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Mountain High Resort


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Mountain High Resort


Powder Alliance
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

167

Rank in
Region

3

Rank in
State

20

Best time for snow at
Mountain High Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Mountain High Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Sunday
Day
1-2"
Night
2-4"
True Snow: 122" per year
Snow Quality Rank

172

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

197

Mountain High Resort is ranked No. 197 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

5.7%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

3.7%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

67.5%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

197

Mountain High Resort is ranked No. 197 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

172

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Mountain High Resort

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
36
score
82.6
Expert
rank
161
score
28.6
Overall
rank
167
score
44.8

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1600 ft

8200 ft
Base Elevation: 6600 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Mountain High Resort

Mountain High averages about 10 feet of snow per season but with extreme volatility. 4% of winter months see 90 inches or more but nearly half of months get less than a foot of snow. The Southern California mountains get occasional rain, but only about 1/4 as often as ski areas in eastern North America. Mountain High has 100% snowmaking coverage but a limited water supply and thus tends to operate about half of its West mountain but none of its East during extended dry spells. Powder skiing is infrequent and the best terrain for it is the uncontrolled sidecountry between the East and West mountains.

Accumulation and Preservation

Mountain High usually gets about half of West open by Christmas, but has difficulty opening further terrain without some natural snow assistance. Terrain is mostly north facing but West is more sheltered from sun than East. Spring conditions are routine by February in Southern California's warm weather. West is usually at least half open for 3+ months but East is open for 2 months or more only in the top 1/4 of seasons.