Mountain High opens in Wrightwood

Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood opened Saturday with the Easy Rider chairlift at the East Resort and a 6″-12″ base. Because of an inversion, snowmaking conditions have been better at the bottom of the mountain than at the top so snowmaking crews took advantage of the cold temperatures and have been blowing snow. 

Look for Easy Rider chair to service beginner terrain with a complete rail garden and several lines of jibs fashioned by the Faultline Terrain Park. Early season lift tickets are just $25 and regular operating hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until additional terrain opens. 

“We’re happy to be open and to have something to offer our seasonpass holders and guests who have been anxiously waiting for the season to start,” said John McColly, Director of Marketing. 

Snowmaking expanded to the West Resort Thursday night where the crew has been making snow top to bottom. Operations will continue as long as temperatures permit and Mountain High expects to open more terrain in the next several days.

Weather forecasts are calling for a favorable change with possible snow showers beginning Dec. 10. Please keep in touch with the resort’s website at for the most up to date information. 

This season snowmaking efficiency at Mountain High has been increased by installing 25 new top-of-the-line Ratnik snowmaking nozzles. The nozzles utilize a new patent-pending design requiring half the amount of compressed air for snowmaking.

This results in increased efficiency, reduced fuel consumption, and energy savings. Best of all, manmade snow is real snow. It is made using only two ingredients: compressed air and water. 

A limited number of Mountain High season passes are still available at a discounted price of $349 (save $250). Visit for details.

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