Wrightwood, CA – November 4, 2011:  The regions first winter storm hit local mountains hard dropping 4 to 5 inches of new snow. Mountain High is now making snow top-to-bottom and expects to open in the next several days. With a mixture of cold temperatures and continued snow showers, conditions look favorable for snowmaking and the Wrightwood resort plans to continue operations as long as possible.

This season Mountain High invested another $300,000 in its snowmaking system retrofitting old equipment and adding new automated fan guns which turn themselves on or off depending on the weather. Not only can the resort make more snow now but the increased efficiencies reduced fuel consumption by 5% making the system “greener” and more environmentally friendly.

When open, operating hours will be 8:30am to 4:00pm. Early-season tickets will be just $45 for adults and $25 for children ages 7 to 12. Kids six and under ski free when accompanied by a paying adult. Terrain will consist of predominately beginner and intermediate trails, and several small jumps & jibs will be available for freestyle skiers and snowboarders. A full line of rental and retail products will be available along with repair services and food & beverage. The Winter Sports School is not yet offering lessons but will as soon as the mountain has the necessary beginner terrain.

For guests looking to save money, Mountain High’s adult, anytime season passes are still on sale for just $349 (reg $699) but they are going fast. Just 875 left. Benefits include 10% off all non-sale retail items, $10 off adult ski & snowboard lessons and the ability to track your days ridden, runs per day, and vertical feet. Children’s passes are available as well. Visit mthigh.com for more information.

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, two world-class terrain parks, an outstanding Winter Sports School, and the region’s largest tubing park. 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 13 years and traditionally operates from mid November to mid April. Get more at mthigh.com.

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