So Junior goes to Mountain Creek a couple of times a year with his school ski club. Since we got Max Passes I decided to drive over after work for some mid week turns. I got to the Vernon base area by six and caught up with my son, who immediately (and transparently) attempted to ditch me. He was all like, “Uh, I gotta go meet my friends at South. It’s all terrain park over there. You won’t like it.” Ha! I made him take a couple runs with me, working our way over to the South base area as we did.
The place wasn’t as crowded as i remember it being (maybe cause the forecast called for rain) but it was the usual night skiing crowd- 90% teenagers.
Once we made our way over to south I let Junior hang out with his friends and did some runs on my own. He was right about that part of the mountain being covered in terrain park features but it was still fun.
I came across some race training too.
The double chair that brings you back to the Granite and Vernon sections of the mountain takes forever and seems very isolated but the quiet is kind of nice too.
I spent most of my time skiing around the Granite quad. It did rain most of the time I was there but just a drizzle really- nothing a little Gore Tex couldn’t handle. Mountain Creek gets a lot of well deserved abuse but skiing is skiing and getting turns on a work day is sweet.
Would rather have Mountain Creek around than not, though we have to say, that mountain reminds us of the Bronx River Parkway or any major artery in and out of NYC. Just way crowded, though have spent many days skiing there - we got one in last year after Stella. It was fun, though after a couple of hours, our kids wanted off the mountain, in fact demanded it as they were afraid someone was going to hit them. In fact, I was taken out.
We did manage to have an OK time and put together a nice edit there- though think that if we go again, it will be only to night ski there.
I would rather be tarred and feathered then ski there..
Ha! I think if we held a vote here, your side would win. In the past I’ve described it as being like skiing down the exit ram0 at Yankees stadium as a game gets out. The key is to go when it’s raining I think- much less crowded.
Is there any sense of anything different now that Snow Operating is managing daily operations at MC?
I don't ski there enough to say. Snoloco would be the local authority on Mountain Crack. Skirays video from last year is worth watching too. I believe it's on here as a TR.
The main attraction of this place (and its downfall) is that it's a medium sized mountain that's as close to the metro area as the little feeder hills like Mount Peter, thunder ridge and campgaw