Wrightwood, CA – September 3, 2002 – More than 5,000 skiers and snowboarders visited Mountain High this Labor Day weekend, either online or in person, to purchase their 2002/2003 season passes. Despite the warm weather, the initial tier at $249.00 was exhausted in just three days, an entire day earlier than last year. Now at $299.00, Mountain High’s season passes are still $200.00 off the regular rate.

Says John McColly, Director of Marketing, “With the recent warm temperatures and the light snowfall we had last season, I wasn’t sure what kind of turnout we’d see this weekend. Sales ended up being 28% higher than last year.”

Mountain High’s Anytime Season Pass is valid any day during the 2002/2003 season including weekends, holidays and nights. Pass holders receive Hands-Free lift access through the resort’s electronic-access ticketing system, guaranteed admittance during sellout periods, Powder Alert emails, 10% off non-sale retail items and 10% off ski and snowboard lessons for ages twelve and up. Children’s passes for ages seven to twelve are also available for just $99.00. Children six and under receive a free season pass with the purchase of an adult season pass.

Sale ends October 31, 2002, or when all 10,000 passes have been sold. Because quantities are limited, guests are advised to act quickly. After the sale, all season passes return to their regular prices: $499 Adult, $199 Child (ages 7-12).

For the quickest processing, guests should purchase their Freedom Passes online at www.mthigh.com There they can manage their orders, download liability forms, submit photos and much more. Existing pass holders can re-activate their cards there as well, saving them the hassles of waiting in line and any processing fees. Freedom Pass orders may also be placed by phone, toll free at (888) 754-7878, and at the resort. Operators are available weekdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm and weekends from 10:00am to 3:00pm. There is a $10.00 processing fee per pass.

For more information, please contact John McColly, Director of Marketing, at (760) 316-7830.