Make today a snow day at one of these five sledding spots in California. Whether you are looking for some hills for your little ones or an exhilarating mountain to shred down, the following are the top five snowy areas to sled in California this winter.
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Heavenly Lake Tahoe
There is no other place to sled in California quite like Heavenly Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe during winter. The spot boasts sledding hills for kids and adults alike, featuring bunny hills to exhilarating 65-ft. vertical drops. Your little ones need to be at least 42 inches to snow tube at Heavenly Lake Tahoe, and the snow resort provides everything you will need, from snow tubes and sleds to a bite to eat. Passes for snow tubing start at $51 for little ones and $100 for adults daily. To learn more about sledding at Heavenly Lake Tahoe, visit skiheavenly.com.
Big Bear Snow Play
Big Bear Lake
With both natural and artificial snow, Big Bear Snow Play is one of the most unique and popular spots to sled in all of California. It boasts slopes for all ages, including areas for snowball fights and snowman building when you aren’t making your way down a hill. With some of its slopes higher than others, a skiing lift is available to take you up the mountain. Be sure to visit on Friday, Saturday and some select holidays for Glow Tubing, a nighttime snow tubing experience featuring black- and neon-colored lights to illuminate your path down. Tickets are $25 for kids 36 inches and up and $40 for adults. To learn more about sledding at Big Bear Snow Play, visit bigbearsnowplay.com.
Yeti’s Snow Play at Mountain High Resort
Visit Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood and enjoy Yeti’s Snow Play, a kid-friendly section of the ski resort that offers snow play, sledding and tubing. Enjoy tubing lanes, meet the Yeti and his friends, sled your way through the snow and warm up with some hot cocoa from the on-site dining. Each tube is custom to a rider’s height, and those who are 32 to 36 inches must have an adult rider accompany them. For day-long fun, tickets are $59 for all ages. To learn more about sledding at Mountain High Resort, visit mthigh.com.
Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park
Located in the San Bernardino National Forest, the Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park is one of the ultimate spots to sled in California. The snowy retreat is popular for being one of SoCal’s most prominent and longest-running sledding destinations. For $20 per person per hour, visitors can enjoy a variety of hills for all ages, from speedy treks down 6,500 feet of terrain to more beginner-friendly slopes. To learn more about sledding at Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park, visit snowdrift.net/home.
Snow Play Area at Mammoth Mountain
Though not open until Dec. 24, be sure to have your sleds and little ones ready for tubing at Mammoth Mountain’s Snow Play Area. The spot is family-friendly, offering snow much fun for kids like a ride on the merry-go-round tubes, adventures down a variety of slopes, hanging out with Woolly the Mammoth and building a snowman or two. The Snow Play Area admission prices are to be determined. To learn more about sledding at Snow Play Area at Mammoth Mountain, visit mammothmountain.com.