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Baby it’s cold outside and now is the perfect opportunity to show your LA kids what snow is all about. From tubing to sledding to making snowmen and every snowfun in between, we’ve rounded up the best places for snow play near Los Angeles. If you know of any other great So Cal snow play spots for kids, let us know in the comments section below! Check websites before you go to check conditions and make sure the area is open!

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Photo Credit: Desiree Eaglin

Photo Credit: Desiree Eaglin

Snow Valley Mountain Resort Snow Play Area – Running Springs
35100 State Highway 18
Running Springs, CA 92382
Phone: (909) 867-2751

News about dates on the beginning of Snow Play at Snow Valley will be posted in November. Families can go to Snow Valley for sledding Friday through Sunday when the resort is open. Sleds are provided, accessories such as snow boots, gloves and waterproof pants are available in the SportShop. Check the website for prices.

Snow Drift Tubing Park – Running Springs
San Bernardino National Forest P.O. Box 252
Running Springs, CA 92382
Phone: (909) 867-2640

Southern California’s largest and oldest snow tubing park offers snowy slopes for downhill rides on individual snow tubes that are specially designed with a belly strap and handles. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced slopes are available – all at 6500 feet above sea level. Check the website for Tubing Park website for opening day information and prices.

Big Bear Snow Play
42825 Big Bear Boulevard
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone:  (909) 585-0075

The Big Bear snow play consists of six full-length inner tubing runs are the longest runs in Southern California. The runs are serviced by a Magic Carpet uphill lift that eliminates the tiring uphill struggle through snow. Lift-assisted inner tubing lets parents and children conserve their energy for more tubing fun. Check the website for prices and opening day information.

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain – Big Bear
800 Wildrose Lane
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: (909) 866-4626

The Snow Play hill at Alpine Slide is home to the signature bobsled-type experience of the same name is famous for its “Snake” run patterned after a slope style track that takes sliders through a series of high-banked turns. Getting to the top of the hill is easy, since they have the Magic Carpet uphill lift that is covered in plexiglass and lighted during the evening sessions. Check the website for Snow Play prices and information about opening day.

Yeti’s Snow Park
24510 California 2,
Wrightwood, CA 92397
Phone: (888) 754-7878

Yeti’s Snow Park at Mountain High is new this year and tubing, snow play, and grab-n-go lessons. Guests can slide down 15+ lanes in the tubing parks, meet the Yeti & friends in the snow play zones, or get a taste of skiing and snowboarding in the introductory area where roving instructors are waiting to help. For tubing kids must be at least 36 inches tall to ride. Kids between 36 and 42 inches must ride with an adult. Check the website for more details on prices and opening day.


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Kidspace Museum Snow Days
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103

Kidspace Museum brings in 60 tons of real snow Wednesday to Sunday, December 26th – 30th, perfect for playing in without investing in a ton of snow gear. Build a snowman, make a snow angel, and learn the science behind SNOW. Plus they’ll have a different special kids’ performance each day so check the website for the schedule.

Snow Day LA
The Old Lodge, 2002 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Happening now through December 30th, 2018, Snow Day LA allows families to experience multiple winter themed synthetic tubing lanes built directly onto the giant hills of The Old Lodge at Montecillo De Leo Politi Park! Only 5 minutes from Downtown LA! Hop on a tube and fly through twinkling light archways, decorated trees and falling snow!

Mount Baldy
459 Mt Baldy, CA 9175

Mt. Baldy is the closest snow play area to Los Angeles, and its snow-capped peak is visible throughout the entire LA area. Their tubing park offers unlimited tubing during four daily 90-minute sessions. Tubing passes also get each tuber a round trip ride on the scenic Sugar Pine Chairlift. Check the website for conditions, prices and opening day information.

Mountain High
24510 CA-2, Wrightwood, CA 92397

If everything goes well, Mountain High could open as soon as November 24th, 2018. Check website for details. Just 90 minutes from sunny Los Angeles CA, lies a snowy winter resort nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains. Mountain high is three Resorts in one and each area is complete exciting terrain, lessons, rentals, restaurants, and shopping. Your single lift ticket is good at all three areas and there are free shuttles waiting to take you back and forth.snow play near Los Angeles

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