Friday, December 28, 2012

NEWS FLASH- The 4th year of our Senior STARS Program will not begin until January 9th. We do not want to begin our program during the busiest time of the season. This week and next is our Holiday period and we will be very BUSY on the mountain. At this point in time, it looks like we will could be at the EAST Resort due to excellent snowmaking conditions but we will let you know by January 7th where we will be on our FIRST Senior STARS Clinic of the year. For those who came to the Alumni Day on December 19th you got a little taste on how well the snow is on the mountain. So I know all of you will enjoy our First Clinic of the season on January 9th. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend. If you purchase your lesson online, please do so after Wednesday, January 2 as this will give our IS Department time to get all the information updated on the Mt High website. Online purchases can be reached at If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Ski ya later, Bill

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Alumni Day was a great success. We had 20 Senior STARS participate in our "getting the legs" back in shape clinic. We had blue sky and the snow was fabulous and all of us had a super time. Our next clinic will be our first of the NEW year on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. More information will coming to each and everyone of you. From our Winter Sports School Family, we wish all of you Happy Holidays and we will see you on January 2, 2013. Here is our photo from today!! Enjoy!

Monday, December 17, 2012

STARS Alumni Day

Hi STARS: We are set for our STARS Alumni Day this Wednesday, December 19th at the West Resort. The SNOW is great and we continue to make snow on a daily basis. You will have a fabulous time. Our goal this Wednesday is to get those legs back in shape. So.. we will have lots of fun!! We will meet in the Big Pines Base Lodge with check-in beginning at 8:15 am. Make sure you go to any ticket window (opens at 8:00 am) and let them know you are here for the Senior Program STARS. You will be able to use your Express Pass from last year but you are going to have to show your ID again to make sure you are at least 50 years old. There are no changes in the cost but we will not be giving a breakfast voucher this season. We will be out on the snow at 9:30 am sharp! So make sure you have your equipment ready and I will see you bright and early on Wednesday, December 19 at the West Resort. PLEASE RSVP BY TUESDAY NIGHT SO I CAN GIVE AN ACCURATE COUNT TO TICKETS. Thanks…Ski ya Wednesday……. Bill

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Alumni Day Changed

Hello STARS: Are you enjoying this weather? I hope so, enjoy it while you can but in a few weeks you will be back on the slopes enjoying the cold weather with great snow at Mountain High. Due to the lack of snow we will be postponing the STARS Alumni Day that was scheduled for December 5th. We have rescheduled it to December 19. This will be a SPECIAL DAY just for YOU! We will meet as usual, check-in and then break up in small groups with the goal is to get our ski legs back in shape. We will concentrate on safety and having fun. More information will be coming your way as we get nearer to December 19th. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Until then… Ski ya Later, Bill

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Welcome Back STARS

Welcome Back STARS!! Just a short note to let you know it is getting that time of the year to pull out your skis/snowboard and get them tuned for the upcoming season. We are all looking forward to the Senior Program STARS 4th year!! Mt High is ready to open as of this week but we need to let Mother Nature take its course. Look for sometime in the middle of the month for the mountain to open. This will be a great snow season, I have ben told. All us here at Mt High are anxious for the season to begin. Please mark your calendars for January 2, 2013 for the first day of our STARS clinics. We are in the planning stages to have a STARS Alumni Day at Mountain High on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. This will be a special day just for YOU! We will meet at Mountain High West, check in, hit the snow at 9:30 am and ski/ride till noon. We will end this special event with a luncheon. More information will be coming. Don’t forget your skis/snowboards tuned and waxed so you will be ready to go this ski season. If you need any equipment for this season, please give Steve Crane a call, at Sports LTD in Woodland Hills. Let him know I sent you and you are in the STARS Program at Mountain High. I know he will take care of you. His contact information is: Call and set an appointment up with Steve. Sports LTD 22642 Ventura Blvd Woodland Hills CA 91364 818-225-7669 I will be in touch with you in a couple of weeks. Until then…. Ski ya later, Bill

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Final STARS Clinic for the 2012 Season

Good Afternoon STARS:

What a day we had today! Beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures and the snow was soft but workable for all our Senior Ski and Snowboarders.
We had 28 Senior STARS come out for our last clinic and from all of the instructors and myself, everyone seemed to have a great time! As I was skiing around to the different groups; there was a lot of skiing and riding today, which means there has been a lot of improvement with YOU Seniors during the 11 weeks of the STARS clinics.

Not only did we have a fabulous time on the snow, but we finished it off with a fantastic luncheon! A lot of photos were taken out on the snow and during the luncheon, so don't forget to go to to check them all out.

The Senior Program STARS has been lots of fun this season. We averaged about 31 Seniors each week and this was an increase of about 29% from last year. WOW!! Everyone should feel very proud of this accomplishment. You STARS are great ambassadors for Mountain High. Please keep up the good work and continue to get the word out for next season.

Don't forget your evaluation of our program.
Please email two responses to me during this next week:

(1) What is one thing that we did very well?

(2) What did not go well or something that we can improve on?

Take a minute to think about it, and please email me your thoughts.

Until next season...Have a great summer and we will....

Ski ya later!!


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Reminder for the Last STARS Clinic, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at West Resort

Good Morning STARS:

This is just a reminder for our LAST Seniors Program STARS Clinic Wednesday, March 14th at 9:00 am at the West Resort.

Please purchase your ticket and your lesson by 8:00 AM as anytime after that it has taken 20 minutes due to the long lines at the ticket window. You will be on the snow at 9:30 am SHARP!!

We will be having a THANK YOU luncheon for YOU in the Big Pines Lodge after our clinic around 12:15 PM. The cost will be $5.00 for the luncheon. I am going to ask each of you to RSVP ASAP so I can give an accurate lunch count to our Food and Beverage Department.

Thank you for your support…….

Ski ya Wednesday!!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

STARS Clinic 3/7/12

Cold day today but we had plenty of sunshine for the 31 Seniors that participated in the next to last clinic of the season. Yes, next Wednesday, March 14th will be our last STARS clinic for this winter season. We had 10 NEW Seniors that participated in our program today and their comments were all positive.
Next Wednesday, March 14th we will have our final clinic of the season. We will be having a luncheon after our STARS clinic around 12:15 pm. The cost for the luncheon will be $5.00. There will be no food voucher given out in the morning. I know Food and Beverage will be putting on a great spread so all I need you to do is RSVP by this Saturday morning. By Saturday I will have a good idea how many Seniors will be skiing and riding on our last day.

What a season it has been! With limited amount of natural snow, conditions were excellent all season. Snowmaking and our Groomers always kept skiing and riding conditions above the standard. They both did an outstanding job!
Attached is our group photo from today and you can see all the other photos from our clinic here on this site.

Hope to see you next Wednesday…

Ski ya later,


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Reminder for STARS Program, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at West Resort

Good Afternoon STARS:

Just a reminder for our 10th STARS clinic of the season on Wednesday, March 7th at the WEST Resort. Don’t forget to get there early (by 8:00 am) if you need to purchase a lesson, lift ticket or rentals. If you have already registered at West for online purchases just go ahead and purchase your lesson and lift ticket online right from your own computer.

Plan to be booted up by 9:00 am and meet me in the Big Pines Lodge.

The weather has been perfect and we will have blue skies and lots of sun. Wednesday should be lots of fun! Here is a photo from this weekend and you can see the coverage is excellent.

As always, please RSVP by email so I know we will have enough instructors to meet your need.

Ski ya later,


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

STARS Clinic 2/29/12


What a beautiful day we had today at the Senior Program STARS clinic. 8 inches of new snow, crystal clear blue skies and 33 Seniors to experience the 9th clinic of the STARS season. With the 33 Seniors today and throughout the past nine weeks we have seen a total of 276 Seniors participate in our STARS program. That is an average of 30.67 Seniors each week.

In our first year we averaged 15 Seniors and in our 2nd year, 22 Seniors. We are averaging 30.67 Seniors this year, so that is an increase of 28 percent from last year.

I want to thank all the Seniors that completed the short survey today. I can see by the responses that the Senior Program STARS purchase several different Mt High products each and every time you visit Mt High. Not only are you coming to the STARS clinics, you are purchasing season passes, bringing friends, sons, daughters and grandchildren to Mt High. Your grandchildren are our next skiers and snowboarders and we THANK YOU for believing in us and making Mt High a great experience for your family and friends.

Here is our group picture from today and also all the other pictures from today's clinic.

Ski ya next Wednesday,


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Snow is incredible!!


All I can say is don't miss tomorrow's clinic, because the snow is the BEST we have had this year!! Don't forget to RSVP to our STARS clinic.!

Ski ya tomorrow,