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I went to Mountain Creek for the first time last season...I'm not gonna say it was "surprisingly good" but as far as 1,000 vertical feet goes it skied much much much larger than I'd ever expected. Is it always all groomed?
Interesting...I had the exact opposite experience last time I was there. I skied there quite a bit when I was in HS. Then a few years after college I went back and thought the vertical felt more like 500ft and vowed to not waste my time again. I was also turned off by the fact that south had become one giant terrain park as that was always one of my favorite areas of the mountain.
It's usually all groomed, I think that's just because of the Jersey weather. I've seen them let a few trails bump up when we get some good natural snowfall and it stays cold.I went to Mountain Creek for the first time last season...I'm not gonna say it was "surprisingly good" but as far as 1,000 vertical feet goes it skied much much much larger than I'd ever expected. Is it always all groomed?
I went for the first time last year too. I thought it was better than its reputation and I actually kind of enjoyed the south side but I can see your point. The only annoyances were the large groups of people sitting in the middle of the trails. It seemed to be everywhere. Usually not a problem, I just go around them, but the trails there are narrow. And what's up with that bucket Cabriolet gondola thing? I felt like I was back on the NYC subway at rush hour. I'll Probably spend the extra time and go to the Catskills unless I can get free tickets again.