Mountain High Flips Switch On Winter

by The Editors on November 8, 2012

Snowmaking1With the serious cold snap hitting the West Coast of the US this weekend Southern California’s Mountain High has decided to turn on the snow guns and begin making snow on Friday, November 9, 2012. With the guns running full speed they hope to open by Sunday morning, November 11.

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

If the mountain is open on Veterans Day (Monday, November 12) the resort will stick to their “active military rides free on Veterans Day” promise. Follow the jump for all the details.Snowmaking Begins Tomorrow At Mountain High
Southern California’s Closest Winter Resort Could Open As Early As Sunday, November 11th

Wrightwood, CA – November 8, 2012: 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.

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. Click here for complete details.

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.” – more –
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Kim Hermon, Marketing Manager, at (760) 316-7830 or

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