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Mountain High closes while waiting for new snow to fall in SoCal

Mt. High ski resort is closing Monday as it waits for new snow to fall in SoCal amidst a so-far dry El Niño season.
Mt. High ski resort is closing Monday as it waits for new snow to fall in SoCal amidst a so-far dry El Niño season.
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After a dry February with record-breaking heat, Mountain High resort is closing Monday as it waits for new snow to fall, according to a news release

The resort expects to reopen in about a week as it expects for more snow to fall by March 10 or 11.

The National Weather Service told KPCC Southern California could see rain during that time, after a storm system expected in Northern California begins moving south.

Mountain High's website says that tickets will still be valid should they reopen, but if they are not used by the end of the winter season, they will not be refunded, nor transferrable to next year. There is some good news, however, as the resort promises pass holders who've used their passes four times or less can receive discounts for next year's winter season.

Pass holders at the resort can also ski for free at Snow Valley any day during the rest of the season with their Mountain High pass, and can receive discounts at Brian Head and China Peak resorts.