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Ski season kicked off in Southern California today with the opening of Mountain High, one of the region’s premier winter resorts.  This marks the 18th year in a row Mountain High has been the first to open in Southern California.

Roughly 1,000 guests donned their skis & snowboards and hit the slopes of Mountain High for their first winter fix of the season.  It’s a special treat to be open for Thanksgiving and the resort credits its hard working staff and dedicated employees.


Snowmaking is underway at Mountain High.  Temperatures dropped to the mid 20s last night and the Wrightwood resort began making snow early this morning. Snowmaking operations should reach top to bottom by this evening as the temperature continue to fall.  If conditions stay favorable there is an outside chance the resort could be open for skiing and snowboarding as early as midweek.  This follows the season’s first snowfall which happened November 1st, just two weeks ago.


It’s SNOWVEMBER!  The first snow of the season fell this morning at Mountain High Resort giving the area a crisp glow and solidifying the coming of winter.  Traditionally Mountain High opens in Mid November but it all depends on the season.  Three times in the past 10 years the Wrightwood Resort has opened in October.  Mountain High’s 10 year average is November 16th.  Click here to view the “First Snow” photo gallery. 


In order to increase the funding and upkeep of the Angeles National Forest, Congresswomen Judy Chu from the San Gabriel Valley sponsored HR 4858, a Bill that would have converted the Angeles National Forest to a National Recreation Area and been managed by the National Park Service. This Bill stalled in Congress.


Winter is coming and for regional powder hounds there is no better deal than Mountain High’s VIP Season Pass with FREE skiing privileges to 12 Powder Alliance resorts.  Now through November 30th, purchase a 14/15 VIP Season Pass to Mountain High, Southern California’s closest winter resort, and receive three (3) FREE days at Crested Butte, CO, Snowbasin Resort, UT, Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA, Schweitzer, ID, Stevens Pass, WA, Bridger Bowl, MT, Timberline, OR, Mt Hood Ski Bowl, Or, China Peak, CA, Arizona Snowbowl, AZ, Angel Fire, NM, and Silver Star, Canada.  That’s 36