Mountain High Resort, Wrightwood, CA

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Mountain High Resort in Southern California and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Mountain High Resort is nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains of California. Geographically, it is located west of Wrightwood in Southern California. In 1941, Frank Springer and Tom Troil began operating Blue Ridge […]

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Mountain High Resort in Southern California and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Mountain High Resort is nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains of California. Geographically, it is located west of Wrightwood in Southern California. In 1941, Frank Springer and Tom Troil began operating Blue Ridge Ski Area, which is currently known as Mountain High West. This ski area; along with two other closely located, yet distinct ski and snowboard areas, joined together in 1981 to become Mountain High Resort. The areas, which are known as Mountain High West, East and North, are not connected by any trail system, however they can be easily reached by the free resort shuttle. Also, no matter where you start, your single Mountain High ticket is good for all three areas. Mountain High Resort is only 75mi/120km from Los Angeles and Orange County, which gives it the honour of being Southern California’s closest winter resort.

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On the Slopes

  • Mountain High West Resort is the largest in the Mountain High Resort family. West Resort has terrain that is suited to all levels of ski or snowboard ability and offers some beautiful views from the summit. It also hosts the most trails and chairlifts. Night skiing is also available during peak season. Check the resort website for the latest operating hours.
  • Mountain High North Resort is truly a resort that has families in mind. North offers the best selection of gentle terrain so that all members of the family can get out and experience the thrill riding the slopes, regardless of their ability level. Note: Mountain High North only operates Friday, Saturday and Sunday during peak season.
  • Mountain High East is where you will discover a collection of intermediate and advanced terrain featuring excellent fall line skiing and snowboarding. Worth Mentioning is the awesome views of the Mojave Desert from the summit.
  • Looking for terrain park action, make you way to the West Resort and challenge yourself at the Faultline Terrain Park which offers many fun terrain features, everything from small, beginner-type jumps on Creekside to competitive-sized features on Conquest.
  • Mountain High prides itself on the many programs available from the ski and snowboard school. Here you’ll find everything from programs for first-timers to specialty programs for those wanting to increase specific skills.
  • Mountain High North is home to the 12-lane North Pole Tubing Park, which features two moving carpets. The price includes the tube and is sold in two hours blocks of time. Visit the resort website for the latest operating hours.

Off the Slopes

  • Mountain High West is home to the resort's Children's Learning Center, the Bullwheel Bar and Grill and the Monster Music Stage where fashion shows, movie premieres and live performances are held on a regular basis.
  • The resort does not have any mountainside lodging; however; you can find a varied selection of lodging, including a motel, cabins and camps in the nearby town of Wrightwood.
  • A free shuttle service operates during the winter season with service only to the Mountain High West and East Resorts. The shuttle service is available from the base of Mountain High West and East. Shuttle service is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm, daily during the winter season.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1600 ft / 488 m

Base Elevation:
6600 ft / 2012 m

Summit Elevation:
8200 ft / 2500 m

Skiable Area:
290 acres

Average Snowfall:
132 in / 335 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 59

Beginner: 15 (25%)

Intermediate: 24 (40%)

Advanced: 18 (32%)

Expert: 2 (3%)

Terrain Parks: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Ontario CA , 43mi / 69km

Nearest Major City:
Ontario CA, 45mi / 72km

Nearest Town/City:
Wrightwood CA, 4mi / 7km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: N/A

Direct Phone: 1-888-754-7878

Snow Phone: 1-888-754-7878

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 6 to Mar 25

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
8:30am to 5:00pm : See website for any updates & Night session times

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 14

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 2

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 2

Triples: 2

Doubles: 5

Surface Lifts: 3

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

LA/Ontario Intl Airport  (ONT)
Distance: 43 mi / 69 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Palm Springs Intl Airport  (PSP)
Distance: 90 mi / 145 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site