California State Parks offers winter recreation areas perfect for sledding and general snow play at locations along the Sierra Nevada. Each of the SNO-PARK areas are identified by brown signage and provide snow-cleared parking and restrooms.
A permit is required for each vehicle parked at a SNO-PARK site from Nov. 1 through May 30 of each year. Permits are sold as Day Permits or Seasonal Permits by permit vendors throughout northern California. Day permits are sold for $5 and are valid for one single day. Season permits are sold for $25 and are valid for the entire SNO-PARK season. Permits can also be purchased online at:http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/snoparks