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Mountain High Resort visitors enjoy fresh powder

Mountain High visitors enjoy fresh powder between storms
Mt High visitors enjoy fresh snow day and night
Mt. High skiers and snowboarders enjoy fresh powder
Mountain High attracts local skiers and snowboarders in search of fresh snow
Tracy Lehr at Mt High
Mike de Martino contributed
Yeti Mammoth
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Mountain High powder
Tracy Lehr / KEYT

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif.-The latest storm dropped 4-6 inches of new snow on Mountain High Resort and more is on the way.

“It is fantastic, if you are a skier or snowboarder, days like this are what it is all about," said John McColly of the California Mountain Resort Company and Powder Alliance.

Snowboarders and skiers know to arrive early to enjoy first tracks.

The resort is close enough to mix a little business by working on your computer in the lodge with pleasure or just spend the entire day on the slopes

Snowboarder Emma Paskey called it a "Bluebird day."

“It is the best, it is sunny, powdery, having a great time”

Richard Brevoort said he likes its proximity.

“it is close, easy to get to."

After the sun sets lights go on along a number of runs for night skiing and snowboarding. 

There are also fire pits and the Goggles bar outdoors at the bottom of West Resort. 

With proof of a birthday visitors can ski or snowboard for free.

Mt. High turns 100 on Labor Day. 

"Mountain high was formed in 1924, that is when the area that Mountain High sits on was established as a national recreation area.," said McColly, "We are going to do a big celebration next season." 

Yeti,the mascot, is likely to be part of the celebration.

In the meantime, there are runs for all abilities and lessons, too, plus terrain parks for those trying to catch some air.

The resort is a two and half hour drive from Santa Barbara.

Snow chains may be required.

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