National Monument Association

Skiing, Snowshoeing & Snowmobiling

The high country is popular for snow play. Alta Sierra, at the top of Greenhorn Summit, offers a downhill ski area. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are popular in many locations, including Big Meadows, Quaking Aspen, and the Kern Plateau. Areas often have good snow conditions for snowmobiling, and some routes are groomed. Snowmobiles are not allowed in wilderness, are restricted to designated roads in the monument, and must have a current registration with the state of California. Always check weather conditions before heading out. Forest offices can direct you to areas with reliable snow cover.