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Mountain High: Ain't Enough Room On the Slopes Today

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There might be chaos down here in Los Angeles, but it was the perfect storm for skiers and snowboarders to take to the slopes in Wrightwood at Mountain High, where all three of the resorts had to stop selling admission at 8:30 this morning, just a half hour after the slopes opened for the day's runs.A Mountain High marketing manager estimated there were at least 8,000 people on the mountains this morning, according to LA Now, saying the clear blue skies and the powder-coated hills have made this day one of the resort's best.

For those who were able to get in some action on the slopes, which took on about 6-8 inches of snow early this morning, the hills were crowded, as were the roads up the mountain, making for a lot of driving, parking, and navigating headaches on an otherwise perfect day.

Though the resort did stop selling passes for the day, season passes are being honored. Adds KTLA: "Many early-bird boarders leave around noon, and the resort will possibly resume ticket sales at 2 p.m. "