This is not an easy question to answer.how much snow do you guys get at the calif/nevada riding areas?
wow...i knew that in the "mountains" it snowed, but its wierd to think over in calif/nev they get that much snow. typically when ppl refer to mtn riding its in the rockies. w/ my occupation, if i get relocated, its nice to know where i can find enough snow to ride plus a majority of the riders on sf.com are in the medwest, so we dont have that much exposure to more of the mtn ridersbrown435 said:This is not an easy question to answer.
The areas below Sacramento do not get enough snow to matter for sledding UNLESS it is in a mountain range.
There are at least 46 mountain ranges in California.
So last season 2005-2006 in areas like Tahoe, Truckee, Mammoth, Huntington Lake (Team Summit ) they had over 500+ inches of snow last year on the North Face. There are so many places to go sledding.
You have to consider what side of mountain you are on to get the most snow. Typically the North face gets the most unless we get an El Nino .. then most moisture comes from SouthEast instead of Northwest. Then the snow (lots of it) will go way south ... easily Los Angeles mountains really called The San Bernardino Mountains.
The San Bernardino Mountains (Big Bear California) which I live by (100 miles) have as high as 11,490feet peaks and average around 6000 feet. Our cabin is at 6000 feet on a north face . In 2005 2006 it had 2 feet if snow. In 2004-2005 , it had 504 inches of snow. The base averaged 8 feet from October 04 to June05 !
There is really no one place on the internet to know how the snow conditions are because each area is promoted by the local business or government agency. They are all trying to get people in to spend money or out cause it is a hazard where a typical city dwelling Californian would get into trouble.
Do you need more specific info?