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Mountain High

Mountain High Ski Resort Guide

Mountain High, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift2,500m
Resort Height2,500m
 Nearest AirportsOntario and John Wayne
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Mountain High

Mountain High is southern California's most popular winter resort with 3 separate mountains, 61 trails, and 16 lifts.


The American ski resort of Mountain High is at an altitude of 2,500m.

Mountain High has direct access to 46 marked pistes, served by a total of 13 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,500m, snow cover is generally reliable.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Mountain High?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Mountain High.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Mountain High

Ski Area Stats

Mountain High Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Mountain High Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,500m
Resort Altitude (Mountain High)2,500m
Lowest Piste2,010m
Max Vertical490m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Mountain High
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Mountain High Overview

Mountain High is Southern California’s most popular winter resort and home to not one, but three distinguished mountains. Even though they are only a mile apart, they offer stunning differences in both terrain and provide amenities for every member of the family.

The West Resort is filled with a seemingly endless assortment of technical trails and skillfully-designed terrain features for freestyle riders of all ages and abilities. It is the most youthful of the three areas and the site of many on-hill contests, promotions and live performances. It is also Southern California's only local resort open seven nights a week. The East Resort boasts the longest trails in the region serviced by a single high-speed quad. It is also known for its thrilling moguls, gladed tree skiing areas and breathtaking views of the Mojave Desert. Rising as high as 8,200 feet, the East Resort offers traditional skiers and snowboarders a true alpine experience without having to journey far from home.

Mountain High's new North Resort offers 70 acres of beginner terrain perfect for families and introductory skiers. It is also home to the North Pole Tubing Park, the largest tubing area in Southern California. Formerly Ski Sunrise, Mountain High North is located directly across from the West Resort and operates Friday through Sunday peak season.

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'The Olympic Bowl'.


Mountain High is three resorts in one. The East Resort offers 1,600 vertical feet of uninterrupted corduroy plus exciting steeps like the Olympic Bowl, Southern California's steepest, longest bump run. Its highest point provides the perfect setting for the Grand View Bistro, the mountain's gourmet restaurant which sits amid 40 acres of fantastic beginner terrain.

Reaching the top of the West Resort now takes less than four minutes on the Blue Ridge Express which provides access to terrain for all abilities and is the site of the adult and children beginner programs. It has several gladed tree areas, ideal slopes for freestyle skiing and riding, and a variety of black diamond trails to suite the more aggressive visitors. The West Resort is also the only area in Southern California to offer night skiing and snowboarding 7-nights a week. Over 85% of the West Resort is lit including the terrain park and a competition halfpipe. Plus each night there are numerous activities such as movies, concerts, vendors and live radio remotes.

The North Resort is perfect for kids and families with 70 acres of gently rolling beginner to intermediate terrain and historic, log cabins that are great for exploring. Plus, for those who aren’t quite ready for the slopes, it is home to the North Pole Tubing Park, the largest tubing area in Southern California. All three areas are can be accessed with a single lift ticket and there are free shuttles waiting to take you back and forth.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Mountain High is home to the Faultline Terrain Park where world-class features are located throughout the west resort.

Location and Map

Where is Mountain High?

This ski resort is in Wrightwood, California, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Mountain High is Ontario, 54 minutes drive away.

John Wayne, Burbank and Los Angeles airports are all within three hours drive.

Ontario is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 13 ski lifts are able to uplift 20,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Mountain High open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Mountain High, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Mountain High Tourist Office for the latest.

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Aprés Ski

Mountain High is the only local mountain to offer night skiing every night of the week. Eighty five per cent of the West Resort is lit including the terrain park and their competition halfpipe. When finished ski or snowboard up to the Bullwheel Bar & Grill where you can take a seat by the fire place and warm up to mouth watering entrees.

Wrightwood 5km/3 miles also has a wonderful choice of restaurants and bars.

Mountain High