Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Mountain High

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by: Matthew - 10th March 2017

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  • 5Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • Expert
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value
Value, Staff, Attitude, Commitment, Layout
Dorky Video in Lodge, Weekend Crowds, Lift problems at East

Full review

I've been coming to this place since the mid '90s, and sure-- if you don't plan your trip carefully, if you're a herd animal who insists on skiing weekends and holidays, and if you have NO appreciation for how hard it is to keep a resort alive in So Cal-- of how crushing the economics are b/c of drought and AGW, okay-- go ahead and hate on this place. I was there yesterday afternoon and evening, and the management had PUMPED snow all over the mountain and almost ALL of it was open-- even crazy little single-black diamonds mid-mountain I hadn't skied in 15 years. That costs them real money, and they did that even though NO ONE was there. There were NO lines and that means if you're an advanced skier, you can ski about seven or eight runs per hour-- and for the first two hours, I rarely skied the same run twice. The layout and engineering of the runs is really well thought out... maybe TOO well designed for some. I admit, you won't find complex or double fall lines here, and the glade skiing is limited, but hey, it's a local family resort, it's not Snowbird. From the top of high-speed quad, you can get to the bottom of Conquest, from the top of Conquest, you can get to the bottom of the high-speed quads. (This review is for MH West, MH East is actually my favorite, ideal for skiers, but rarely open. Full disclosure: It sucked that the lift at East broke down in January but again: Major drought, revenue is hurting, if it were my mountain, I wouldn't fix it until it broke, either.) The four-day deals are good, the risks minimal if you plan carefully-- even skiing three days of a four day pass is $56 a day. Finally, the vibe is just really cool mid-week. I'm a 59-year old who skis on 1988 straight skis, and there is just so little tension and attitude between skiers and snowboarders beyond rare and inevitable confusion where trails merge. I felt NOTHING but respect and encouragement from people of all ages, races, etc. and mad props to the staff-- big shout to Nathan and his friends, you guys take great care of the mountain and totally cracked me up.

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  • CAE (29th January 2018)

    Surprisingly decent; there's more to like than just LA proximity. With snow, there's clearly some nice runs here. In my book, making...

  • anonymous (16th January 2018)

    staff is always friendly and helpful. temps are getting better for snow but have been great for not having much but man...

  • Matthew (10th March 2017)

    I've been coming to this place since the mid '90s, and sure-- if you don't plan your trip carefully, if you're a...

  • Anon Ymous (7th February 2017)

    I am not joking about this, but the park there is the worst, everything is overpriced, like just go to Bear, they...

  • Bob (18th March 2016)

    I recommend to everyone who is thinking of going here to not go. Pick Bear Mountain or any other resort. These people...

  • 2106462 (3rd January 2016)

    Conditions weren't that great. Snow was granular and by the end of the day dirt was coming out certain areas. All runs...

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Mountain High - lots of powder everywhere today, but certain sections are icy.  visibility is extremely poor due to snowmaking this morning. expect conditions to get better as the temperature warms up.  - © Nathan
Mountain High - What a beautiful day!! it's cold up top but warm at the lifts. Conquest run was blocked off 3/4 for a race, leaving 1/4 to ski. Don't bother with the black diamond runs from the conquest lift. It's a bit messy at the base for the East reso  - © amoraang
Mountain High - Mammoth great snow end of April   - © Apple’s iPhone
Mountain High - Mammoth 3/2/16  - © Hippo6

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