Shasta Co. / Lassen NP Redding - Susanville
Highway 299 Shasta County / Burney Redding - Alturas