Mountain High Opening Top-to-Bottom Tomorrow

Wrightwood, CA (December 9, 2008) – Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood plans to open top-to-bottom for skiing and snowboarding tomorrow, Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Temperatures dipped into the twenties last night and Mountain High had an incredible night of snowmaking on Upper Chisolm, Lower Chisolm, Cruiser, and Sunnyside trails at Mountain High West. These four trails are planned to open tomorrow with a base of 6-12” of man made snow with service from Blue Ridge Express and Coyote chairlifts. Lifts will run from 8am-10pm and night skiing will be available from 5-10pm.

“The amount of snow that we’ve been able to make in such a short amount of time is a great testament to the improvements we’ve made in our snowmaking system,” said Karl Kapuscinski, President and CEO. “Our new snow guns and system upgrades are allowing us to take advantage of the cold, dry temperatures and open a considerable amount of terrain for our guests.”

The Faultline Terrain Park crew will have a full lineup of boxes and rails. There will also be terrain options for beginner and intermediate riders. Winter Sports School expects to offer private lessons beginning on Friday and group lessons are expected to begin once Snow Flake chair opens.

Early season ticket pricing will be in effect at $40 for an Adult 8-Hour ticket and $35 for an Adult 4-Hour ticket. Lift tickets for children ages 7 to 12 will be just $24 and night tickets (valid from 5-10pm) will be $30. Please note prices are subject to change without notice.  Visit mthigh.com for a complete list of prices and programs.

Events this weekend include Utility Battle of the Boards on Saturday and Oakley Uprisingon Sunday. Both events are rail jam contests taking place in the Playground area of Mountain High West. Look for top locals riders to throw down on a series of Faultline features. All competitors receive complimentary breakfast, lunch, and prizes. Visit mthigh.com/events for details.

Weather forecasts are calling for favorable snowmaking conditions through tomorrow with a low pressure system moving in over the weekend and possible snow showers beginning December 13. Please keep in touch at mthigh.com for the latest snow and weather conditions.

A limited number of Mountain High season passes are still available at the discounted price of $349 (save $250). Visit mthigh.com for details.

Photos: Snowmaking at Mountain High West. Tuesday, December 09, 2008.