There are two mountains. Weekends, usually the lines can be 5-20 minutes for the MAIN lifts. South has all the rails and jumps and attractions like that. North is more for beginners, and to access the South mountain you need to take a safety test to get a pass (which is free, given you pass.) But, alas, for some reason 80/90 year old people still ski at South and get hit all the time, as well as 80/90 year old people who bring kids (7-12 years old.) who get hit which is a DAMN PAIN IN THE ***. Please don't bring yourself to a mountain where you're more likely to get hit then complain. I don't know why the staff would allow them over, either. All they do is pretend to ski up to a jump to take it, then they go off the side over a 1" height lol. It clogs up the mountain tbh. Otherwise, their snow making capabilities as well as grooming is far beyond exceptional.
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Vernon/Granite peak are only accessible by going to North, first. (North Mountain = Vernon/Granite)
Granite is for more advanced skiers, but it isn't much. If you can carve well and fast and aren't scared to get LOW while your carve then yuo'll have a blast getting to the granite lift.
Note, the SOJOURN lift between South/North was closed, because it was really old and because the chairs were falling off the lift lol.
I watched a couple fall off actually, **** was scary.
They were supposed to build a trail between the two mountains to connect them, because the only way to get from South to North was to take a bus or drive (Which is a pain)
But as is to be expected, the economy has probably halted this trail lol. They were cutting down trees to make the trail, NOT sure if they finished.
You CAN get to South from North 3 ways;
Bus (They come like every 10 minutes or something, can't remember.)
Driving (I ski, no way in hell I'm taking off my boots to drive lol)
Trail. There's a connecting trail that goes ONE WAY between North and South. On the map, it's named "SOUTHERN SOJOURN." and runs under where the old lift used to be.
They haven't released a new trail map to my knowledge, which is why that lift is still there on the map, btw.
tl;dr: Creek is a good place to go if you're close or you have a really gas efficient car. It has many levels of ability present, but of course nothing matches Vermont/going out West. Mountain is well maintained, they're working on a lot of projects too. How old are you, if you don't mind me asking. I would suggest hitting the mountain on a week day if you can get a nice cheap pass.
Their prices are average of what you'll probably get most places. I try to go during the week with friends because there are far less people. Weekends are good if you just want to hang with friends and you don't care if you sit on the lift line for 30 minutes lol
I know the whole mountain off the top of my head, almost all by trail names which is obviously convenient
: 10/10 - I haven't seen anything better
: 9/10 - Mostly your average college kid from what I've seen. They do their job to what is expected, and is more than reasonable. They fix problems and hazards quickly and efficiently, as well as many waiters and waitresses who are friendly, etc.
: They carry a large variety of items, but obviosuly at marked up prices. But still, it's a nice place to look at things. The only time I've ever bought something from the pro-shop(s) were because I left my gloves at home and it was FREEZING, so I couldn't pull a no-glove day. That costed me like $50.00 for average okay gloves that I lost I think
: Food is very good, even the fast food type things they serve. The restaurants are obviously pricey too, but the food is good. I usually bring my own food and eat it because it's cheaper.
: They have a lot of parking. Some times you need to fight for a good spot, though.
: They have quite a few lifts, but depending on the amount of people, they don't always have them all open. 1 gondola if I recall correctly, and mostly quad lifts a couple triples I think and a couple doubles.
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