Snow can be hard to come by in LA, but fortunately, there are a few chilly spots to enjoy snow tubing & sledding! From artificial snow to the real stuff, here are parents' favorite snow tubing and sledding near Los Angeles and Orange County. Use the interactive map to find winter fun near you!

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Looking for more outdoor winter activities? Find where to take your kids ice skating and where to go snowboarding & skiing near LA & OC.

    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

     (2731.7 mi)

    $28.95/adult, $16.95/child

    Erynn:  Take the picturesque tram ride to get to the Mountain Station, which involves over two and a half miles along the Chino Canyon cliffs, to where you can observe the snow below, visit the natural history museum, and more. And once you reach the peak, you can play for hours in the snow, too! Also enjoy the Winter Adventure Center, where families can cross-country ski or snowshoe.

    Big Bear Snow Play

     (2745.5 mi)

    $40/person, $25/small child

    Participants must be at least 36" tall

    Erynn:  This snow run uses magic carpet lifts (one is even covered) to cart everyone up to enjoy a whole day of tubing fun without tired legs. There's also Night Glow Tubing for the more adventurous!

    Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain

     (2749.4 mi)

    $40/person, $25/small child

    Riders must be a minimum of 36” tall

    Erynn:  A combination of natural and man-made snow helps pack the Alpine Slide at Big Bear, and part of the fun is the "magic carpet" ride to the top of the hill! There's also a bobsled experience that starts with a chairlift ride and ends with a quarter-mile long bobsled ride that you control the speed of.

    Snow Valley - Snow Play

     (2757.4 mi)

    $23+/person, $18+/child

    Erynn:  There are skiing and snowboarding adventures to be had at Snow Valley, but this spot is also home to a gentler sledding and snow play area for all ages. You can opt for lift service to the top of the hill, or trek up on your own power!

    Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park

     (2758.5 mi)

    $20/person, per hour + $10 parking fee

    Erynn:  This tubing park is part of the San Bernardino National Forest and features feet of crisp snow. The elevation is about 6,500 feet, allowing for fresh air and fresh snow. Tubes have a belly strap and handles and tubing is fairly orderly with a per-hour system. Please note, Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park accepts cash only.

    Mt. Baldy - Snow Tubing Park

     (2797.4 mi)


    Participants must be at least 40″ tall

    Erynn:  Schedule a tubing session at Mt. Baldy's tubing park, which includes a round-trip lift ride on the Sugar Pine chairlift! This park features real snow, of course, because it's located at a higher elevation that receives over 14 feet of snow per year.

    Mountain High - Yeti's Snow Play

     (2801.1 mi)

    Open November-March


    Participants must be at least 36" tall

    Erynn:  Mountain High has sledding and snow tubing at Yeti's Snow Park. Yeti has 10 tubing lanes, a snow play zone, and skiing and snowboarding practice zones.

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