Temperatures just recently hit triple digits in Southern California, but there is a 100 percent chance of snow on Oct. 3 in Wrightwood, Calif. More than 60 tons of snow will be trucked into town for the 2015 Buck Off Rail Jam. 

The free festival runs from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is open to everyone in Southern California. Guests can stroll through the vendor village and test their taste buds at the chili cook-off. Another feature this year is the giant ski and snowboard swap, an area where guests can buy new gear for the upcoming season or sell their gently used equipment.

“This coming winter snow season should be absolutely epic,” said Mountain High Chief Marketing Officer John McColly. “Our Buck Off Rail Jam is a great way for skiers and snowboarders to see who’s who for the coming season.”  

A best trick contest will highlight the snowboard skills of celebrity riders, professionals and Mountain High pass holders. Participants will compete for $5,000 in cash and prizes.

Skiers and snowboarders that purchase their 2015-16 Mountain High season passes during the Buck Off Rail Jam will receive more than $200 in additional benefits including a free ticket.   

Mountain Outhouse, a local ride shop, is offering up to 70 percent off on snowboards, boots and bindings exclusively during the event weekend.

“Nothing gets you thinking about winter like 60 tons of snow,” said McColly. “Make sure to mark your calendar now because the Buck Off Rail Jam will be the area’s most memorable fall event.”   

About Mountain High

Mountain High is Southern California’s closest winter resort, located just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Orange County. Mountain High Resort consists of three separate mountains: West Resort, East Resort and North Resort. Mountain High 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 and snowboarding are available seven nights-a-week during peak season and snowmaking covers more than 80% of the slopes. Mountain High, the first resort to open in Southern California for the past 18 years, operates from mid-November to mid-April. Visit 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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