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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 snow mountain 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.

Don’t we all wish it would snow in Los Angeles? Well, since that isn’t going to happen, this list will help you find snow mountains near you, and where to find snow in California – at least Southern California.

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Photo Credit: Desiree Eaglin

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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 soon! 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 and more details.

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. The park is open weekends until December 15, 2018. After that it’s open 7 days a week, weather permitting. Check the Tubing Park website for more 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 the Facebook page for more details.

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain

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 the Facebook page for more information.

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

Yeti’s Snow Park at Mountain High East Resort is new this year with 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. Opening Day is December 7th, 2018 and will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and Holidays.

North Pole Tubing Park
24510 California 2,
Wrightwood, CA 92397
Phone: (888) 754-7878

North Pole Tubing Park at Mountain High is Southern California’s largest tubing area. Tube down one of 12 lanes or drink hot cocoa by the fireplace while you watch the kids. Kids under 36 inches aren’t allowed in the tubing park. Kids between 36 and 42 inches must be accompanied by an adult. The park is open weekends and holidays. Check website for information on pricing and directions.

Mount Baldy
459 Mt Baldy, CA 91759

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 or Facebook page for conditions, prices and opening day information.

Woolly’s Tube Park & Snow Play
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
10001 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 

Skip the uphill hike and catch a lift to the top, then bomb down the groomed lanes as fast as you dare in a high-speed snow tube. Woolly’s Tube Park is all-time fun for all ages with a large snow play area and a heated deck with snack bar offering hot cocoa and adult beverages. Children must be 42 inches to snow tube, but there is a snow play area for the little ones with a Woolly’s Merry-go-Round. Check the website for prices and more information.


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Snow in Los Angeles

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 and a winter-themed art.

Snow Day LA

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!

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