In which to go, what to provide when it snows in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Each time snow settles into San Diego County, lots of citizens tend to flock to the mountains and East County to delight in some wintertime entertaining.

Destinations like Palomar Mountain, Mt. Laguna, Alpine, and Julian find them selves bustling and participating in host to holidaymakers, but also visitors and trash still left guiding by individuals halting in for the snow.

With that reported, there are several issues to retain in thoughts when heading to the mountains in purchase to remain secure, be variety, and have fun:

(It is really significant to take note, we are at this time in a pandemic. Men and women are reminded not to get, practice actual physical distancing, and to put on a facial covering when all around other persons not in just their exact same family.)


  • Be variety and just take your trash with you. All much too generally right after snow, locals in these mountain cities locate by themselves cleaning up broken sleds, remaining at the rear of gloves, and trash on the floor.
  • Do not get caught astonished by the weather conditions. Look at 10Information Pinpoint Weather circumstances.
  • Deliver tire chains and be well prepared for visitors. Many of these cities out east have a constrained route in and out, so count on delays and be type — and careful — on the roadways.
  • You should not cease off at private home to enjoy in the snow. Site visitors want to adhere to general public lands and off private home, so make positive you know where by you’re heading.
  • Maintain an eye on the county’s Department of Community Will work social media web sites for highway updates on the net on Facebook and Twitter. Be confident you are conscious of street situations and closures.

WHAT TO Provide:

  • Drinking water and treats — enough for normal starvation and in case you get trapped
  • Weighty jacket, sweater, gloves, hat or beanie, snow/hiking boots, weighty socks, thermal clothes, excess outfits if sought after
  • Blankets for a motor vehicle journey or halting off outside the house
  • Toys for the snow, like sleds
  • Chapstick or sunscreen — it truly is continue to San Diego

Where by TO GO:

  • Julian: When Julian will get snow, locals and vacationers flock to the tranquil mountain town — and mainly residential, so be respectful. Although crowds are anticipated, there are nevertheless places to get in your snow enjoyment. Head about to the town’s group parks, this kind of as William Heise Park, Jess Martin Park, or Julian Memorial Park.
  • Mt. Laguna: For swift entry to snow on Mt. Laguna, stop off at the Mt. Laguna Lodge. Many trails, including Large Laguna Trail and Sunset Path, make the mountain ideal for examining out the snow off the roadside.
  • Cuyamaca Rancho Point out Park: Enjoy the snow at Cuyamaca Rancho Point out Park at campsites like Paso Picacho or Environmentally friendly Valley, and they also consist of bathrooms, which family members will likely obtain important. Or head to trailheads primary up to Stonewall Peak and Cuyamaca Peak or Lake Cuyamaca for a scenic see.
  • Palomar Mountain State Park: Hiking trails and relatives campsites at Palomar are a terrific solution for having fun with snowfall. When snow hits, it transforms the significant pine, fir, and cedar trees into a wintertime wonderland. Check out Doane Valley Campground or Cedar Grove Group Campground as a halt off to pay a visit to the snow and the park’s hiking trails also make wonderful options.
  • Neighborhood cities: If you pick out to halt in cities these as Alpine, Pine Valley, or Santa Ysabel when snow falls, be considerate of local parking and assets. Quite a few citizens may have fenced off house, so it is really never advisable that site visitors cross into non-public property or prevent on the facet of the street.
  • (Not in San Diego County, but continue to terrific) Massive Bear Lake/Mammoth Lakes: Major Bear Lake and Mammoth Lakes are repeated places for San Diegans seeking to snowboard or ski after contemporary powder falls. People heading up to possibly Large Bear Mountain Resort and Mammoth Mountain must count on a long journey and the possibility for visitors heading north. But after you might be at either location, the mountains are excellent for winter athletics.