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Do I need chains at Mountain High?

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Weather in the mountains can change within a matter of hours from a beautiful, sunny day to a snowstorm with chain requirements. These are three of the best ways to find out if you’ll need chains to visit Mountain High:

1. Check the weather–On the morning of a trip, check The website provides a daily forecast for Mountain High. Or log-on to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website for nationwide forecasts that include Wrightwood, Mountain High’s nearest town.

2. Check the snow report–The Mountain High snow report is updated daily during the winter season. For road condition updates, view the snow report before you go or call the snow phone at 888.754.7878.

3. Check the roads–Caltrans recommends checking road conditions at 800.427.7623 before driving. The Caltrans website is also a good source for the most updated road information.

Checking the weather, snow reports and road conditions are three of the best ways to find out about chain requirements at Mountain High. Always remember to carry chains when driving in the mountains in winter.




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