Mountain High, Wrightwood California
Feb 4, 2016. (You ski free on your birthday!)
I did 28 runs in the west resort (Which was the only one open) . Only 4 ways from top to bottom. Skied each 7 times. Skied here a lot in the 60s and early 70s with my family when the west resort was called Blue Ridge Ski Area. The west resort is one of the oldest ski resorts in the country. Its first year of operation was 1937 with a rope tow, and it built the 2nd chairlift in California in 1947
Back in my youth east resort was called Holiday Hill and the north resort was called Table Mountain. They were all separate areas. Both are rarely open these days.
My brother Tim broke his leg at Blue Ridge. I was a good brother so I stopped skiing and rode in the van with him. I even fed him an ice cream cone as he lay flat on his back on the way to the hospital to get his leg checked and got some of the ice cream in his mouth. I remember that Mom and Dad were sure his leg wasn’t broken.
|Top elevation||8,200 ft|
|Base elevation||6,600 ft|
|Skiable area||290 acres|
: 20% beginner
: 42% intermediate
: 34% advanced
: 3% expert
|Longest run||1.6 miles|
|Lift System||14 Lifts, 2 quad high speed|
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Pictures from Mountain High