Most of us in Southern California are so snow-deprived, we rush out the minute we learn of fresh powder. I was wondering how many people called in sick this week and were skiing/snowboarding instead? Lucky for us, Mountain High Ski Resort is about a 90-minute drive away from Orange County and Los Angeles making it great for day trips! We always try to get there annually and my kids have a blast learning how to snowboard. January is “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” and Mountain High will be offering special lesson packages for visitors eager to learn how to ski and snowboard. “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” is a designated time each year when venues across the U.S. offer special programs for those who want to learn how to ski or snowboard. The initiative is supported by the ski and snowboard industry including national, regional and state associations, resorts, industry trade media, retailers and more.
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“The new year is the perfect time to learn for anyone who has wanted to put on a pair of skis or hop onto a snowboard,” said John McColly, Mountain High chief marketing officer. “Skiing and snowboarding are both fun, healthy ways to enjoy the great outdoors and take in the beautiful Southern California weather.”
Tips for Beginners
During the first lesson, participants will learn how to properly use their equipment, balance and execute basic maneuvers such as sliding and stopping. It is important to remember that learning to ski or snowboard is not a one-time event, but rather a lifestyle. Mountain High’s certified instructors teach proven techniques with the latest equipment and the resort’s lesson programs have some of the highest success rates in the country with lessons available for all skill levels. Be sure to keep practicing because studies show that most people require three lessons to really get the hang of skiing and snowboarding.
“Classes here at Mountain High are definitely the best way to learn how to shred the mountain,” said McColly. “We want to help make sure that we continue to grow participation locally and beyond in our favorite sport – skiing and snowboarding.”
Beginning January 8, guests can purchase a midweek half-day first timer package complete with lesson, rentals and a lower-mountain lift ticket for just $105 and receive a second first timer package free for a friend to be used on the same day. This two-for-one special is for adults ages 13+ and available only online!
1, 2, 3 Free
To help support continued learning, Mountain High guests can buy a “1, 2, 3, Free” package anytime during the current season. This three-visit beginner package includes three one-hour and 45-minute lessons, rental equipment and lower mountain lift tickets for $179. Once guests complete all three lessons, they receive a free eight-hour lift ticket (valued at $79) to enjoy. The package can be used any non-holidays (holidays include the following 2018 dates: January 1-7, January 13-15 and February 17-19).
Mountain High Ski Resort
24510 State Highway 2
Current operating hours are 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week!
Mountain High’s flexible ticketing lets you purchase tickets by the hour or by the run for the greatest level of convenience. Tickets are good seven days a week at all three (3) mountain when open, excluding the North Pole Tubing Park. Prices are subject to change without notice. The Flex Ticket is available in any 4 or 8-Hour block of time and, unlike tickets from other resorts, the time of the Flex Ticket doesn’t begin until you take your first lift so you’re always guaranteed the full value.
|Night (5pm to 10pm)||$45|
|Child (12 & Under)*||$40|
|70 +, or 6 & Under w/ paying adult||FREE|
*Child‘s tickets are 8 Hour tickets.
ABOUT MOUNTAIN HIGH
Mountain High is Southern California’s closest winter resort, located just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Orange County. Mountain High Resort consists of three separate mountains: West Resort, East Resort and North Resort. Mountain High offers a wide variety of lifts and trails, a world-class terrain park, an outstanding winter sports school and the region’s largest tubing area. Night skiing and snowboarding are available seven nights-a-week during peak season and snowmaking covers more than 80 percent of the slopes. Mountain High opened earlier in December for the 2017-18 winter season. Roughly 1,000 guests arrived for the first winter session of the season. This marks the 18th time in the past 20 years that Mountain High has been the first resort to open in Southern California. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and Mountain High will be offering special lesson packages for visitors eager to learn how to ski and snowboard. For more information including ticket prices and hours of operation, visit their website at www.mthigh.com or follow them on social media @mthigh on Twitter, @mthighsnow on Instagram and www.facebook.com/mthigh.
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