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Mountain High opens top-to-bottom terrain; local resort snow-making is extensive

December 10, 2008 |  8:20 am

Extensive snow-making whitens the slopes at Mountain High's West Resort, which today will open top-to-bottom terrain.

Consider this the official start of the local snowboarding and skiing season. Mother Nature is finally cooperating with cold, dry nights to enable extensive snow-making, and real snow could arrive this weekend.

Mountain High in Wrightwood today will open top-to-bottom terrain at  West Resort. Upper Chisolm, Lower Chisolm, Cruiser and Sunnyside trails are open with a base of 6 to 12 inches of man-made snow. Blue Ridge Express and Coyote lifts will run from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Night skiing and riding begins at 5 p.m. and requires a separate ticket.

The Faultline Terrain Park will feature a sizable lineup of boxes and rails. Private lessons begin Friday. Early season full-day adult lift tickets cost $40 ($35 for half-day). 

Bear Mountain (open with one run, soon to change) and Snow Summit (still closed) in Big Bear Lake have also been making snow. Bear will open more terrain before the weekend, and Summit may open before the weekend.

--Pete Thomas

Photo: Extensive snow-making whitens the slopes at Mountain High's West Resort, which today will open top-to-bottom terrain. Credit: Mountain High

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