Mountain High Ski Resort, CA Closes Due to Lack of Snow & 70-Degree Temps…

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image: mountain high, today
image: mountain high, today

Mountain High ski resort, 80-miles northeast of Los Angeles, closed its doors on February 28th and they’re hoping to open again at some point in March if they get snow.  If they don’t get snow, the season could be over at Mountain High…

It’s currently 71ºF at Mountain High as of 10am…  It’s only gonna get hotter today…

71ºF at 10am at Mt. High.... image: mountain high, today
71ºF at 10am at Mt. High…. image: mountain high, today

El Nino was supposed to bury southern California in snow this year.  So far, that hasn’t happened.

“We are going to remain closed today due to the warm weather but expect to reopen in a week or so with new snow.” – Mountain High on Feb. 28th

Temperatures in the 60s & 70s everyday for the last long time has melted the snow down to a point where the resort is unable to operate.

image: mountain high, today
image: mountain high, today

As of today, Mountain High has only gotten 28-39″ of snowfall all season and they have a meager 6-12″ snowpack.  They’re hoping for a Miracle March in SoCal.

“This forecast is the best we’ve seen in several years.  Winter looks to be returning to Southern California” – Ben Smith, General Manager

image: mountain high, today
image: mountain high, today

Mountain High was able to stay open last season until mid-April.

Nearby Bear Mountain ski resort in southern California is currently 100% open.  Bear has gotten 80″ of snowfall this year and they’re sitting on a 24-36″ base.

The good news is that a major pattern shift is coming to California and Mountain High very well get the snow they need to get open again.  Hopefully as soon as next week.

"As has been recently advertised, a more active storm track is becoming more likely and will result in widespread precipitation into this weekend and next week. The image shows the 7-day precipitation forecast across the West." - NOAA, Feb. 29
“As has been recently advertised, a more active storm track is becoming more likely and will result in widespread precipitation into this weekend and next week. The image shows the 7-day precipitation forecast across the West.” – NOAA, Feb. 29
image: mountain high, today
image: mountain high, today
image: mountain high, today
image: mountain high, today
Map showing location of Mt. High ski resort, CA.
Map showing location of Mt. High ski resort, CA.

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