Winter weather whooshes into Southern California this week and Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood plans to begin making snow tomorrow with hopes of opening as early as Sunday morning, November 11th.

By Friday night forecasters are calling for temperatures in the teens with the possibility of natural snow Friday night into Saturday.  The colder the better for snowmaking at Mountain High and their enormous snowmaking system is expected to make enough snow to get the 2012/13 season underway.  Learn more about snowmaking here

If Mountain High is able to open Sunday, the resort would renew its annual pledge to the Military and offer FREE Skiing on Veterans Day, Monday, November 12th.   Requirements are:

-Active duty and retired military must present their military identification card.
-Prior-service personnel should a) bring a COPY of DD-214 plus photo ID (e.g. driver's license)  or b) wear one of your ribbons on your left jacket collar and be able to identify the ribbon.  NOTE: It is a federal offense to wear the ribbon if one has not earned the right per the Stolen Valor Act of 2005.

Once open operating hours will be 8:30am to 4:00pm and tickets will be $45 for all other adults and $25 for children ages 7 to 12.  Kids six and under ski FREE with a paying adult.  Open trails would consist of Upper Chisolm, Lower Chisolm, Cruiser, and Creekside offering a good mix of beginner and intermediate terrain.  There will also be a number of terrain features available for freestyle skiers and snowboarders.

Due to the approaching storm, Mountain High has extended its Freedom Pass sale to Sunday, November 11th.  Prices are up to 57% off for an Anytime Season Pass and benefits include FREE SKIING at Stevens Pass, WA, Sierra At Tahoe, and China Peak, CA.  

Says John McColly, CMO, “We are excited to get this season underway.  With more than $1 Million in improvements and the possibility of another El Nino, this is going to be a terrific winter.”

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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