Our Climate & Terrain - The terrain in El Dorado County ranges from gently rolling foothills in the west to steep alpine ridges in the east.
Foothill summers are dry and hot, and winters see rainsometimes compared to a Mediterranean climate.
Summers at higher elevations are warm and winters bring snow. Weather in the high Sierras can change suddenly, even in summer, so it's good to bring a jacket and umbrella. Always carry tire chains in winter. Check the current road conditions here.