Shirley Meadows (Alta Sierra)

Located in the Greenhorn Mountains, Shirley Meadows has a ski resort called Alta Sierra operating through a Forest Service permit. Several trails start from this area as well. Please see for current conditions and additional information.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For Kern River Ranger District recreation information, please call 760-376-3781.



Can park for free in parking lot, but picnic table use per resort prices.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Trails for cross-country skiing start at the Shirley Meadows parking lot, and from any of the trail connections along Rancheria Road from Greenhorn Summit to the Ski area. (Use caution when parking your vehicle). Developed ski trails are marked with international symbols and blue diamond shaped signs.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities