Freedom isn’t free.  But for Young Adults it’s as little as $299 at Mountain High, Southern California’s closest winter resort.  Located in the San Gabriel Mountains, Mountain High consists of three separate resorts offering trails for the whole family, some of the best terrain parks in the region, and night skiing Wednesday through Sunday peak season.  Their huge Freedom Pass sale begins Saturday, September 1st, and prices are up to 57% off through November 6th, Election Day. 

The Freedom Pass is an Anytime Season Pass good any day or night the resort is open with no restrictions.  Benefits include FREE skiing at Stevens Pass, WA, ($799 value), FREE tickets to the North Pole Tubing Park, $20 Off weekday NAVITAT Zip Line Tours, $10 Off Adult ski or snowboard lessons, 10% Off non-sale retail items and the ability to track your days ridden and share them with friends.  For first-responders, Mountain High will also give a FREE Buddy Ticket ($69 value) to anyone who purchases their Season Pass by September 10th.

If that’s not enough to get you “voting snow” this November, the National Weather Service is calling for the return of El Nino, a natural weather phenomenon that causes historic increases in snowfall throughout Southern California’s mountain regions.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provide an easy-to-understand graphic depicting El Nino’s impact zones in these color outlook maps published July 19, 2012.   Mountain High’s annual snowfall hovers around 140 inches per season but in 2004/05 the Wrightwood resort received 278 inches and 1997/98 a whopping 310 inches. 

Says John McColly, Chief Marketing Officer, “It snowed so much that season!  I remember riding fresh powder twice a week for five weeks straight.  It was amazing.”

This year, a repeat performance is a definite possibility.  After two straight precipitation-reducing La Nina seasons, the folks at NOAA and other climate agencies are predicting a strong chance that the western hemisphere will experience an El Nino season beginning in September of 2012 and running through Spring of 2013.  More powder, more fun, and more reasons to venture out to Mountain High.

Beginning September 1st, Freedom Passes may be purchased on-site at Mountain High and by phone at (888) 754 -7878.  For the quickest processing though, guests are advised to purchase their passes online at .  There new customers can compare savings and existing pass holders can “re-activate” their passes avoiding any processing fees. 

Mountain High also offers a new layaway option for 10% of the purchase price that breaks the total cost down into 3 easy payments.  Purchases must be made by September 30th to take advantage of the layaway offer and there is no penalty for early pay off.

Ride the longest high-speed quad in the region at Mountain High’s East Resort.  Ski under the stars at Mountain High’s West Resort.  Or take the kids on an exciting winter adventure at the North Resort.  Your season pass is good at all three areas and new this year Mountain High has announced more than $1 Million in improvements including an enhanced family learning center, the Woodworth Gulch Natural Terrain Park, increased snowmaking, a high-performance demo center, the expanded Foggy Goggle bar, updated apps for iPhone and Android, and a brand new Park Bully 400 snowcat to groom the parks.

Make this the season you have been dreaming of with a season pass to Mountain High.  Hurry, sale ends November 6, 2012.  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 15 years and traditionally operates from mid November to mid April. Get more at                                              

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