Wrightwood, California—February 19, 2006: Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood is proud to announce the opening of its East Resort, today at 12:00pm. The East Resort offers a traditional alpine experience with the longest trails in Southern California serviced by a high speed quad chairlift. It is also home to the Olympic Bowl, the longest, steepest bump run in the region. Though you can’t see it from the base area, the East Resort stretches 1.6 miles up into the mountains, culminating at a height of 8,200 feet. From this lofty elevation, guests can enjoy spectacular views of both Catalina Island to the South and the Mojave Desert to the North.

Beginning tomorrow, operating hours at the East Resort will be 8:00am to 4:30pm daily, with the West Resort open from 8:00am to 10:00pm. One lift ticket is good at both resorts and free shuttles run every 10 minutes to take guests back and forth. Goldrush, the East Resort’s main top-to-bottom trail, is currently available and Mountain High will be opening more terrain as conditions allow.

While later than usual, there has not been a season in recent history when the East Resort has not opened. 6 to 10 inches of natural snow and extensive snowmaking are what made it possible this President’s Day Weekend, and, with a surplus of water, Mountain High will continue making snow and opening more terrain as long as possible. In addition to East and West, Mountain High’s new North Resort is now open offering tubing at the North Pole Tubing Park.