Indy Pass Adds Two Resorts in California

PORTLAND, Ore. (August 24, 2022) – The Indy Pass announced today that two of California’s most popular independent resorts have joined the coalition for the 22/23 season. Mountain High, in SoCal’s San Gabriel Mountains, is now conveniently paired with Snow Valley, while the Bay Area’s Dodge Ridge joins Indy partner China Peak in the Central Sierras. Indy Pass holders from San Francisco to Los Angeles have cause to celebrate as none of the resorts will have any blackout restrictions for Base Pass holders.

skier riding powder at mountain high

Another powder day in the San Gabriel Mountains at SoCal’s closest resort, Mountain High.


“This off-season, we’ve worked very hard to increase our number of Western partnerships, and Mountain High and Dodge Ridge are two outstanding mountains joining our family of resorts, said Indy Pass founder Doug Fish. The Indy Pass now has more West Coast U.S. resorts than ALL other passes combined.”

“As ski conglomerates continue to swallow up independent resorts, locally-owned California ski areas are becoming increasingly rare, said Karl Kapuscinski, owner of Mountain High and Dodge Ridge. We are proud to stand with the hundreds of family-run resorts across the country that offer affordable, uncrowded slopes and a refreshing alternative to the corporate model.”

dodge ridge fresh snow

The “mushroom caps” in Boulder Canyon make Dodge Ridge a must-visit for powder seekers.

Dodge Ridge, Pinecrest, California

The closest ski resort to the Bay Area, Dodge Ridge is known for its consistent snowpack, family-friendly atmosphere, uncrowded slopes, and some of the best glade skiing in the Sierras. Their new Triple Nugget chairlift will increase access to beginner and intermediate terrain for the upcoming season.

Vertical Rise: 1,600 feet

Summit Elevation: 8,200
Skiable Terrain: 862 acres
Average Annual Snowfall: 300-500 inches

Total Trails: 67

Blackout Days: None

Lifts: 12
1 Quad
2 Triple Chairlifts
5 Double Chairlifts
4 Surface Lifts

powder slash

Who says it never snows in Southern California?

Mountain High, Wrightwood, California

Discover a world of winter just 90 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. What was once three separate resorts is now a single destination with skiing and snowboarding, tubing, and snow play. The closest resort to Southern California is now within reach of Indy Pass holders everywhere.

Vertical Rise: 1,600 feet

Summit Elevation:

Skiable Terrain: 290 acres
Permit Terrain: 515 acres
Average Annual Snowfall: 117 inches (23 yr average)

Snowmaking: Coverage on 80% of the resort

Total Trails: 54

Blackout Days: None

Lifts: 14
2 High-Speed Quads
2 Quad Chairlifts
2 Triple Chairlifts
5 Double Chairlifts
3 Moving Carpets