Daycation Mountain High

by Halie Cook, Staff Writer 740 views0

BIG PINES— Looking for something to do on your day off? Don’t have a lot of time? The Mountain High Ski Resort is only an hour and a half drive from the Santa Clarita Valley and there is fun for the whole family.

From the 14 freeway you head off into the back roads off of Pearblossom Highway. The scene is beautiful going from desert to snowy hillsides.

Along the route are multiple places to stop off to snow sled, eat and hike with minimal crowds.

The farther up the mountain you go the more people there are. The skiing and snowboarding area is by far the most crowded because of the food and ski lifts.

The resort is offering ski lift passes for only $39.00 in the month of February and there is night skiing offered every Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Big Pines also has a newly opened snow tubing area. The North Pole Tubing Park is the largest in Southern California. It is open Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with ticket prices ranging from $20.00 to $99.00.

The bag jump is a fairly new attraction at Mountain High. It is the only freestyle air bag of its kind in southern California. It’s great from beginners or experts to improve their form whether you’re a skier or snowboarder.

The resort also offers a place for the older crowd at the Foggy Goggle Bar where patrons must be 21 and over to enjoy the full bar.

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