Mountain High

24510 State Highway 2, Wrightwood , CA (Driving Directions to Mountain High)
Last Updated: 10/22/2016 12:01 AM

Mountain High Lift Ticket and Ski Pass Deals

Mountain High Single Day Lift Tickets
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Mountain High Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 13 Beginner
  • 25 Intermediate
  • 20 Advanced
  • 2 Expert
Mountain High is Southern California's most popular winter resort. Just 75 minutes from Los Angeles and Orange Counties, the area welcomes its guests with three distinctly different mountains and a wide variety of lifts and trails. Each base area is complete with ticket windows, restaurants, rentals, sport shops, ski & snowboard lessons and more. Though you can't see it from ... the base area, the East Resort stretches 1.6 miles up into the mountains offering some of the best cruising trails and powder runs in the region. At the West Resort you'll find an equally impressive mountain loaded with both technical terrain and wide-open beginner areas. And last year the area was proud to announce the addition of Mountain High North. You will find it seated directly across from Mountain High's West Resort and open peak-season for lessons, tubing and more.

Please note that you must redeem these tickets at the VIP window at West Resort only.
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Mountain High Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Mountain High Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 16

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 62

Weekend Hours


Mountain High Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

6,600 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

1,600 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

8,200 ft

Mountain High Ski Pictures and Photos

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Mountain High Trail Map

Mountain High Reviews & Tips (50)

I am a Snowboard instructor and have been going to Mtnhigh for 12 years. Yes there are bad times for snow but when the good snow is there is is an awesome experience to go to. Lifts are in great order and staff is always happy to help. Yes i would go again being i work there. Check the terrain online before you go so you don't have to worry about your board and give bad reviews.
Mountain High review written Nov 24 2015 - 06:04 PM
Austin Advanced Snowboarder
Went Jan 5th 2014...hadn't had snow since before Xmas and it showed - plenty of icy and bare spots. I love skiing and I still had a decent time but I won't go back unless they get some snowfall. Also, the middle lift (can't remember the name) was closed which meant you needed to go all the way down to get back to the top of the hill (where the blue/black runs are). Saw one person taken on a stretcher via ambulance. Don't know what caused the accident but wouldn't be at all surprised if it was due to the poor conditions. On the plus side, it wasn't crowded at all. Lift lines were minimal. But, again, unless you like skiing through intermittent patches of ice/hard pack/bare earth...pass until they get more snow, especially at the rates they're charging.
Mountain High review written Jan 10 2014 - 08:39 AM
Felix Intermediate Skier
get there before 11am to enjoy nice rideable snow conditions. after 5pm look out for all that slush becoming ice. other than that great beginner mountain and for a quick snowboarding/ski fix when you live less than an hour away. bring food and drinks and leave them in a cooler in your car and make a little tailgating party for lunch. for dinner I recommend charlie browns off pearlblossom hwy.
Mountain High review written Mar 04 2013 - 09:10 AM
Erick Beginner Snowboarder
The mountain was beautiful. The downside with liftopia is that i couldn't exchange my all-day lift ticket for a half-day even after I injuried myself. I wish I would have paid the diffrence, because it was so litte, cause in the long run im out way more than that.
Mountain High review written Feb 25 2013 - 01:06 PM
Monica Intermediate Skier
Don't use yourself good ski or snow board. Mixed thin snow and unknown hard things will ruin your skis a lot.
Mountain High review written Feb 06 2013 - 11:49 AM
Loui Advanced Skier
My friends rented their equipment at Mountain High. The rental staff was very helpful but understaffed so it took a while. Also, they paid premium price for rusty rental ski's with mismatched and damaged poles. Recommend renting your equipment down the mountain for a better value and faster service. Skiing/boarding was fun though and will go back.
Mountain High review written Feb 04 2013 - 04:22 PM
Mike Intermediate Snowboarder
Went 1/25/13 - rained all day which made thing wet and slushy. No new snow in a while. Runs are hard packed with at least one large ice patch on every run. Still had fun though. Main complaint - only 3 ticket windows open in the morning and they were slow to boot. Took 15-20 minutes to get through even though the lines weren't that long.
Mountain High review written Jan 28 2013 - 08:28 AM
Mike Intermediate Skier
Mountain Why? Cause you don't have to do the long drive and the additional expense to Big Bear for basically the same experience. If you arrive at noon, you can night ski as well with an 8 hour ticket.
Mountain High review written Jan 26 2013 - 09:02 PM
Xman Intermediate Skier
no fresh snow this past weekdn (1/19/13) but the main runs they blow their own snow on had enough coverage. west mountain is fun with terrain features and all, but was significantly more crowded on runs and lines than east mountain. also east mountain runs tend to be a little less groomed, with some moguls and whatnot. try to get a group of six together and you can ski all 6 for 200$ a day.
Mountain High review written Jan 22 2013 - 06:59 PM
sebastian Advanced Skier
I went to the mountain this past Thursday, the weather was perfect: bright and clear skies. There were no lines whatsoever, mountain was a little on the hard side since there hasn't been any new snowfall. I suggest a Monday-Thursday trip if you want wide open runs without the risk of hurting yourself or another skier. Mountain High isn't fantastic, but it is worth the price and the close proximity.
Mountain High review written Jan 19 2013 - 03:20 PM
John Intermediate Snowboarder
We went 1-10-13. First time in 10 yrs. It snowed half the day. Fresh powder on all runs. No lines. We had a wonderful time. Not at all crowded. Employees were sooooo nice. we heard the food wasn't good so we brought our own. One tip....When you see the sign to put on chains...and some cars pulled over putting on chains....the next turn you are in the parking lot. if you drive real slow, don't tail gate, and are careful you can make it to the East parking lot. I drove a Ford Focus all the way to the West parking lot and parked in the second row with now problem. I drove slow and careful out of the parking lot and off the mountain without chains.
Mountain High review written Jan 13 2013 - 02:00 PM
Julie D. Advanced Skier
Music and Rythem allways makes great nice carved and even turn comming down the mountain. Rember the hill is only as steep as you make it!!
Mountain High review written Jan 07 2013 - 02:30 AM
MickeyMike Intermediate Skier
Mt.High is the best place to go for the best freestyle riding has runs for every level of snowboarder or skier! Has a wonderful staff of people that are at your every conor, also has a great rentals shop and repair shop! great food!
Mountain High review written Feb 29 2012 - 10:31 AM
Magic Advanced Skier
Mountain High review written Feb 17 2012 - 04:47 PM
Ida Advanced Skier
Mountain High should be named Mountain Why? There are no advanced runs.
Mountain High review written Dec 20 2011 - 06:47 PM
Ed Advanced Skier
I went up to Mtn high with two friends and we all used Liftopia for our tickets. We were able to use the VIP ticket window as well. Getting the tickets was simple and quick both on the website and at the resort. I will definitely be using liftopia for my next trip.
Mountain High review written Dec 12 2011 - 02:22 PM
jendave Advanced Skier
Went Saturday 11/26/2011. $44 deal. great deal for a saturday. snow was acceptable. some ice & then slush in the afternoon so always check weather/snow report the day or 2 before. But it was good to start off the season. try to get there before noon or else it gets really crowded.
Mountain High review written Nov 28 2011 - 11:08 PM
gustabulous Intermediate Snowboarder
Spring snow, small crowd, no bare spots, 1 hour 15 minute drive from San Fernando and $29 LIFT TICKET!!! What's not to like. Too bad East wasn't open Tuesday, 3/29. My pick for So Cal skiing. Thanks Liftopia!
Mountain High review written Mar 31 2011 - 09:30 PM
Fred Advanced Skier
Busy day on Monday (3/28). Looks like spring break is in full swing. Arrived at 10 am, ticket window lines were 3 or 4 deep, vip window was 10 deep. But an employee announced that any window was ok for lifttopia, so only had to wait 10 min. Snow coverage was excellent and the sun was out, making for a good day overall. As an aside, putting the ticket on the left side of body was key, so thanks to all for that tip.
Mountain High review written Mar 29 2011 - 01:10 PM
john Intermediate Snowboarder
Mountain High is great local skiing for SoCal. The lift tickets need to have printed on them: "Lift Ticket MUST be attached to the LEFT side of your clothing." Lift lines wait times can be shortened a lot if... 1. The sensitivity is increased on the card readers and everyone wears their lift tickets on their left side. 2. The resort installs signage and the lift operators enforce the rule: "PLEASE DO NOT STAND STILL OR SIT IN FRONT OF LIFT GATES" Groups of boarders (skiers don't generally sit) plopping down in front of the lift gates en masse is like idling on a freeway on-ramp in a car; a recipe for disaster at worst, and frustration at best. C'mon folks, keep the lanes clear.
Mountain High review written Mar 27 2011 - 04:21 PM
Mark Advanced Skier
it's good. I have been mt. high third times and the snow condition was the best one in Mt. high. However, the stuffs in food court always said the food gift card could not be used in food court.
Mountain High review written Mar 15 2011 - 01:00 PM
SC Beginner Snowboarder
Went on Friday after recent snow storm. Get there early and move around the mountain as these spring days heat up.
Mountain High review written Mar 14 2011 - 10:46 PM
Payton Advanced Skier
Weekdays much less crowded than weekends. Much better for beginners like me. Like the easy drive to get there. Smiling, friendly staff.
Mountain High review written Mar 11 2011 - 04:33 PM
Ray Beginner Snowboarder
Just enjoyed Mt High this past Friday. Good snow conditions. Always go on weekdays, lot less crowded. Hopefully this March & April will be similar to last year with really good snow conditions. We've told many people about your website this winter. We love your discounts!
Mountain High review written Mar 07 2011 - 11:00 AM
Monty Intermediate Snowboarder
I swore off southern Cali riding for over a year, but then decided to suck it up and shred the gnar south of Mammoth. I gotta admit, I had a blast. So much more low-key than Big Bear.
Mountain High review written Mar 06 2011 - 12:07 AM
Aaron Advanced Snowboarder
I will probably make it here next year as the local choice, skied both sides the other day, spring snow recovering from an ice storm the night before, so the snow had to crack a bit. Fun place over all, good variety, nice cruiser runs, nice shoots, nice bowls, if only all those snowboarders lapping the park knew how much cooler tricks look on skis. Now if Liftopia could only get these kinds of discounts for gas.
Mountain High review written Mar 05 2011 - 07:38 PM
chris Advanced Skier
We had a fantastic time on the east side. West side was far too crowded. West side lift lines were really long. So we went over the east side where there were no lines at all. Found the east side to have more skiers than snow boarders. I and my group are skiers and loved being able to use the shuttle to go back and forth. The purchase of my ticket was easy. Easy to follow web-site. I had no problems getting my lift ticket with the printed out email. Painless process. Will buy again using your site. Pleasure doing business with you. Will tell people about you.
Mountain High review written Mar 04 2011 - 12:45 AM
Customer Beginner Skier
2/1 Tuesday was great...not crowded as you expect...remember to put your ski pass on the left side of your body, as to scan when going through scanners...ours were on the right and it was a pain all day! We had a blast!!! great runs, nice people, lots of snow from weekend....loved it!!!!
Mountain High review written Mar 03 2011 - 02:36 PM
funmom Intermediate Skier
The ticket window should be telling everyone to be sure to put your lift ticket on the LEFT side of your jacket because all the lifts have scanners, and they're ALL on the left! So inconvenient every time I had to go through their turnstyles!!!!! Also, BOARDERS..... PLEASE slow down and leave a safe distance between you and the skier below!!!!!
Mountain High review written Mar 02 2011 - 05:52 PM
Liane Intermediate Skier
always check weather conditions before planning to is nice though in a sense that there are barely anyone snowboarding on a day like this. but we did have to wear everything to cover the face and stop at the coffe counter for refill.To drive we usually take 118, then 14 and then just Pear Ave all the way (not a place for sightseeing since in you are in Plamdale).Save a lot of time when compare to 210
Mountain High review written Feb 28 2011 - 10:35 AM
aleksa Beginner Snowboarder
go mid week if you have kids, kind of icy and crowded with 20 something snowboarders
Mountain High review written Feb 26 2011 - 02:36 PM
Nancy Intermediate Skier
Definitely geared towards park rats, and I am not a park rat, I'm a big mountain BC skier. In fact, I spent most of my time on the chairlift looking wistfully at Baden Powell. However, the terrain park is very good, the jumps are really well built and good fun even for someone as park averse as myself. Lots of beginner terrain, nice cordoroy, if you want to cruise groomers or you're just learning this is the place to go. If you want advanced white knuckle terrain, go to Baldy.
Mountain High review written Feb 26 2011 - 02:17 PM
Scott Advanced Skier
I've never experienced such a high concentration of snowboarders; it was at least 5-to-1. I greatly prefer the East mountain, but since it was closed, we had no choice but to ski the West mountain, which I hadn't been to in probably 15 years. I was with my two teenage daughters, who are beginner skiers, so I was nervous with all the rambunctious snowboarders around. But we found the trails less used by the boarders and we had a great time. The Liftopia discount was great, and the MH staff was very friendly.
Mountain High review written Feb 19 2011 - 04:39 PM
Eric Advanced Skier
Skiers - take a deep breath and understand that this is an 80% snowboarder place. If you are an advanced skier looking for a quick trip without the Big Bear traffic hassle then this place is a solid alternative. Just look uphill as you go because some kid with a new board and no clue is coming down out of control. But once you accept that it all becomes part of the fun. Some things to be aware of - there are no bumps. Anywhere. The boarders flatten anything skiers carve. So the diamond slopes are mogul free. Even the ones that aren't "machine groomed" are flat. The west-most runs at the west resort are ice slabs, so whatever snow is on top comes off quickly (also adds to the fun). Just don't think you are looking at powder on corduroy. Vertigo is fun but a bit boring without bumps. If you spend a few hours on it you can make some bumps there - boarders avoid it. The western most lifts don't serve much in the way of boarder goodies so there aren't too many boarders around. On weekdays you have those lifts to yourself.
Mountain High review written Feb 18 2011 - 07:09 PM
Stop ur whining and ski Advanced Skier
2/10/11: Beginners slope (snowflake lift) closed early at 5pm without warning. Snowmakers were turned on soon after causing very icy conditions resulting in poor ski control. This day was not very beginner friendly.
Mountain High review written Feb 13 2011 - 11:59 AM
AL Beginner Skier
I love mountain high! I always go here. The people are friendly and the snow trails are great for any type of rider. I also love the price that liftopia offers, great job guys!! Parking gets wild at night, i reccomend going early in the mourning when they open, sometime during the middle of the week. Food is a bit pricy, i think bringing your own food is a must. But Overall great place to ride!
Mountain High review written Feb 12 2011 - 01:26 AM
Chris Intermediate Snowboarder
Snow blowers were loud and annoying. What was worse was skiing thru them - didn't realize why people were all covered up with masks until the first run down and my face was frozen numb. However, the price was great, good warm up slopes for the out of shape skier like me.
Mountain High review written Feb 07 2011 - 10:03 PM
Len Advanced Skier
Snow machines very annoying. Snow was slow wet and sticky in alot of spots.
Mountain High review written Feb 06 2011 - 01:54 AM
Rich Advanced Skier
Too many inexperienced snow boarders, Should never stop or rest on down blind slope and right in the middle of that too (dummmm). I try avoid collision, pop my knee, I could have ran right into her, if I wanted....
Mountain High review written Feb 04 2011 - 06:35 PM
Skier Advanced Skier
Stay away on 2/1 Tuesdays: very busy. Lift attendants make no attempt to "quad up" skiers/boarders. The lift lines are chaotic.
Mountain High review written Feb 03 2011 - 08:07 PM
z-skier (advanced skier) Advanced Skier
It was an overall good experience. Traffic from OC was ok (we left @6.30am). We got our tickets pretty quick and there was plenty of parking. The lines started getting pack around 1 and by 2, we left b/c it wasnt worth the wait. Ticket for $29, was a good deal.
Mountain High review written Jan 30 2011 - 02:23 AM
Bobby Intermediate Snowboarder
Discount ticket was freat the mountain was in good shape, MH just needs to do better line managementthey were to busy looker for line jumpers and not getting people thru the line quickly and with out people cutting in front of them. overall had a good day.
Mountain High review written Jan 26 2011 - 02:53 PM
Pete L Advanced Skier
The kids had a blast and we felt that we got a great deal! Thanks Liftopia. We will now log on to you before anyone else!
Mountain High review written Jan 26 2011 - 10:04 AM
Lori Intermediate Skier
Thanks for rate reduction, ease of ordering,and having been a customer service (mystery shopper) the personal were very friendly. Lift persons said hi, have a great day, any questions,enjoy your new time skiing after so many years.
Mountain High review written Jan 24 2011 - 04:47 PM
Karl (advaned skier - about 20yrs ago) Advanced Skier
If you're there for day riding get to the bar before 3pm because it closes. I know they do this so people don't get tanked before they drive, but what about the people that ride along? Or bring your own to save money. $9.25 a 24oz. or $7.50 a shot.
Mountain High review written Jan 20 2011 - 09:11 PM
Ryan Advanced Snowboarder
Purchase online with Liftopia and save $ and time most important.....I was all over that mountains powder!!
Mountain High review written Jan 20 2011 - 03:05 PM
Stephen Bell Advanced Snowboarder
Dont go on a weekend. get your tix from liftopia. try to avoid the snowboarding ding-dongs.
Mountain High review written Jan 15 2011 - 04:07 PM
Dick Advanced Skier
Liftopia passes are only available at Mtn. High West, so get there early if you want parking. We had to park at East, which was fine. It would have been better if their top chair lift wouldn't have thrown a bearing. We only had access to the lower half of the East side. Anyone ever been to the Norh side?
Mountain High review written Jan 14 2011 - 10:43 AM
FirstHigh Advanced Snowboarder
There are signs allong the roadside. Maybe you didn't see them? I have gone there for years, and have never had a problem. They have decent parking in thier lots, but if you have to park on the road you need an adventure pass. You can get them at Big 5, or through the forest service. You need an adventure pass to park allong ANY national Parks Road sides. Better preperation on your part would have helped. This isnt the City where there are meters, and you can generaly park where you want to for as long as you want to. It sucks to get towed any time, but don't let a bad situation prevent you from going to a great place. if it keeps you, and your 11 away so be it then...11 less people to have to deal with on the hill. Words of advice. . .ALWAYS get information to anywhere you go BEFORE you go so you can get the most out of your time without the BS.
Mountain High review written Feb 03 2010 - 11:49 AM
Mike Advanced Skier
Mt. High does not control the roads and has nothing to do with your car getting towed. Having an Adventure pass allows you to park on the highway without getting a ticket. Regardless if you have a ticket or not, if you park where it says "No Parking Allowed" you will get towed. I have been going there for many years and the signs are clearly posted all up and down the highway.
Mountain High review written Nov 04 2009 - 01:29 PM
Danny Advanced Snowboarder

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