Mountain Creek, NJ

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22 thoughts on “Mountain Creek, NJ

  1. Collin Parsons May 6, 2019 / 5:09 pm

    It should be noted that the 3 detachables most definitely do not operate at 1000 feet per minute, but rather around 600-700. Seriously limits the number of runs you can take in a day.


    • Joe May 8, 2019 / 8:00 pm

      They’ve raised the speeds over the past season, they were running about 800fpm in 18-19 compared to 700fpm in 17-18. MC attracts a very high number of beginners, so the lifts are run slower to reduce the number of misloads.


    • Collin Parsons December 28, 2019 / 5:36 pm

      All 3 detachables were running ridiculously slow last night. South was the fastest at only 715 fpm. Cab and Bear under 700. When I first started skiing there in 2013, Cab and South often ran over 900 fpm.


  2. reaperskier May 6, 2019 / 5:17 pm

    Where are the pics of the colorado river rapids platter?


    • Collin Parsons May 6, 2019 / 5:20 pm

      Peter was not able to go in the waterpark as it isn’t open for the season yet.


  3. reaperskier May 11, 2019 / 5:09 pm

    The removed lifts that are unnamed are:

    – Kamikazee

    – Great Gorge Summit

    – Racing

    – Bakersfield

    – Rim Run

    – Great Gorge North

    – Cloud 9

    – Great Gorge Connection

    – Red

    – Brown

    – Blue (Originally built as a bubble chair)

    – Yellow

    – White (Built with tandem towers with the intention to add a second lift)

    Also to note: Vernon was originally named Orange.

    Information was gotten from:


  4. milanyvr February 22, 2020 / 3:44 pm

    Is this ski resort where action park used to be?


    • skitheeast February 22, 2020 / 9:19 pm

      Yes, Mountain Creek Waterpark was formerly known as Action Park.

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      • icefaceny March 20, 2023 / 1:54 pm

        Which itself gained the nickname “Class Action [Lawsuit] Park”, an interesting history rabbit hole awaits any who begin to research.


  5. skitheeast May 18, 2020 / 11:48 am

    Mountain Creek was originally two separate resorts, Vernon Valley (Vernon Peak) and Great Gorge (Granite, Bear, and South Peaks). Vernon Valley bought Great Gorge in 1971 and merged the two trail networks under the new creative resort name Vernon Valley Great Gorge. Intrawest renamed the resort Mountain Creek in 1998 in its first year of ownership when they lived every lift designer’s dream by completely gutting 11 of the 13 existing lifts and installing 5 new, modern lifts as upgraded replacements.


  6. julestheshiba July 1, 2020 / 9:57 pm

    I did not really realize this until now but this is the ski area that owned the infamous Action Park. You know the waterpark where everything was unsafe.

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    • reaperskier July 2, 2020 / 5:13 am

      Blue Double


  7. Joe August 3, 2020 / 9:41 am

    Sugar has 40 carriers, Vernon has 151.


    • ne_skier March 5, 2021 / 5:50 pm

      It also appears in SNL’s Boston Teens: Ski Lift skit. It uses a CTEC quad chair as there are 3 cast members.


  8. Somebody January 12, 2022 / 2:46 pm

    18 borvigs removed in 1998? That can’t be right. The 1989 trail map only shows 17 lifts *existing*


    • ne_skier January 12, 2022 / 3:13 pm

      Correct, they were not all replaced in 1998. Some were removed/relocated earlier


  9. Peter Landsman June 20, 2022 / 7:20 am

    Can anyone tell me if there were really 16 Borvig doubles installed at Vernon Valley and Great Gorge? I can only find 14 doubles ever on trail maps.


    • Nahms June 20, 2022 / 6:09 pm

      I remember riding my first double-double there in the 90s; maybe they had two and that’s why it looks like 14?


      • ne_skier June 21, 2022 / 11:34 am

        If I recall correctly, the only double-double VV/GG ever had was the White lift, however only the looker’s left side was constructed.


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