Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood reports a record breaking holiday season
with skier visits up more than 40% over last year for the two-week Christmas period.
This marks a 36% increase over the resort’s 12-year average and a welcome
relief for weary resort managers. Factors leading to the increase include
strong early-season advertising, trade-down vacation scenarios due to the
weakened economy, and four and a half feet of natural snow the week prior to
“Mountain High experienced the
perfect storm,” said
President and CEO. “The four feet of snow prior to the holidays, in
combination with pent-up demand due to a later than normal opening, and tendencies
to ski closer to home all fell in line to deliver a record breaking holiday
Mountain High’s North Pole
Tubing Park also saw an increase of 50% over the same period last year operating
near full capacity seven days per week. The North Pole Tubing Park is the
region’s largest tubing area with up to 12 lanes serviced by two surface
The North Pole’s pricing of $20 for two hours makes it a
popular option for families who don’t ski or snowboard, but still want to
experience the excitement of a winter resort.
Robbie Burelson barrels down Mountain
High East on Dec.18. Photo courtesy of
Dennis Nadalin and Mountain High East.