Jeep in deep
Nissan with snorkle
2023 trails eroded from a record winter
Rubicon Trail recovery
Rubicon Trail Recovery
Gladiator in THE mud hole
Heavy recovery from mud
Van and Buggy
Whiteout conditions and icy roads caused this couple to slide off the roadway.
Evening Snow Glow
Wet, soupy mud
Rivian in mud
Snowbank and sedan
the backway to buttermilks
Meet The Frosty Team
Alex (Frosty) Carter
Alex Carter has been exploring further and further into the Eastern Sierra for over a decade. His favorite place is the Rubicon Trial just outside of Lake Tahoe. It was only recently that Alex discovered he can use his exemplary rigging and recovery skills to calmly help people through some of their most stressful moments involving a vehicle. Alex does all his own wrenching and maintenance, which there is plenty of with trucks older than he is.
Alex might be part dog.
Jena Carter grew up playing in the dirt and snow so she is most comfortable outside somewhere getting filthy and using her hands. Jena enjoys spotting vehicles through precarious situations and usually has a camera in her hand, documenting anything and everything. Jena works hard to make sure everyone is safe and happy so go ahead and ask her if you can have a water bottle or sticker.
Jena really likes dogs.
Maple has been on every single recovery since she was 6 weeks old. She knows a thing or two about kinetic energy and closed loop recovery systems. Maple is our quality control, she will let us know when we need to do it better. Maple has 2 pitbulls at home that complete her pack but they don't get to come on recoveries like she does.
Maple is a really good dog.
Frosty 4Wheeler started as a passion with over 20 years of experience and became a full time job January 1, 2021. We are locally owned and operated out of Mammoth Lakes, California, serving the entire Eastern Sierra.
We started this business because we noticed more and more traffic on our favorite trails and more people asking for help off-road. Not everyone has access to off-road support groups and rescue forums and not everyone has the luxury of waiting hours for a "good Samaritan" to show up and save the day while passing by. We decided this had to change and no one was going to abandon their car for a season if we had anything to do with it. We operate year round, 24 hours a day because we know accidents and errors don't take time off and happen all the time.
We are a husband and wife team, Jena and Alex Carter, and we have been off-roading and exploring the Eastern Sierra area for over a decade with our dogs and 4x4's. We know a thing or two about getting stuck and un-stuck and we have also had our fair share of trail breaks and repairs so don't hesitate to give us a call the next time you find yourself in a sticky situation. Our service area includes all of Mono County, from Benton to the Sonora Pass. We operate out of Mammoth Lakes California which is usually within an hour from most of our calls.
We want visitors and locals alike to use our professional services when they get stuck so they aren’t tearing up the trails and lake beds without the proper equipment. We also want to prevent people from getting desperate and potentially hurting themselves or their vehicles trying to get back to camp or home. We carry all the necessary equipment and haven’t had a job too tough for us yet! #FROSTED
Thank you for visiting our website and for supporting small businesses like ours.
We hope to see you out there having fun, wave if you see us!
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You never know when you'll need it for yourself or someone else you come across.
Off-Road Vehicle Recovery:
Towing & Winching
No tow points? No problem, we have a bridle and a MasterPull Mini Mac that makes it so we can safely connect to any vehicle. We use kinetic ropes and soft shackles to ensure no further damage occurs trying to rescue you.
We have all the equipment needed to get your vehicle un-stuck any circumstance whether you're in mud, dirt, sand, snow, water or ice, there isn't a job too tough for Frosty 4Wheeler.
Secondary to vehicle recoveries, we offer limited road-side assistance. If we become too busy with back to back recoveries, we stop offering road-side assistance so we can better serve customers that are stranded or need recovering.
Frosty 4Wheeler is committed to getting the job done any time of day. From jumpstarts at 2:00am to a tire change at lunch time and everything in-between, call us and we will be there with our tools and experience.
Broken down on the trail or at your campsite and need a part? Call us and we will help make arrangements to deliver the part straight to you, wherever you are.
You just pay for the part over the phone directly with the retailer and we will drive it to you, anytime of day. We can even bring you water if needed, just let us know!
Why Choose Us?
Licensed and Insured
We carry general liability and commercial auto insurance on our recovery vehicles and we hold a Town of Mammoth Lakes business license (#9364). We also take annual safety classes provided by CalTrans and The National Highway Institute.
We only use the safest, latest and greatest tools and gear. We use mechanical advantages with our winch, like sheaves or a load distribution plate to maximize our winching power, that combined with hundreds of feet of extension has made it so we can accomplish the impossible. Over the years, recovering hundreds of different vehicles we have learned through experience what works for us and what doesn't. We only support high quality brands that make our lives easier, brands such as Warn and Factor55.
Fastest Response Around
We are proud to say we can be almost anywhere in Mono County in about an hour. Some areas of the county will take longer due to the distance but most response times are within an hour from the time of call. We do our best to share our location with every customer, so you can track us in real time while we make our way out to you. Frosty 4Wheeler responds to calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. When we aren't out rescuing people, you can find us getting our trucks dirty somewhere exploring with our dogs.
Paying is Easy!
We accept almost every form of payment imaginable. We accept major credit cards, Venmo, CashApp, Zelle, ApplePay, cash or even checks too. We are happy to provide a receipt or invoice copy upon request. Did you know some of our services might be reimbursable through your auto insurance? Give your insurance a call to find out more.
"Amazing response time and extremely professional team! After digging for hours, they were a beautiful sight to see. They had all the right gear with a rad truck. They had us out in no time. Thank you!"
"Got stuck with our toy hauler and truck. Jena and Alex made sure we got out of the bind and stuck around to make sure we made it out safely. Best service ever! Can't recommend them enough. Absolute life savers!"
"Great Husband and wife team. Professional, reliable, and reasonable. Got stuck near Mono Lake they got here in no time. Had us out in a jiffy. Would highly recommend them."
"We cannot stress enough how great they are! Called and immediately got an answer and a time of when they could get to us... If you're ever stuck in the area don't hesitate to call, they WILL get you out. Plus, how cool of a truck that's coming to get you!"
"If I could give them 500 stars I would. They came to the rescue after we got stuck where most other companies wouldn't go. He was quick, professional, and a good dude. Cool truck too! Thank you again."