The 2012/13 ski season got under way today as Mountain High opened to the screams and cheers of Southern California skiers and snowboarders.  For the past 16 years Mountain High has been the first regional resort to open top to bottom and this season the excitement is evident.  Winter enthusiasts packed the Wrightwood Resort making it their largest opening day on record.  Thanks to recent snowmaking expansions and favorable weather, Mountain High also opened with the most acreage in recent history.  Snowmaking will continue as conditions permit and Mountain High hopes to open several more trails by the weekend.

Says Karl Kapuscinski, President and CEO, “We are very excited to lead Southern California into winter again.  It’s going to be a great season with the return of El Nino, significant base area improvements, and the addition of our value-added sister resorts, Stevens Pass, WA, Sierra At Tahoe, and China Peak, CA, where pass holders ski for free.”

Today also marks the last day of Mountain High’s Freedom Pass sale.  Skiers and snowboarders who were energized by the early opening can save up to 57% on an adult, anytime season pass.  Benefits include FREE admission to the North Pole Tubing Park, $10 Off Adult Ski & Snowboard Lessons, 10% Off non-sale retail items, and the ability to track your days ridden, runs per day, and vertical feet.  Visit for complete details.

Operating hours are 8:30am to 4:00pm through Thanksgiving and tickets will be $45 for adults (Regularly $69) and $25 for children ages 7 to 12.  Kids six and under ski FREE with a paying adult.  Ticket sales will be limited.  Please arrive early for the best experience.  Prices are subject to change without notice.

Up to three lifts are now available accessing four trails with a good combination of beginner and intermediate terrain.  This means there is something for every member of the family including top to bottom terrain features for freestyle skiers and snowboarders.  Mountain High offers a full line of rental and retail products along with repair services and food & beverage.  The Winter Sports School will be open with its early-season $99 Special consisting of a lift ticket, rentals, and one hour private lesson for both children and adults ($140 Value).

Veterans Day Special
Mountain High is renewing its annual pledge to the Military by offering FREE Skiing on Veterans Day as observed on Monday, November 12th.   

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Kim Hermon, Marketing Manager, 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, 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 16 years and traditionally operates from mid November to mid April. Get more at    

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