It’s been called L.A.’s backyard. Now Mountain High is taking that title to a whole new level, to bring the features from the urban architecture of L.A. to the snow.
Most snowboarders who have toured the streets of Los Angeles have long since gawked at the possibility of riding the long rails or steep walls that dress the city. This upcoming season, Mt. High will welcome four revolutionary features to replicate those seen throughout L.A.. The first to be built is “The Concert Hall Handrail,” which will give ambitious riders a 48-foot gap, 30-staircase down-flat-down rail slide.
The iconic features will continue with the “The Hollywood Wallride,” arguably the largest wallride in the United States. “The LA Convention Center Rails” will showcase a bank of rails from the LA Live area. And for those who have ridden Newport’s legendary “Wedge,” can now take to the snow with Mt. High’s “The Wedge Quarterpipe.”
Read the official words from Mt. High on “The Concert Hall Handrail,” and the other features to be built for the 2011-2012 season.
Mt. High’s L.A.-Inspired Features
Wrightwood, CA – October 19, 2011: Mountain High is proud to announce four new “Los Angeles Features” which will be introduced to their terrain park for the 2011/12 winter season. The Concert Hall Handrail is the first of the four features to be completed. This massive down-flat-down staircase handrail combo is an exact replica of this iconic concert hall rail in Los Angeles and will be a centerpiece of Mountain High’s terrain park this coming season.
“If you live in Los Angels, Mountain High is your backyard,” says Mountain High marketing consultant, Brad Farmer. “So, we thought it would be really interesting to bring iconic features that people would recognize from the Los Angeles area into the terrain parks.”
The Concert Hall is at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, California and it has some insane handrails that snowboarders and skiers alike have dreamed of having the opportunity to slide. This coming winter at Mountain High, they can do just that.
“Snowboarding is becoming more accessible and influenced by urban lifestyle,” says Mountain High team rider, Nick Visconti. “Bringing the iconic features of Los Angeles to Mountain High is an incredibly creative idea and the epitome of current snowboard culture. I seriously can’t wait to ride and film on these new features this winter.”
The Concert Hall Hand Rail is just one of four new features that will be introduced at Mountain High this winter. The next three include The Hollywood Wallride, LA Convention Center Rails and The Wedge Quarterpipe.
“I’ve really been inspired by how close Mountain High is to Los Angeles and how relevant the urban culture is at this particular mountain resort,” says Farmer. “When we started planing a new marketing concept and thinking about how to connect the city to the mountain, this whole idea unfolded as if it was meant to be. It’s very exciting to see it all coming together and I believe the Mountain High customers are really going to enjoy the new offering.”
Look for Mountain High to be stepping up its complete terrain park game this winter. Not only will these new features be in place but the are plans to get really creative with more urban and skate influenced setups including tons of tranny everywhere thanks to their new Zaugg Monster Transition Cutter.
For more information on Concert Hall click here.
Disney Hall Handrail Stats:
- 8,000 Pounds of steel
- 2 Down-flat-down single barrel rails
- 19″ Down, 8″ flat, 18″ down
- 12″ Between the rails
- 30 Stairs
- 48″ Gap
Mountain High is Southern California’s closest winter resort located just an hour and a half from Los Angeles and Orange County. The area consists of three separate mountains (Mountain High East, West, and North), and offers a wide variety of lifts and trails, two world-class terrain parks, an outstanding Winter Sports School, and the region’s largest tubing area. Night skiing & snowboarding is available 5 nights-a-week and snowmaking covers more than 80% of the slopes. Mountain High has been the first resort to open in Southern California for the past 13 years and traditionally operates from mid November to mid April. Get more at mthigh.com.