Let the fun begin, Mountain High opens in Wrightwood

The 2012/13 ski season got under way yesterday when Mountain High opened to cheering skiers and snowboarders. For the past 16 years, the Wrightwood resort has been the first regional resort to open top to bottom.

Skiers and boarders packed Mountain High, making it their largest opening day on record. Thanks to snowmaking expansions and good weather, it also opened with the most acreage in recent history. Snowmaking will continue as conditions permit and Mountain High hopes to open several more trails by the weekend.

“We are very excited to lead Southern California into winter again. It’s going to be a great season with the return of El Nino, significant base area improvements, and the addition of our value-added sister resorts, Stevens Pass, WA, Sierra At Tahoe, and China Peak, CA, where pass holders ski for free,” said Karl Kapuscinski, President and CEO.

Operating hours are 8:30am to 4:00 pm through Thanksgiving. Tickets will be $45 for adults (Regularly $69) and $25 for children ages 7 to 12. Kids six and under ski FREE with a paying adult. Ticket sales will be limited. Please arrive early for the best experience. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Up to three lifts are now available accessing four trails with a good combination of beginner and intermediate terrain. This means there is something for every member of the family including top to bottom terrain features for freestyle skiers and snowboarders.

The Winter Sports School will be open with its early-season $99 Special consisting of a lift ticket, rentals, and one hour private lesson for both children and adults ($140 Value).

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