Mountain High Ski Resort

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 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.

Mountain High Lodging:

Mountain High Ski 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 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
290(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

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 Summit
Summit Elevation
8,200'(2,499 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,600'(488 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,600'(2,012 m)

Mountain High Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
51.6out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Mountain High can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area 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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
20%(58 acres)

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.

Blue Square
42%(122 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
38%(110 acres)

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 nearby the town of Wrightwood, CA.

Wrightwood, CA 92397 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
41.96000, -122.44000

Getting to Mountain High Ski 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 AirportMFRMedford, OR36 mi
Crater Lake-Klamath Regional AirportLMTKlamath Falls, OR39 mi
Jack Mc Namara Field AirportCECCrescent City, CA93 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mount AshlandAshland, OR7,500 ft53%17 mi
Mount Shasta Ski ParkMount Shasta, CA6,890 ft44%46 mi
China PeakBig Bar, CA8,709 ft64%87 mi

Mountain High Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation8,200 ft
Base Elevation6,600 ft
Vertical Drop1,600 ft
(20% Beginner,  42% Intermediate,  38% Expert)
Skiable Acres290
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mountain High Ski Resort Mountain Stats