Snowplay is a popular past-time throughout the mountains.
Winter parking is always a problem when finding a place to play in the snow, so be sure to park well off the road (you must be outside the white line painted on the right side of the highway) and do not block other vehicles or the snowplow.
Remember, a National Forest Adventure Pass is required to park in the National Forest while you are playing in the snow.
If you are looking for a more developed location to play in the snow, here are a couple of suggested sites:
Snowdrift Winter Playground (909) 867-2640 is located on Highway 18, 5 miles east of Running Springs and offers tube-tobogganing under special-use permit from the Forest Service.
Snow Valley Ski Area (909) 867-2751. Not ready to try skiing or snowboarding yet? Enjoy Snow Valley's Snow Play area. Snow Play is a specially designated area at the base of the mountain where the whole family can enjoy a day in the snow. Snow Play is open 7 days a week from 10 AM to 4 PM, weather and conditions permitting.
Take the I-10 Freeway to Redlands and transition to Hwy 210 north to the 330. Follow Hwy 330 up the mountain where it joins Hwy 18 in Running Springs. Snow Valley is just 5 miles east of Running Springs on Hwy 18.