Author Archives: Mike

2/21/19 7:30am

We received about 2″ of snow in the snow play areas overnight.

All Roads in the Wrighwood area are requiring Tire Chain this morning.  It is about 21 degrees this morning and is to be cold all day with snow thru midnight.  So I would think that the chain control will remain on all day.

There is plenty of snow so if you are not geared up for winter travel just wait a few days and the roads will be clear and then you can come an enjoy the Mountains and all the snow we have this season.

Mike

2/20/19

Good Morning
The snow in the snow play areas is super right now. The weather service is calling for another cold storm to come in this afternoon going thru Thursday. Yahoo for more snow. They are calling for up to 1/2′ of more snow from this storm.
 
Road Conditions:
They are as good as they get . TIRES CHAINS OR 4 WHEEL DRIVE ARE NOT REQUIRED. All roads are open and clear (with the exception of hwy 2 from La Canada). But with that said you should always be prepared for winter travel conditions at anything time.
 
Today is National “Love you your pet day” February 20th. So it would be a great time to bring your pet up to play in the snow. Make sure you always keep them on a 6′ leash for their safety as well as others.
 
Please post your pictures of your pet in the snow.
 
Mike

2/19/19

We received another 1-2” of snow yesterday afternoon. So we have lots of snow. It is very cold this morning below 10 degrees.
No tire chains needed to get to Wrightwood from the east but to the west into the snow play areas you will need chains
Check out the moon setting this morning in the snow play areas
Mike

2/18/19

Good Morning

We have lots of new snow for Great snow paly conditions.  The problem today will be the amount of people coming up to have  fun in the snow.   I would suggest that you plan on arriving in Wrightwood by about 8:30am to avoid most of the traffic.  Also if you plan to leave by 2pm at the latest you should miss most of the traffic going down the mountain.

Make sure you car is prepared for winter travel.  Tire chains are not required at this time.

Please make sure you ONLY play in the snow on the National Forest Land.  You will be ticketed if you play on private property.  Here at Mountain Hardware we have a FREEE snow play map to help you find the correct areas to play in the snow.  Please stop by Mountain Hardware 1390 hwy 2 Wrightwood, Ca. 92397.

Also today is a FREE Adventure Pass day.  Because it is President Day so you will not need to buy a pass today.

https://www.fs.fed.us/visit/passes-permits/

Mike

2/17/19

Good Morning

We have GREAT snow and the roads in the Wrighwood/Big Pines areas are in good conditions NO chain required at this time.  The weather is cold about 19 degrees this morning with light winds.  The weather service is call for a storm today starting at about 10 am thru today.  So make sure you are prepared for winter travel conditions.

Please only play on the National Forest land and NOT on private property as you be citied if you do.  Please stop by Mountain Hardware 1390 Hwy 2 Wrightwood, Ca. 92397 and we can give you a map and provide you with the best current locations for fun in the snow.  The only problem today and tomorrow will be the large amount of visitors come up today.  So I suggest that you plan to arrive in town early by about 8:30 am and then plan on leaving by about 2 pm then you will miss most of the traffic and still have a GREAT day in the snow with your family.

Hope you have a Fun in the Mountains

Mike

2/16/19

Good Morning we received about 1-2 inches of snow last night.  As of this morning hwy 2 is open to Wrightwood from hwy 138.  When you travel to the west of Wrighwood to the snow play areas you will need tire chains on your car.  If you need tire chains we sell them at Mountain Hardware.

Today will be very busy so the best idea is to arrive here as early as possible then to plan on leaving by 2pm.  By doing this you will avoid most of the traffic problems.

Today the weather is clear sky, temp is about 20 degrees with a light wind.  There is another storm due in tomorrow on Sunday.  Please remember to only snow play on open National Forest Lands.  You can stop here  at Mountain Hardware 1390 hwy2 Wrightwood, Ca. 92397 and we can give you a map to show you where you can play and the best current conditions.

I hope you have a fun day in the Mountains with your family.

Mike

 

2/22/19

2/22/18
Good Morning
We still have snow for snow play. The weather service is calling for snow starting again this afternoon. So please make sure if you are coming up you are ready for winter travel conditions.
Mountain Hardware will open at 7am on this Saturday and Sunday. It will be very busy here because of the 3 day President weekend. So our suggestion is to arrive in town as early as possible. This will help you to miss most of the traffic and Have a GREAT day in the snow.
MIke

2/14/19

1/14/19
Happy Valentine Day
If you have the day off just say in bed. We are getting heavy rain since just after midnight.

Let wait until this storm passes and I will let you know how the conditions are in the snow play areas.

Stay dry today
Mike

2-12-19

2-12-19
Good Morning!
Snow Play is great today. Mostly everyone is back to school and work today so you will have the forest to yourself. Hwy 2 at Bigpines is still closed (no access to grassy hollow) but N4 is now open with plenty of room to play.
Stop by Mtn Hardware for a free snowplay map we will show you the best spots, we also have snow apparal (boots, gloves, pants, and beanies).

No chains required roads are clear.