Mountain High Ski Vacation Guide

Ski & Ride Guide

Mountain High Resort presents skiers and riders with a base elevation of about 6600 feet rising up to 8200 feet at the peak, with a 1600-foot vertical drop at the East Resort.  Trails are dispersed among ability levels:  about 20% of the terrain are beginner trails, 42% intermediate, 34% advanced, and 3% of technical terrain for experts skiers and riders. 

About 14 lifts serve a total of 59 trails and one terrain park spread on more than 290 acres of skiable terrain.  The average snowfall depth of 142” annually is perfectly supplemented by snow-making ability which covers nearly 80% of the resort which helps to deliver more consistent snow conditions from November through April.

Closeness to the city, stellar instructors and top-shelf amenities all work together to present an easy entry for first-time skiers and riders. The ski schools at Mountain High are held at both East and West areas and provide a variety of options for guests to learn to ski and ride. The Winter Sports School teaches the latest techniques to help shorten the learning time to get down slope. Over at West Resort, The Children’s Sports Center teaches progressive skills in both indoor and outdoor environments, and the Burton Youth Learn-to-Ride program offers the latest techniques and equipment for the youngest riders. Wiser skiers and riders aged 50+, will enjoy the Senior Stars specifically designed for them. 

Mountain High Snowboard Vacation Guide

Parks & Pipes

Mountain High offers varying features, both big and small, and two learn-to-ride zones for beginners with lower-level elements like fun banks and rollers. A bit edgy and innovative, freestyle riders flock to the park because there’s always something exciting and new to conquer. 

Mountain High West unique an all-mountain terrain park presents skiers with features built on open trails, making it a popular destination for freestyle riders since the 90s. The freestyle terrain blends naturally with the mountain’s contour to produce exhilarating top-to-bottom runs that may contain half pipes, quarters, ramps, jumps, hits, banks, fun boxes, rails, jibs, bumps and more. The feature designs are  innovative and cutting edge, and a wide range can be found  – everything from beginner boxes and behemoth kickers. The Olympic Bowl is home to SoCal’s longest mogul, found at the West.  The Family Fun Zone on Creekside is perfect for those just getting started.

All-mountain features can also be found at the East Resort, the newest of the three, which provides more than one and a half miles of continuously flowing lanes. These are the longest runs on the West Coast served by an express lift that places riders at the 8200 foot summit in less than six minutes. Of the three, East has the longest runs, widest trails, and super smooth gradual pitches. With a 1600-foot vertical rise, the views may also be the most incredible.