Southern Californians have been enduring a substantial amount of rain the past couple days, and when it pours in the city it dumps in the surrounding mountains. The storms were substantial enough to produce 6 inches of fresh powder at Mountain High yesterday and allowed them to open at noon today (Saturday the 5th). This marks the 15th year in a row that the mountain is first to open in Southern California, and second in the state to Boreal up north, which had a limited opening last weekend.
Karl Kapuscinski, President and CEO remarked, “We are very excited to lead Southern California into the 2011/12 season. This is one of our earliest openings ever and with more cold weather in the forecast we are looking forward to a fantastic start.”
The mountain is set to operate between the hours of 8:30am – 4:00pm with night skiing beginning after Thanksgiving weekend.
You definitely do not want to miss this opportunity to get in some early season riding. With early-season rates of $45 for adult (usually $69) and $25 for children (ages 7-12) you can’t afford to not go! Make moves quickly because with Mountain High’s strong commitment to providing quality terrain they are limiting their daily ticket sales to ensure everyone gets the proper SoCal shredding experience
Even with the impromptu opening, there are three lifts available to get you up the trail, and includes a variety of options for both beginner and veteran skiers and snowboarders. If you are feeling saucy on your first day back on the slopes you can feel free to try your hand on several available terrain features to satisfy you freestyle urges. No worries if you end up taking a tumble, the fantastic team of snowmaking professionals have established a plush 8-15 inch base of fresh man-made powder, and have cultivated 100% of the resorts terrain into top of the line corduroy.
Up to three lifts are currently available accessing a super selection of beginner and intermediate terrain. The rest of the resorts bells and whistles will be in full operation as well, with amenities including rentals, retail shops, and repair services. The Winter Sports School will only begin offering lessons when the resort has the necessary teaching terrain — which will most likely be sooner than later!
If you still haven’t picked up your Mountain High season pass there is still time! Adult, anytime season passes are still on sale for just $349 (reg $699). This is a bargain that pays for itself in only five visits — after that its almost as if you are getting paid to ski! Season pass holders also gain access to benefits including 10% off all non-sale retail items, $10 off adult ski & snowboard lessons and the ability to track your days ridden, runs per day, and vertical feet. Children’s passes are available as well — so feel free to bring along the kiddies. FYI, there are only 1,000 passes left at the $349 price though so for more information, guests should visit
Make that 999 passes left.
See you there!