Mountain High Resort kicks off its winter season by welcoming skiers, snowboarders on opening day

Friday, December 1, 2023
Mountain High Resort kicks off its winter season by welcoming skiers
Mountain High Resort welcomed skiers and snowboarders on its opening day for the winter season.

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- Wrightwood's Mountain High Resort is kicking off its winter season on Thursday by welcoming skiers and snowboarders with season passes on opening day.

The resort is scheduled to open to the general public on Friday.

A social media video posted by the ski destination showed workers engaged in last-minute preparations, including man-made snow and opening-day festivities. These include coffee and donuts at 7 a.m., and a DJ performing for visitors.

Snowcat vehicles were also seen in action at the resort early Thursday morning.

"Don't miss out on more than a dozen features for all abilities along with a ton of opening day festivities including free @blackstrap neck gaiters for the first 50 guests in line!" the Instagram post said.

The resort's management said they spent over $1 million making improvements to the property. This includes new furniture, remodeling, new rental equipment and more.

With temps dipping into the 20s overnight at times, conditions are perfect for snowmaking.

Mountain High's first day comes after the openings of Snow Summit and Big Bear Mountain Resort, the latter scheduled to be open Fridays through Sundays until further notice.

Snow Valley Mountain Resort is expected to open on Dec. 8.