North Pole Tubing Park at Mountain High/Wrightwood

Winter is here and from the looks of last week it is going to be quite the winter. Yesterday, I shared about some of our favorite spots to play in the snow in Big Bear. Did you know you don’t really have to travel that far to play in the snow?

Wrightwood is a much easier drive than Big Bear and it’s not too far from most of Southern California. If you’re looking for some sledding fun, check out Mountain High’s Snow Tubing Park, North Pole Tubing. It is the largest facility for tubing in So Cal.  When fully open there are 10 lanes, two moving carpets and custom tubes.

North Pole Tubing Park is open Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays thru Mid March.

Tubing Sessions

Space is limited and sessions may sell out up to 2 hours in advance.  Take advantage of the 8:30am Early Bird special. 

8:30AM – 10:00AM $20
10:15AM – 12:15PM $25
12:30PM – 2:30PM $25
2:45PM – 4:45PM $25

-36-42 Inches w/ paying adult: $15
-Tubes are included in the ticket price.
-Children 36 to 42 inches must accompany a parent in a separate tube.
-Children under 36 inches tall are not permitted for safety reasons.

For additional info and directions head here.

Snow Play in Big Bear – Play along the Way

My family loves Big Bear Lake. My in laws have a vacation home in Big Bear Lake and we visit a few times of year during the winter months. We love visiting and playing in the snow for hours. It is the perfect daytrip and there are so many fun places to visit , play,  and make special memories with the family. I’m going to do a little mini-series featuring fun adventures for the family in Big Bear. This first post is all about having fun in the snow and not paying a penny to do so.

One of the best things to do when heading to Big Bear, is to pull over and find a good spot to partake in good old fashioned snow play. There are my great spots to pull over on the way to Big Bear.  We usually head to Big Bear along Hwy 38 or the “back way” as many locals call it. It is a pretty smooth ride and not windy. We usually  exit Orange ave off the  10 fwy in Redlands .  When heading east, we make a left turn on Orange, go for a few blocks to Mentone Blvd, and make a right.  Mentone Blvd turns into Hwy 38 and you will take that road, all the way up to Big Bear.



A little after church fun. #childhoodunplugged #kids #snow #BigBear #outdoorfun #kids

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One of the first great places to stop off along the way is  Whispering Pines  Nature Trial just past Angeles Oaks.  There is some parking and plenty of room for romping in the snow.  You can also park alonside the road. The second spot is between mile 26 and mile 27. It doesn’t really have a name but it is right past Whispering Pines and you can’t miss it. There is plenty of open space and not many trees. A perfect place to sled and for a good snowball fight.  The area surrounding the Greystone Amphiteater is also a great place for snow play. Just pull off the side of the road and be prepared for some fun.

Make sure to check for weather and road conditions.  Chains are usually required if it is snowing or if it has snowed in the past day or two. We always bring ours just in case.You can skip the chains if you  have a four wheel drive vehicle with a snow setting. If there is weather,  or ice,  be prepared for a bit of a long ride up.It all depends on the weather. For up to the minute weather reports  and  road conditions head here. Have fun!