Last week there was a lot of rain and the weather was quite cold for Southern California. This gave us the opportunity on Sunday to visit Wrightwood for the day. It is a small town about 2 hours from where we live. Mountain High ski resort and Tubing Park can be found in town, which can lead to very heavy traffic after such a significant storm.
We left around 8am from Thousand Oaks and made it to the bottom of the mountain in less than 2 hours, including a quick stop for food. In hindsight we probably should have stopped on the side of the road like many others were as the next 2-3 miles took us close to 3 hours to travel. The resort was full so they were only letting vehicles up the hill after others came down.
The kids were amazing and didn’t complain at all. Eventually we found a great snow play location on the other side of town. There was so much fresh powder that it was easy to end up knee or thigh deep in the snow.
Fortunately we were able to avoid the traffice at the top of the mountain and leave by taking the road we were on. For our next visit I think we may head up on a Friday when it is reported to be very quiet…