Resort Guide 2018 : MOUNTAIN HIGH

Mountain High is Southern California's closest winter resort located just 20 minutes off the 15 Freeway in Wrightwood. Its peak elevation of 8,200 feet is comparable to the Big Bear resorts but its lack of mountain driving makes it much more accessible. Mountain High is actually three resorts in one (East, West, and North) but a single lift ticket is all you need. Each base area is complete with tickets, rentals, lessons, and retail plus the North Pole Tubing Park offers fun for the whole family. Ride the park after dark every night until 10pm at the only Southern California resort open 7 nights a week peak season.

Location: Wrightwood, CA
Vertical Drop: 1600'
Annual Snowfall: 117"
Most popular run: Goldrush
Ride-able Acres: 290
Number of Lifts: 14
Number of Trails: 59
Ticket Prices: $79 every day
Nearest Airport: Ontario Airport, 45 Minutes
Aprés: Foggle Goggle Bar, Bullwheel Grill Hotels/Lodging: Best Western, Hwy 138

Most popular event(s): Buck Off Rail Jaim
Special season pass offers or discounted lift tickets: 4 Day Powder Pack: $199. 4 Adult 8-Hour Tickets. NO BLACKOUTS! 4 Night Powder Pack: $99. 4 Adult Night Tickets. NO BLACKOUTS!

Mountain High is home to world-class terrain features which can be found on nearly every trail at its West Resort. Very few areas in the country have a wider selection of jumps and jibs and every year Mountain High unveils a new batch of signature features for you to enjoy. Beginners head to Creekside and Sunnyside for terrain features speci cally designed for learning. Intermediate to advanced riders look for stand-outs on Borderline, Chisolm, The Wedge, and The Playground base area jib park.

Mountain High has its shop running full bore this summer repairing and refurbishing more than 75 different features. Look for a new C Rail this season plus dozens of new snow features thanks to increased snowmaking water from the big winter of 16/17.


This feature originally appeared in the October Issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding; subscribe here. 

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