Mountain High East Is Great

by: cpt0bvi0u5 - Jan 27, 2009

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 4

    Pros: East side was great, not terribly crowded and good runs.

    Cons: West was packed, had icy terrain and I heard the worst remix of oasis ever

    Recommended For: Singles, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2009

Full review

Mountain High is a pretty good resort. They have fast lifts from base to summit and it a blast to board the east side. They have challenging intermediate runs and some good black runs. The lift lines were short and the quad to the summit was nice and fast. Great view from the top of east as well. The west side though i was significantly less impressed with. There were loads of people, long lines at the lifts, snow-making going on at 1 pm in the afternoon and icy terrain (which hurts a lot). I made one run down the mountain (having my board skid out from under me and hit my head on ice) and promptly went back to the east side where I finished my day. There is a "local scene" there where some of the locals think they are better and get priority. But overall it was a decent mountain that is close by and has some very good runs.