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…
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.
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
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.