Mountain High, CA

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8 thoughts on “Mountain High, CA

    • Teddy Hubbell June 5, 2018 / 5:10 am

      On the 2007 and below trail maps it was still the Borvig double.


  1. carson August 14, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    how come there is no lift 7?


    • Maxwell Uguccioni February 1, 2019 / 7:45 pm

      Lift 7 is sunrise


  2. Maxwell Uguccioni March 3, 2019 / 1:20 pm

    There are 106 chairs on Coyote and Roadrunner


  3. Bruzer June 19, 2020 / 9:29 pm

    The original Blue Ridge single chair was located where #6 Exhibition is today. I read where the old single was built about 1947. There was a warming hut about 100′ away. A Blue Ridge double went from the present base to a small knoll just N from the bottom of today’s Wyatt Run. That double was likely in place during the 1950s – it was ssllooww! The #9 Competition at Mt. High East [previously Holiday Hill] was a single chair when I began skiing Holiday Hill in 1965. Mt. High North [previously Table Mt., then Ski Sunrise in 73/74] had 3 Poma platter-pull lifts from the mid-1950s. My Dad was a classmate of the 2d owner Howard More in the 1930s, and Dad was part of the work crews who poured concrete for the towers, etc. Poma #1 ran where the Sunrise Quad runs today. Poma #3 aka the Giant Poma was super fast and tended to pick me up as a 10 y.o. It serviced some nice advanced runs with about 750′ vertical over a 2200′ length. Poma #3 was likely removed in the 1990s or early aughts. Its speed and initial lift when the platter-pull first engaged the cable made for some epic crashes, akin to stories about the original Al’s Run Poma at Taos.


    • Mr Incredible June 20, 2020 / 9:29 am

      I remember poma #3 in the late 70s. It was an endless source of entertainment for those waiting in the lift line. Does MH north operate for skiing anymore or is it primarily a tubing hill now?


      • Bruzer June 22, 2020 / 9:33 pm

        The Sunrise Quad opened for a few weekends this past season, but MH North is primarily used for their tubing park. Mr. More at some point bought some water rights from a camp located several thousand vertical feet below the bottom of poma #3, but it would have been expensive to pump that water uphill for a snowmaking system – he also dug a well at the present area and put in a few snowguns, but there wasn’t enough water up there in the aquifer to make it viable. I’ve heard thru the grapevine that people sometimes ski the poma #3 runs on powder days and use climbing skins to go back up for more runs.

        It’s too bad Warren Miller didn’t film the poma #3 entertainment as it was quite entertaining unless someone wiped out above you and began sliding down the poma track towards you!


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