Mountain High Draws Biggest Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend Crowd in Five Years
Wrightwood, Calif. – (Jan. 19, 2016) – Mountain High enjoyed its best Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in five years as more than 16,200 guests visited during the three-day period.
Visits were up 30 percent from last season and 55 percent compared with two years ago. The successful January holiday weekend follows Mountain High's best Christmas holiday in five years. Mountain High officials say recent El Niño snowfall, combined with cool temperatures to assist snowmaking, encouraged eager skiers and snowboarders to get out on the slopes.
"It was an incredible weekend for skiing and snowboarding here at Mountain High," said Mountain High Chief Marketing Officer John McColly. "Recent storms left us with so much snow that we were able to open all of our resorts for the first time in three years."
Mountain High's West Resort, East Resort and North Resort were open for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy along with the North Pole Tubing Park. Offerings at the East Resort included the Grand View Bistro, a mountain top restaurant, which was open for the first time since 2012.
El Niño conditions remain in place for the next two to three months. Updated weather conditions at Mountain High can be found here.
About Mountain High
Mountain High is Southern California's closest winter resort, located just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Orange County. Mountain High Resort consists of three separate mountains: West Resort, East Resort and North Resort. Mountain High offers a wide variety of lifts and trails, a world-class terrain park, an outstanding winter sports school and the region's largest tubing area. Night skiing and snowboarding are available seven nights-a-week during peak season and snowmaking covers more than 80% of the slopes. Mountain High, the first resort to open in Southern California for the past 19 years, operates from mid-November to mid-April. Visit www.mthigh.com for more information. Mountain High is an equal opportunity service provider operating under an Angeles National Forest special use permit.