Friday, January 29, 2010

Quick Chek Quick Path Winners Announced!

The time has come to announce the two lucky winners of the Quick Chek Quick Path contest!

For those of you hearing about this for the first time, we started a contest back in November pertaining to beginner skiers and snowboarders and tweet-tastic Twitter users. One lucky beginner would get hooked up with our “Suite Setup” consisting of a 2 night stay in the Appalachian Hotel, lift tickets, lessons and rentals for up to 4 people!

In order to get those beginners here, we relied on our Twitter community to spread the word. We picked one Twitter user that properly quoted our contest’s message on Twitter to win their choice of a new set of Head skis or a new Burton snowboard of their choice.

Oh, stop with the flattery! You're making me blush.

So, without further adieu, here are the Quick Chek Quick Path winners!

Gavin Lee (@g4vn) will be bringing home a shiny new Burton snowboard.
Samantha Gormley will be packing an overnight bag and grabbing her 3 closest friends to get ready for VIP learn-to ski/ride treatment in the Appalachian Hotel.

Thanks so much to everyone that participated and congrats again to the winners!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tubbs Romp To Stomp Breast Cancer

It's safe to say that Paint the Mountain Pink weekend was a HUGE success. In this weekend alone, Tubbs Romp to Stomp raised over $26,000!! That amount nearly quadruples last year's total. All of that awesomeness benefits the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation.

We had over 350 people stomping out breast cancer throughout the mountain sporting unique pink accessories - some were even Bedazzled. Oh yes, I said Bedazzled. ;)

We truly thank and appreciate everyone that contributed to making this weekend such a success. If you'd like to learn more about Tubbs Romp to Stomp, visit their website at


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Coffee Slinger

We’ve been super busy with resort stuff - event planning, snowmaking, grooming, park building, french fry cooking...  It’s a good thing we have such an able bodied intern to pick up the slack behind the scenes.

This week, Tyler got acquainted with the timeless internship tradition: coffee slinging. All of us love a caffeine boost – how else would we run a ski resort that operates 13 hours a day? It took him a few tries, but we got our coffee eventually. In retrospect, we probably should have given him a tray. I guess we dropped the ball... while Tyler dropped the coffee.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rapid Play: 3rd Rail Jam

Monday, January 11, 2010

Girls Only Shred Sessions, Twisted Kids

This year, we brewed up 2 new weekly events revolving around the progression of freestyle skiing and riding.

The Girls Only Shred Sessions is an event that goes down every Tuesday night at South. Registration is at 5pm in the South base lodge and the session begins at 6pm. Girls of any age and skill levels are encouraged to participate. The event is completely free and prizes are handed out at the end for different categories.

Twisted Kids is similar, as it encourages groms 16 and under to come out and get familiar with freestyle terrain under the supervision and guidance of our Switch Academy freestyle coaches. This event occurs every Sunday at 1pm, registration at noon in the Ride & Ski School building. Twisted Kids is also totally free to enter.

We hope to see you out there sometime soon!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Meet Tyler

Allow me to introduce you to Tyler - Mountain Creek’s brand new intern. He approached us saying he’d do just about anything for a season pass. Naturally, we took him up on his generous offer. :)

See, there are lots of things to be done around here to keep the resort in working order. Tyler happily agreed to help us out here ‘n there. Keep in mind… it’s all in good fun, and he did say he’d do “anything.” (Envelopes don’t exactly lick themselves… and we have a lot of envelopes.)

We’ll post a video once in a while documenting his progress and hard work, and we might even take a few of your suggestions. Tyler has to earn his keep if he wants to shred for free.

Check back soon for more of Tyler’s To-Do List and if you happen to notice our toilets look a bit shinier than normal this season, think of Tyler and say thanks.