Groundbreaking for Mountain High’s new Mountain Bike Park took place today under sunny skies atop its West Resort. It was an electric day as the Wrightwood resort announced plans to add Mountain Biking to its list of summer activities. Mountain High currently offers camping, hiking, archery, disc golf, water sports at Jackson Lake, weekly entertainment, and more.  

The event was attended by Mountain High’s Management Team, Matthew Bokach, Monument Manager for the Angeles National Forest, other regional dignities, local media, and members of the Pacific Crest Composite Mountain Bike Team.

Today marks the end of a 3-year campaign to bring Mountain Biking to Wrightwood and the beginning of a new era in the region’s summer recreation. Mountain High expects to physically begin building trails next week with hopes to have several trails open by late Summer 2024.

Construction will take place in 3 phases.  Phase I which is expected to be completed this summer and consists of 6 downhill trails and 1 uphill access route totaling approximately 7 miles. Of the 6 downhill trails, 4 are Beginner, 1 is Intermediate, and 1 is Advanced.

The Phase I trail network will be served by the Blue Ridge Express chairlift at Mountain High’s West Resort. See the attached map for details. Color Code

  • Green = Beginner
  • Blue = Intermediate
  • Black = Advanced
  • Red = Uphill

In addition to downhill trails, Mountain High is implementing a Skills Park where guests can practice their technique on small, stationary features such as:

  • Roller to a small jump
  • Wooden banks
  • Wooden platforms to small drops

These training mechanisms are designed to help new participants get comfortable with their equipment before hitting the mountain. Mountain High also offers rentals, retail wear, and delicious food & beverage.

Phase 2 will take place during the Spring of 2025 and consist of 5 more trails equating to roughly 6 more miles of terrain at its West Resort, primarily intermediate to advanced.

Phase 3 is scheduled to take place Spring of 2026 and consist of another 2 miles of intermediate to advanced trails, also at its West Resort.

Says Ben Smith, Vice President & General Manager, “This is an incredibly exciting time and I thank the Forest Service along with everyone else who helped get us here. After trail building begins, we will evaluate construction and announce an Opening Date for later in the summer.”

Mountain Biking enthusiasts are encouraged to sign up for Mountain High’s weekly newsletter to receive updates on trail progress and opening dates.

For more information, please contact John McColly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at (760) 316-7803 or john@mthigh.com. Follow Mountain High Resorts on Instagram @mthighsnow, Twitter, @mthigh, and Facebook.

Mountain High Resorts is Southern California’s closest winter destination located just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Orange County. The area consists of two separate mountains (East Resort & West Resort) and offers a wide variety of lifts and trails, a world-class terrain park, an outstanding winter sports school and the Yeti’s Snow Play. Night skiing and snowboarding are available Wed-Sun peak season and snowmaking covers more than 80 percent of the slopes. Mountain High traditionally operates from mid-November to mid-April. Visit www.mthigh.com for more information. Mountain High is an equal opportunity service provider operating under an Angeles National Forest special use permit.             

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