Happy Valentine’s Day! In celebration of love, I’m starting a new “Date Your Spouse” series to showcase all the fun places to visit in SoCal with your significant other. Now that the kids are older, Danny and I feel more comfortable to leave them with a sitter (if friends or family can’t help), so we can focus on our relationship and have fun together. I hope this inspires you to do the same!
Day Date at Mountain High Resort
Located just 90 minutes away from Los Angeles and Orange County, Mountain High is Southern California’s closest winter resort. We recently spent a day together snowboarding and had one of the BEST TIMES.
There’s three separate mountains: West Resort, East Resort, and North Resort. You’ll find a variety of lifts and trails, a world-class terrain park, winter sports school and the region’s largest tubing areas! Can’t make it a day-date…well, Mountain High also offers night skiing and snowboarding seven nights a week during peak season.
What to Bring
The temperature up in the mountains is colder than the cities, so dress in layers. While we were there it was so sunny…it was getting hot up in the slopes that I actually took off my jacket! Be sure to wear water-resistant clothes, bring gloves, sunglasses, hat or beanie, and most importantly wear sunblock! If you’re missing anything, there’s sport shops located in all three resorts.
If you don’t own skiing and/or snowboarding equipment, Mountain High offers Rentals that can be purchased at the ticket windows. It’s highly recommended to arrive early if you need them because its first come, first served.
Learn Something New
I’m a beginner snowboarder while Danny is more experienced with the sport. Yes we’re at different levels but that didn’t stop us from having fun together. During our visit I was able to take a group class to learn the basics while he went on a lift. Mountain High offers daily group lessons – first come, first served at the ticket windows. It’s recommended to arrive 2-hours prior to lesson times on weekends and holidays. Private lessons are also available to reserve online.
After my class, we hit the slopes together and my dear husband was so patient with me…he helped me get over my fear and to just go for it! That was the fun part.
Where to Eat
I loved the variety of eateries up there…including the outdoor bar! During our visit we ate at the Big Pines Base Lodge and had warm soup served in a bread bowl. There’s also Bullwheel Bar & Grill, a pub-style restaurant located near the bunny slopes, its a great place to wind-down before you head home and back to parenting.
For more information and tips visit mthigh.com.
Thank you Mountain High for hosting us!
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