It’s winter and we get it: You want to spend as much time as possible playing in the snow. So why waste time and energy looking for a place to park? You’ll enjoy easy access to prime snow-play areas and ski/hike/snowshoe trails with a Sno-Park permit providing access to plowed parking lots at 18 Sierra Nevada locations.
A SNO-Park permit is required for each vehicle parked at a SNO-Park site from November 1 through May 30 of each year. Permits are sold as Day Permits or Seasonal Permits. Day permits are sold for $15.00 and are valid for one single day. Season permits are sold for $40.00 and are valid for the entire SNO-Park season from November 1 through May 30.
Snow-cleared parking lots cannot be guaranteed on a daily basis because of weather conditions and snow-plowing priorities.
The SNO-Park permit must be displayed on the left side of the vehicle dashboard where it can be seen clearly from outside the vehicle.
Here is more about winter recreation throughout California.