My first time at the snow was when I visited my aunts in Montreal and Boston. It was a experience I will never forget. Seeing the snowflakes falling from the sky and waking up to white streets in was like a scene out of the movies. Back then I did not have a chance to try any winter sports.
We were invited to Mountain High for their Media Day. Mountain High resort in Wrightwood, CA is located just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Orange County, and it is easily accessible by car. I was super excited because it was going to be my chance to try skiing. I know how to skate, so I thought, why not, it looks similar and very exciting.
We arrived early to check in and enjoy everything they had planed for us for the media day: complimentary day of skiing or snowboarding, sky or snowboard lessons, complementary food and apres ski party.
We started our day with a continental breakfast to grab energy for the day. Then we went to the rental area. The process is really easy. You enter all your information in a computer with the rental code number. That sends the information to the people in the back where they will get you fitted for your boots. Please note that a $400 credit deposit is required on all rentals.
After you get fitted for your boots, you go to get your skis. They are fitted according to your height and weight. They will also provide you with a helmet and ski poles. Make sure you take gloves, and googles, because you are going to need those.
Once you have all your gear you can get in the "magic carpet", it is like an electrical escalator that will take you to the Mountain High Sports School for your lessons. The lessons are divided depending on your experience. I took the first time skiing class. The instructor was great and very patient. We got to learn the basics, such as how to put the skis on and how to fall. The class was fun, and after the class, my son felt confident enough to actually get up into the mountain.
I decided that it was time to relax and sit by the fire pit. We were really hungry and we grabbed lunch at the BBQ place where we had some burgers, sandwiches and some grown up cocktails.
While my son and his friends were enjoying the slops, my friends and I were having a nice conversation and enjoying some cocktails.
It was time for the apres ski party, so we walked up to the Bullwheel Grill restaurant, this is a great place to relax, grab a something to eat and have more cocktails. Yeti, himself made an appearance, that is great time to take your picture with him
We really enjoyed our time at Mountain High resort. Their prices are affordable and they have great packages if you like to visit more than one day.
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Mountain High Resort
24510 CA-2, Wrightwood, CA 92397
For more information and to book your day of fun at the snow visit Mountain High