Regardless if you’re a powder hound or a sunshine kitten, winter in the High Sierra is a great time to visit. Don’t know what to do or just looking to switch it up a bit? Here’s three unforgettable High Sierra winter experiences to inspire your travels this year.
Go On A Dog Sledding Adventure
If you’re near Squaw Valley|Alpine Meadows, get your “mush” on into the meadows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains Creek with Wilderness Adventures. The tours last a little over an hour and provide a refreshing perspective through the valley. The sleds hold up to 500 pounds & up to 2 adults plus 2 children. It’s an experience well suited for any age and all levels of fitness, including people with disabilities. Afterwards, check out one of these four ways to partake in après after a day of adventuring.
Snowmobile Into The Wilderness
For those that have gasoline running in their veins and want to explore the wilderness on their own terms, look no further than Bear Valley. In fact, it’s the ONLY trail system in California where you can go out into the wilderness without a tour guide. Enjoy the mountain scenery covered in a blanket of snow minus the sub-zero temps you’d find in other parts of the country.
Enjoy A Winter Hike
Hiking? In Winter? Yup, even in the High Sierra there are places to go for great winter hikes. One to definitely consider is Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite National Park. While high temperatures prevail in the summer months, this time of year provides comfy weather and an awesome time to check out the water falls such as Wapama Falls. Together with the low angle winter sun, you can capture some of the most stunning photos of the year. If that isn’t enough, here’s twenty more ways to experience Tuolumne County in winter.
If you’ve never visited the High Sierra in the winter, these three unforgettable experiences will show you why you’ve been missing out!
Author: Alex Silgalis
Alex founded Local Freshies® in 2014 to be the #1 website providing the “local scoop” on where to eat, drink & play in mountain towns throughout North America. When he’s not writing and executing marketing strategies for small businesses & agencies, he’s in search of the deepest snow in the winter and tackiest dirt in the summer.