Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Hey everyone!!!

It is the perfect time to head on up to play in the snow.  The snow level is as low as Gorman, which is the exit just before Frazier Mountain Park Road when you are coming from Los Angeles County.

This is good news because you will not have to drive very far from the freeway to play in the snow.

The road conditions are excellent on the Interstate 5 so you will have a lovely drive all the way up.

If you plan on coming to Frazier Park, or to the higher elevations right now, it is a good idea that you bring chains.  Although, if you have a four wheel drive or an all wheel drive, you should be good.

The temperatures are very low right now, in the low 30's, and that means icy roads.

Yesterday, I was driving on the main road and there was lots of people pulled over to the side playing in the snow.  In front of me, there was a big white Ford Expedition, and he was driving like he was in So Cal, like he was in a hurry to get somewhere, and then he hit black ice.  He went spinning off the side of the road, off into the snow, and into the barbed wire fence.  Needless to say, the poor poor fellow had to get towed out of the snow.  Luckily, he did not run anyone over.

What I am trying to say is, be careful out there.  When it rains, it is wet, and we should slow down.  When there is snow, there is ice on the road, and we should slow down.  The roads look clear and that is why we call it black ice.  The ice looks like the road. 

When it snows, and the temperatures are low, like they are now, I only drive my 4X4 because I don't want to be pulled out of the snow, like the guy yesterday, LOL!!! 

Have a great time, and enjoy your day...



  1. Thanks for your updates again. We will have to wait till the weekend to visit Frazier Park since work and schools are back on ..thanks again!

  2. We are planning sledding on Sunday , where would be a good place to go , we no chains

  3. Hi Bea,

    If you come from I5, exit FRAZIER MTN PARK ROAD, and go west and you will find plenty of places to play in the snow before they require chains. The snow level is very low, YAYE!!!

    If you go all the way to the fork in the road, approximately 20 miles west of the I5, veer left. That is where you will find the best sledding places.

    Although, you will see plenty of places way before that.

    Just a friendly FYI, this weekend will be the first weekend that the roads are safe after a GREAT snow, so there will be tons of traffic. If you have been up here before, you know that our hwy is only one lane each way, and we have a blinking traffic light in the middle of the town, which makes for ugly traffic.

    So, be patient, or come before 10 am, lol...


  4. Hi Elizabeth,

    Thank you for reiterating caution when driving in the snow.

    Do you happen to know if the road is open up to the top of Mt. Pinos? We were planning on going up to play in the snow today(Friday)

    Thank you,


  5. Hi Rod,

    Hope you enjoyed your day. Mt. Pinos Recreation area is usually always open except right after a good snow. They close the snow gates until they can remove the snow and ice via snowplow.

    Also, if the recreation area is closed, Cal Trans usually will put up one of those temporary signs just west of the freeway indicating that it is closed.

    Have a great weekend...


  6. Hi Elizabeth

    My family & few other friend families are planning today (Jan-10-2011) to come over to Frazier park to have fun in snow area.
    Just found this link... Though late thought of adding comment/question here.
    Is there any specific location in frazier where snow play is most funful activity?
    Please suggest. Also provide address as we are 1st timer and can use GPS to locate the location.


  7. Hi Deepak!

    You posted yesterday but you said today so I hope this is not too late.

    The best place for snow play is at the top of Mt. Pinos Recreation Area.

    Sorry, I don't know the address.

    Have a great time!


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