Mountain High’s East Resort opens more than a mile of Alpine terrain

After receiving more than 15 inches of snow this season, including 3 inches in the last several days, Mountain High’s East Resort is open for skiing and snowboarding. (Mountain High photo)

Mountain High’s East Resort opened Wednesday, offering 1.6 miles of what many skiers and snowboarders consider to be the best Alpine terrain in Southern California. Goldrush trail is available with great coverage, and all beginner runs at both the top and bottom also are open.

“The East Resort is my favorite resort. You won’t believe how long the runs are,” says John McColly, Mountain High’s chief marketing officer.

East Resort boasts the longest trails served by a single high-speed quad. It is known for its deep powder, gladed tree skiing areas and views of the Mojave Desert. Rising as high as 8,200 feet, the East Resort offers Southern California skiers and snowboarders an Alpine experience without having to travel far from home.

With 1,600 vertical feet of uninterrupted corduroy, it’s one of the best carving mountains in the area, and it also serves up exciting steeps like the Olympic Bowl, Southern California’s longest, steepest bump run.

For new skiers and snowboarders, there are uncrowded beginner trails at the top and bottom, and lessons are available every weekend peak season.

Guests also can relax at the Grand View Bistro, Mountain High’s gourmet mountain-top restaurant, which will start regular service soon.

Mountain High’s East Resort is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and offers a full selection of rentals, repair and retail services, plus warm après ski cocktails at the Snowshoe Saloon. A single Mountain High lift ticket is good at both areas, and free shuttles are available to take guests back and forth.

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