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Lassen National Forest Urges

Visitors to Play it Safe in the Snow


SUSANVILLE, CA…Lassen National Forest officials are asking visitors to use caution when engaging in winter activities, such as snowmobiling, sledding, skiing, and snowboarding. Visitors are reminded to be prepared for the rapid weather changes that can occur on the Forest. They should also be aware of how snow can quickly camouflage dangerous conditions both on and off-road. Obstacles such as trees and rocks, as well as perilously thin ice, can easily be hidden by snow. Particularly useful in popular snow play areas, the following are some rules for engaging in safe play: Maintain control of your recreation equipment (sled, tube, snowmobile, etc.) at all times to avoid collisions Watch for changing conditions; icy conditions can make it difficult to stop and avoid obstacles To avoid being struck, do not walk in or stop in sled paths, or linger at the bottom of the slope Supervise children at all times Do not build snow berms or jumps since they reduce your control and are obstacles to others. Safe practices and a little courtesy can go a long way toward ensuring a winter visit to the Forest is a safe, enjoyable, and rewarding experience.

For more information on winter recreation on the Lassen National Forest, please see its website at or or contact the following offices: Almanor Ranger District (530) 258-2141 Eagle Lake Ranger District (530) 257-4188 Hat Creek Ranger District (530) 336-5521 Supervisor’s Office (530) 257-2151