Four people (one adult and three kids) playing in the snow with a snowman

Craving some fun in the snow? Just because you’re in sunny California doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the winter white powder. If you don’t mind taking a drive (1 – 2+ hours), you and your family can be making a snowman in no time!

Only some features for each location are listed. See individual websites for details.

Alpine Slide (Magic Mountain)
800 Wildrose Lane
Big Bear Lake, CA

– Open daily (10 am – 4 pm)
– Night sessions (Friday, Saturday – 5 – 9 pm)
– Activities: Alpine Slide tubing hill
– Magic Carpet covered uphill lift
– Tickets: $35 adult, $20 child

Angeles Crest Highway
Wrightwood Snowplay
Eagles Roost Picnic Area
Angeles Crest Highway

– Just over an hour from Los Angeles
– Activities: snowplay, sledding, tubing
Forest Adventure Pass: $5 per day, $30 annual pass

Bear Mountain at Big Bear Lake
43101 Goldmine Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA

– Open daily: Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm; Saturday, Sunday 8:30 am – 4 pm
– Halfpipes
– Activities: skiing, snowboarding, tubing, sledding
– Free inter-mountain shuttle
Lift tickets
Grizzly Ridge tickets: $29+ adult, $25+ child

Mountain High
24510 State Highway 2
Wrightwood, CA

– Open daily (10 am – 5 pm)
– Yeti’s Snow Park
– Consists of three resorts (East, West, and North)
– No mountain driving
– Tickets:

Snow Valley Mountain Resort
35100 State Hwy 18
Running Springs, CA

– Open daily (Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm; Saturday, Sunday, holidays 8:30 am – 4 pm)
– Snow Play (Friday – Sunday, holidays)
Activities: skiing, sledding
– One of the longest sledding runs in the region
– Tickets: skiing, Snow Play

Check out this article even more locations.

Person skiing down a mountain. Sunflare in image.

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