Wrightwood, CA – January 22, 2010: Recent storms which have caused so much trouble in the southland have dropped nothing but gold at Mountain High. White gold that is. Four feet of it. And it is still snowing. Snow showers began Sunday night and have only gotten heavier over the course of the week. Up to a foot and a half a day has been falling and the San Gabriel Mountains are now buried under the largest snowfall in recent memory.

As always, El Nino delivers for Mountain High. Both the 1997/98 and 2004/05 seasons were record winters for the Wrightwood Resort, and this season is on track for the same. Mountain High is now 100% open with all three resorts, 59 trails and 16 lifts. Dozens of gladed tree skiing areas are now available and the light powder is good enough to make even the Colorado resorts blush.

Says John McColly, Director of Marketing, “There is a reason I am in this business. And this is it. Skiers and snowboarders that braved the storm are grinning from ear to ear. And I’m one of them.”

With the fresh snow there is an enormous temptation to go out of bounds but both Mountain High and the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s department advise against that.

Says McColly, “Anything outside of Mountain High’s boundaries is not patrolled so if you run into any trouble, you are on your own. There is PLENTY of terrific tree skiing and natural terrain within Mountain High’s permitted area so stay in bounds, enjoy the fresh snow, and be safe.”

Mountain High is now open daily from 8:30am to 10:00pm. All roads are open however chains or 4-Wheel Drive are currently required. One ticket is good at all three resorts and there are free shuttles waiting to take you back and forth. Before planning your trip, logo onto Mountain High’s website at There you can reserve tickets, get custom weather forecasts, and sign up for the Powder Alert to be notified of future storms. Or text MTHIGH to 99158 to have snow alerts sent to your text enabled cell phone.

If you are tired of flooded streets and threats of mud slides, head to Mountain High where there is nothing but fresh powder as far as the eye can see. It is Southern California’s closest winter resort and you wont find better conditions anywhere in the region. For more information or to schedule and interview, please contact John McColly, Director of Marketing, at (760) 316-7830 or

Mountain High is Southern California’s closest winter resort located just an hour and a half from Los Angeles and Orange County. The area consists of three separate mountains (Mountain High East, West, and North), and offers a wide variety of lifts and trails, the world class Faultline Terrain Park, an outstanding Winter Sports School, and the region’s largest tubing area. Snowmaking covers more than 80% of the slopes delivering consistent snow conditions from November through April. Mountain High is traditionally the first resort in Southern California to open each season and the only local area with night skiing seven nights-a-week. Get more at