Sledding and Tubing in Yosemite Country

Come play in the snow inside Yosemite and also nearby winter play areas such as Tenaya Lodge and Sequoia National Park.
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Snow tubing in Yosemite. 

Photo by Chris Falkenstein courtesy of Yosemite/Mariposa County

Sledding and Tubing At Yosemite

Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area offers gentle, kid-friendly slopes for snow tubing along with its downhill and cross-country ski opportunities.

A free snow play area located on the Big Oak Flat Road to the west of Yosemite Valley on Highway 120. Also stop by the Mountaineering Store in Half Dome Village and the Big Trees Lodge for suggestions of sledding hills in these areas of the park.

Sledding and Tubing in the Yosemite Region

All-ages sledding fun can be found all over the Sierra.

Sledding hill at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. 

Photo courtesy Tenaya Lodge

Just two miles south of the park at an elevation of 5,000-feet, Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp has a snow play area. Activities include skating at the outdoor ice rink, sledding and tubing down the sled run, cross-country skiing, and riding on a horse drawn sleigh.

West of Yosemite, Leland High Sierra Snow Play (snowplay.com) has the reputation of being the biggest & best snow play facility in the Sierra. At 6,300-feet, this beautiful natural setting is another world away. It is remarkably accessible though. Located in Tuolumne County, in the heart of Gold Country, Leland High Sierra is 39 miles east of Sonora on Highway 108.

At Sequoia National Park, Wolverton Snowplay Area has open sledding hills at 7,250 feet.

Bear Valley Cross Country area, located 45 miles northeast of Angels Camp, grooms slopes for both sledding and tubing.

And plenty of slip-sliding fun can be found around Lake Tahoe, where many of the ski resorts also have sledding areas.