Mountain High Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of California in USA. The resort is in the town of Wrightwood, CA.
We recently ranked all of California's ski resorts, so you can see where Mountain High stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mountain High is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
Mountain High is a part of the Powder Alliance pass network. This pass allows you to buy a season ticket at your home slope, then be able to use it to ski up to three free days at the rest of the participating resorts.
There are numerous options to stay at Mountain High around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mountain High Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Mountain High has a total of 59 ski trails, which are serviced by 14 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mountain High is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 290 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 117 hectares, 0.5 square miles, or 1.2 square kilometers.
Mountain High's slopes see on average 112 inches (2.8 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 9 feet every year!
Mountain High Ski Resort Elevation
Mountain High Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 8,200 feet, or 2,499 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,600 feet (488 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 8,200 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Mountain High Ski Resort Difficulty Level
53.3out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Mountain High has 290 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mountain High is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Mountain High Ski Resort good for beginners?
Mountain High can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mountain High Ski Resort Location
Mountain High Ski Resort is located in the state of California, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Wrightwood, CA.
Wrightwood, CA 92397 USA
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Getting to Mountain High Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mountain High Ski Resort), its coordinates of 41.96000, -122.44000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Wrightwood, CA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mountain High.
|Rogue Valley International Medford Airport||MFR||Medford, OR||36 mi|
|Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport||LMT||Klamath Falls, OR||39 mi|
|Jack Mc Namara Field Airport||CEC||Crescent City, CA||93 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mountain High Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mountain High Ski Resort.
|Mount Ashland||Ashland, OR||7,533 ft||55%||17 mi|
|Mount Shasta Ski Park||Mount Shasta, CA||6,890 ft||46%||46 mi|
|China Peak||Big Bar, CA||8,709 ft||66%||87 mi|
Mountain High Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||8,200 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,600 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,600 ft|
(20% Beginner, 42% Intermediate, 38% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||112 inches|