Mountain Creek, the tri-state area’s premiere destination for mountain excitement, is pleased to announce a partnership with Burton Snowboards on new teaching programs for beginners.
The new learning programs, titled Experience Snowboarding & Go Skiing, take place exclusively at Mountain Creek’s new Ski and Snowboard Progression Center, just part of the $20 million in renovations made to the resort this winter.
In order to share their passion for snowsports with as many new participants as possible, Mountain Creek will be offering two-for-one ski and snowboard lift/lesson/rental packages midweek , excluding holiday periods, for the price of $99.99.
Learn To Ski & Snowboard is a nationwide initiative by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), which wants to encourage children and adults to learn either activity by taking lessons from professional instructors. Now in its fifth year, more than 300 resorts in 32 states offer special learning programs to help get more people to become active and enjoy the great outdoors during the winter months.
Experience Snowboarding & Go Skiing creates a groundbreaking learning environment for new participants that combines unique, intuitive terrain with new teaching methods that foster learning, not fear, in beginner participants. Mountain Creek is the only resort in the nation to offer these new learning programs to the general public.
Goodbye Bunny Slope!
With Experience Snowboarding & Go Skiing, the standard ‘bunny slope’ has been replaced with feature-focused terrain developed by Mountain Creek, Burton and Snow Park Technologies, the recognized leader in snow terrain development. By incorporating terrain assisted learning techniques that utilize snow banks, small rolling bumps and even a miniature half pipe (similar to a gently sloping gully), beginners will learn proper body positioning and progress their skills in an easier fashion than they would on a traditional slope.
Lessons Start When You Want Them, No Equipment Carrying Required! Both Experience Snowboarding & Go Skiing begin with a visit to Mountain Creek’s state-of-the-art rental center, which uses an electronic system that simplifies the paperwork process. The “carry free” rental center then transports the equipment to the slopes for the user, making it easier for first timers and parents with multiple children to make their way onto the snow. To make the beginner’s experience even more enjoyable, lessons begin when the participant arrives, rather than at a predetermined time, helping to alleviate the stress and rush beginners may feel when trying to make it to the slopes for the first time.
“Snowboarding and skiing aren’t inherently hard to learn, but what can make them difficult is that people learn them the wrong way. This new program we’re doing with Burton will allow us to share our passion for snow sports and the world class features we have here at Mountain Creek in a way that has never been done before,” commented Joe Hession, General Manager and VP, Mountain Creek.
As Mountain Creek is the just 47 miles from the George Washington Bridge and an easy drive from points throughout eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, it provides an ideal setting for Burton to help expose on-snow excitement to hundreds of thousands of locals experiencing a snowsport for the first time.
More information on the Experience Snowboarding and Go Skiing programs can be found by calling 973-827-2000 or going online to www.mountaincreek.com.