Normally, there would be at least a couple feet of snow on the ground by the end of January, but if we get a repeat of last winter, there might not be much at all. Hard to predict at this time, but I would guess that there will be enough snow to support a sled.
This is an excellent area for trying out Pulk sleds because the trails are pretty flat and without a lot of twists and turns. If you put any stock into the Farmer's Almanac.....they are caling for much more snow than last year. Hope springs eternal. Also...if you want to make your hike into camp a little longer there is another road crossing a couple of miles north on the Interloken trail with a parking area. It's flat all the way to the pine grove. You can also do the same by starting a mile or so south of the pine grove at another parking area. It's one of the nice things about this trail...there are MANY access points.