Rim of the World Snow Play Area

Area Status: Closed

National Forest Scenic BywayLeave No Trace!

Sledding, building snowmen, and making snow angels are all a very popular past-time in the San Bernardino Mountains.


Visitors are encouraged to recreate in the following areas:

  • Along State Highway 18, from Crest Park Picnic Area to Switzer Picnic Area
  • Along State Highway 18, East of Santa's Village to just East of Heaps Peak / Allison Ranch Road
  • Along State Highway 18, from Green Valley Lake Road to the east highway gates in Snow Valley

Map of Snow Play Areas

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Winter Recreational Area Winter Sledding Winter Snow Tubing Winter Snowshoeing Winter Downhill Skiing Winter Cross Country Skiing Winter Dog Sledding
Fees: U.S. Fee Area Logo WHEN SNOW IS PRESENT - CUANDO LA NIEVE ESTÁ PRESENTE signWhen snow is present an Adventure Pass is Required ($5/day or $30/year). Interagency Passes are also accepted. For more information, please visit our recreation pass page.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Winter when snow is present
Busiest Season: Weekends and Holidays
  • Vehicles must be legally parked.
  • Do not trespass on private lands.
Pack It In/Pack It Out Pack out what you pack in and Leave No Trace!
Closest Towns: Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs, Arrowbear Lake, Green Valley
Information Center:
Mountain Top Ranger District | Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
P.O. Box 69
Fawnskin, CA 92333
1-909-382-2790 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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