Winter Recreation; California Snow; Sierra Skiing; SnoMo
- Alpine Ski Resorts
- Cross Country Skiing
- Ice Skating in California
- Ski/Snowboard Rentals
- Sledding Areas
- Sleigh Rides
- Snow Towns
- Snowboard Parks
- Snowmobiling California
- Snow Reports California
- Snowshoe Rentals
Avoid the crowds:
Chances are if you’ve never heard of the place, most people haven’t either. The most popular snow areas can be a traffic nightmare with way too many skiers on the slopes…ending up as an aggravating, unpleasant trip. Check out our avoid the crowds section to pinpoint trouble spots & make your winter escape a happy and memorable one. Be sure to check out our extensive list of every ski lift area in California.
Cal-Trans/CA Statewide Road Conditions
Winter Closures for Mountain Passes
Mountain Snow Reports
Hey you, City Driver: Most snowy areas in California are located along rural highways in curvy, steep mountains areas. Big hills and good traction (tires) are required for safety and control. If you have no idea of “how to drive in the snow”, take someone along who can advise. If you are not a good driver, then chances are you’ll find driving in snow terrifying.
ALWAYS Carry snow chains! See all the terrain & all the roads, on a good topographic map. Most snow ski resorts will be on National Forest lands way, way back there. AWD SUV, great. Know how t use it. 4×4 or 4WD (4 wheel drive) might be needed in a decent snow storm. Go to the wilderness in winter ultra-prepared.
DIRECT Snow Reports
– Quick Links to your Favorite Local Mountain