Not everyone knows how to ski or snowboard, but snow tubing can be enjoyed by everyone from the very first ride down.
Wrightwood, CA – December 20, 2011: The North Pole Tubing Park is now open at Mountain High Resort. With two moving carpets and up to nine lanes, conditions permitting, it is the largest tubing facility in Southern California.
Different than open-hill sledding, the tubing park’s expertly shaped lanes guide custom tubes down a course designed to deliver an exhilarating ride at a controlled speed. The professionally created lanes allow tubers to control their direction and speed while the park’s moving carpets comfortably transport tubers back up to the starting gate.
Says John McColly, Mountain High’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, “This is a fun and safe way for everyone to enjoy winter in the mountains.”
The tubing park is open 9:00am to 4:00pm seven days-a-week through New Year’s Day 2012, then Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays peak season, January 14-16 and February 18-20, 2012 (Weather permitting).
Prices for everyone over three and a half feet tall are $20 for two hours of unlimited rides and $35 for a full-day. Tickets for children 36 to 42 inches tall are $15 with a paying adult. North Pole Tubing Park season passes are $99. Tubes are included in the ticket price, and children 36 to 42 inches tall must accompany a parent in a separate tube. Children under 36-inches tall are not permitted for safety reasons.
Mountain High’s tubing park is located at the North Resort which is directly across from the entrance of the West resort. Turn up the entrance road off Hwy 2 and continue one mile up the road. The park offers ample parking, restrooms, a warming area with lockers and food and drink concessions.
First-time tubers will want to know that while temperatures in the mountains average 20 to 30 degrees colder than down in the cities, staying warm is easy. The best choice is water-resistant, layered clothing that can be added or removed as the weather changes. It is always best to be prepared as conditions can and sometimes do change rapidly at high elevations. If clothes are not water resistant, a water repellent spray can be applied. Tubers will also want to be sure to have warm gloves and a hat or beanie. Remember, the majority of body heat is lost through the head. A simple beanie can do wonders to keep tubers warm, especially during a storm or periods of snowmaking. Ultraviolet rays are more powerful at high elevations as well. Regardless of skin color or complexion, everyone needs to wear protective sunscreen and UV-certified sunglasses even on overcast days since ultraviolet rays can penetrate the cloud cover. Should any of these important items be forgotten, the Mountain High Sport Shops, located at both resorts and in the town of Wrightwood, carry the latest in clothing and equipment for winter enthusiasts.
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, a world-class terrain park, an outstanding Winter Sports School, and the region’s largest tubing area. Night skiing & snowboarding is available 5 nights-a-week and snowmaking covers more than 80% of the slopes. Mountain High has been the first resort to open in Southern California for the past 14 years and traditionally operates from mid November to mid April. Get more at mthigh.com.
# # #