The highest summit in the contiguous United States, Mt Whitney welcomes adventurers from far and wide. As long as you have a permit.
Place Category: Ski Areas
Mountain High is Southern California’s closest winter resort with no mountain driving. Located just an hour and a half from L.A. and Orange County, you won’t find an easier drive to the mountains anywhere. Mountain High is actually split into three different resorts: West Resort, East Resort and North Resort. West Resort, the more advanced mountain, features technical terrain and perfectly designed terrain park features for freestyle skiers and riders. East Resort is known for its mogul runs, glade skiing and great views of the Mojave Desert. North Resort is perfect for families and beginners with over 70 acres of introductory terrain and also features the North Pole Tubing Park, the largest tubing area in Southern California.
Mountain Facts Average Snowfall 108 in (274 cm) Top Elevation 8,200 ft (2,499 m) Base Elevation 6,600 ft (2,012 m) Vertical Rise 1,600 ft (488 m) Rideable Acres 290 Lifts 14 lifts – 2 High Speed Quads, 2 Quad chairs, 2 Triple chairs, 5 Double chairs, 3 Moving carpets Trails 59 Terrain Parks 1 Longest Run 2 miles (3.2 km) Snowmaking Coverage 275 of 290 acres Terrain 20% beginner