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Best Places to Experience Snow in California

Playing and exploring outside (even in the winter chill) can be a wonderful experience and activity for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For children with autism, snow can be a chance for new sensory play. And, whether building a snowman or sledding or making snow angels, playing in the snow can be a great opportunity to help your child burn off some extra energy, especially during the winter months when they are often cooped up inside.

If you don’t live in an area that snows, here are some of the best places across California to visit and experience snow. 

Best Places to Experience Snow in Northern California

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  1. Mount Shasta
  2. Lassen Volcanic National Park
  3. Truckee
  4. Lake Tahoe
  5. Soda Springs
  6. Bear Valley
  7. Klamath National Forest

Best Places to Experience Snow in Central California

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  1. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
  2. Yosemite National Park
  3. Mammoth Lakes
  4. June Lake
  5. Convict Lake
  6. Shaver Lake
  7. Hope Valley

Best Places to Experience Snow in Southern California 

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  1. Big Bear Lake
  2. Lake Arrowhead
  3. Julian
  4. Idyllwild
  5. Mount Baldy
  6. Wrightwood
  7. Palm Springs
  8. Angeles Crest