Best Places for Sledding Near Blue Lake Springs
We are often asked by our winter guests where the best sledding hills are located. Here is a list of sledding hills and distance from Blue Lake Springs.
Dorrington Fire Station - Free
The closest sledding hill is across highway four from the Dorrington Fire station. From The Blue Lake Springs entrance at Highway-4 and Moran road go exactly 6 miles east. You will pass Boards crossing road and then 6/10ths of a mile later will be a Chevron gas station and mini mart. The sledding hill is exactly 1.1 miles past the gas station.
Bear Valley Cross Country Sledding - Cost per Session
Bear Valley Cross Country hosts two sledding and tubing hills and rents equipment entry fees are charged per guest and each session is two hours long. Fees are paid either at the sales hut at the entrance of the sledding hill, or at the Bear Valley Cross Country office which is located in the gas station store.
$14 per person - Sledding
$16 per person - Tubing
$3 per person - Non-Sledding/Tubing Guests
Skyline Bear Valley Tubing - Cost per Hour
Tubing at Bear Valley costs $10/hour per person. Tickets can be purchased in the guests services office. All participants must be at least 40" tall to participate.
Tubing Hours of Operation
Open on Weekends only (Saturday & Sunday)
10:00 AM – 4 PM at every hour.
Tubing is available on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited so make sure you reserve your spot early!
California Sno-Parks - Requires Permit
There are three California State Sno-Parks within driving distance of Blue Lake Springs. All Sno-parks require a day permit which can be purchased for $5, or an annual pass which is available for $25. Passes are required from November 1 through May 30. Sno-Parks are heavily patrolled by the forest service who will write a $95 ticket if you do not have a parking permit.
Spicer Sno-Park - 20.8 Miles East of Blue Lake Springs
Lake Alpine Sno-Park - 26.2 Miles East of Blue Lake Springs
Round Valley Sno-Park - 26.2 Miles East of Blue Lake Springs
Sno-Park permits can be purchased online and printed out, or purchased from a local vendor. To purchase online browse to:
Or Purchase from one of the following local vendors:
Bear Valley Cross Country, 1 Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley
Bear Valley Snowmobile, 3 Bear Valley Road (Inside Village Lodge), Bear Valley
Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods, 925 Hwy 4, Arnold
Sierra Nevada Adventure Company, 2293 Hwy 4, Arnold