mt-highFirst to open 13 years in a row

Wrightwood, CA – October 28, 2009: Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood will open tomorrow, October 29th, making this the 13th year in a row they have been the first resort to open in Southern California with top to bottom riding. This also marks the resort's earliest opening ever on machine made snow.

Says Karl Kapuscinski, "This has the feel of a great season. With our early opening, El Nino looming, and the economy recovering, we feel very positive about the upcoming winter."

IMPORTANT!!! Thursday will be open to season pass holders only. For avid skiers and snowboarders looking for a recession-proof deal, Mountain High's $299 Anytime Season Pass is a great way to save money. Regularly $599, this pass is good any day or night during the season, including holidays, and pays for itself in just five visits. Guests can get more information along with snow reports, live cams and text alerts at

Mt HighBeginning Friday, early season prices will be $25 for children ages 7 to 12, $30 for Night tickets from 5pm to 10pm, $35 for a 4-Hour ticket, and $40 for an 8-Hour ticket. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Operating hours will be 9am to 5pm on Thursday, 8:30am to 10pm on Friday, 8am to 10pm on Saturday, and 8am to 4pm on Sunday.

Up to two lifts will be available accessing four trails which consist of predominately beginner to intermediate terrain. Six to ten terrain features will also be on the mountain including several of Mountain High's brand new jibs.

A full line of rental and retail products will be available along with repair services and food & beverage. The Winter Sports School is not yet offering lessons but will begin as soon as the necessary beginner terrain comes on line.

Cold temperatures and aggressive snowmaking are what lead to this early opening and Mountain High will continue to make snow whenever possible, even during the day, so guests are advised to dress warmly.

Mountain High is Southern California's closest winter resort located just an hour and a half from Los Angeles and Orange County. The area consists of three separate mountains (Mountain High East, West, and North), and offers a wide variety of lifts and trails, the world class Faultline Terrain Park, an outstanding Winter Sports School, and the region's largest tubing area. Snowmaking covers more than 80% of the slopes delivering consistent snow conditions from November through April. Mountain High is traditionally the first resort in Southern California to open each season and the only local area with night skiing seven nights-a-week. Get more at