Route Information: May 20, 2017 - Men's Stage 7 Start
Mountain High is Southern California’s closest winter resort located just 20 minutes off the 15 Freeway in Wrightwood. It’s peak elevation of 8,200 feet is comparable to the Big Bear resorts but it’s lack of mountain driving makes it much more accessible. Mountain High consists of three separate resorts and your single lift ticket is good at all three when open. The West Resort is filled with a seemingly endless assortment of technical trails and skillfully-designed terrain features for freestyle riders of all ages and abilities. It is the most youthful of the three areas and the site of many on-hill contests, promotions and live performances. It is also Southern California's only local resort open five nights a week. The East Resort boasts the longest trails in the region serviced by a single high-speed quad. It is also known for its perfectly-pitched cruising trails, gladed tree skiing areas and breathtaking views of the Mojave Desert. Mountain High's new North Resort offers 70 acres of beginner terrain perfect for families and introductory skiers. It is also home to the North Pole Tubing Park, the closest tubing area in Southern California.
At 6,000 ft Wrightwood makes a good base for exploring a wide range of recreational activities. The weather is exceptional with 360 days of sunshine making this the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Pacific Crest Trail passes only a few miles away and has a seemingly endless amount of trails with terrain ranging from desert to mountain and challenges for all ages and abilities.
Fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines in any number of lakes and streams and Jackson Lake, in the Angeles Forest, is abundantly stocked with trout while Silverwood Lake offers water skiing as well as sport fishing.
Visitors to Wrightwood will find a variety of unique shops and galleries with local artisans work and lovers of antiques are sure to pick up a few treasures. The Christmas Shop has an amazing range of ceramics and unusual gifts which would make perfect souvenirs .