The season’s first snowmaking tests took place Sunday morning at Mountain High, Southern California’s closest winter resort. Temperatures dropped to a chilly 23 degrees and the Wrightwood resort made snow for 3 hours at both its East & West Resorts. This exercise is an important step in the resort’s opening process and helps managers

  • Identify problems in the system.
  • Test newly installed snowmaking equipment.
  • Train new snowmaking employees.

Mountain High invested more than $500K in snowmaking this summer, primarily at their East Resort. New, low energy air/water guns improve the mountain’s ability to make snow and open early.

Says Cole Bescoby, Snowmaking Manager, “Everything worked perfectly and we are ready to paint this mountain white. Bring on Winter!”

Over the past few years, the installation of new low/mid energy snowguns have radically reduced Mountain High’s annual diesel consumption. Today the resort uses just 1% of what it did 10 years ago. With these improvements and the extensive water supply, Mountain High expects to have both its East & West resorts open before Christmas.

Click here to learn how snow is made.

Opening Day is scheduled for November 17th, weather permitting. Stay tuned for the resort’s official Opening Day announcement. Mountain High is traditionally the first resort to open in Southern California and expects to open early again this season.

Season Pass Prices Go Up 10/31

Mountain High’s annual 23/24 Season Pass sale is underway but prices go up Tuesday, October 31st. Guests save up to $250 when they buy now. With a Mountain High Season Pass, guests get unlimited access to Mountain High, day and night, with no restrictions. For just $100, skiers and snowboarders can upgrade to the Cali Pass, Mountain High’s new multi-resort pass, which includes unlimited access to Mountain High, China Peak, and Dodge Ridge plus 3 days each at 19 other Powder Alliance resorts. Some restrictions apply.

For details, pricing, and to purchase visit

Mountain High Is Hiring

Mountain High is hiring for all departments. Work where you play this winter and get a job at Southern California’s closest winter resort. Both inside and outside positions are available. Click here to learn more and complete and application.

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