Mountain Creek expands terrain park, introduces park pass

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:45

    Vernon-Mountain Creek has expanded and enhanced its terrain parks for the 2004-2005 season, and anticipates the opening of the Main Park on Vernon Peak this weekend. Mountain Creek's five parks feature terrain for every ability level on more than 50 acres and will include 40 jibs and 20 jumps, plus the Olympic-standard Superpipe. Several new features will be introduced this season, including the custom JibLab designed 16-foot-by-24-foot apexed wallride, a one-of-a-kind feature in the main park, as well as six new boxes, including two 22-foot slant boxes, a 32-foot-by-six-foot upslope box, a 32-foot kink box and a 22-foot wide box. Other major features returning this season include the independence hip jump, 54-foot s-rail, 60-foot rollercoaster rail, 45-foot flat/down/flat rail, and the 32-foot down/flat/down rail. Guests can check out the new web feature, the Jib Lab Chronicles at, which features a new video each week documenting the fabrication and design of the features. Mountain Creek has also added two new intro-level parks and the Park Pass, which will be required to access the more advanced Main Park on Vernon Peak only. The pass costs $5 and is valid for the entire season. It can be purchased at the Park Pass Shack at the top of the Cabriolet Gondola and will not be required for any of the other freestyle terrain, including the Superpipe. Mountain Creek added ten new members to the JibLab crew, as well as more than $150,000 worth of snowmaking improvements to the Superpipe, including four new Crystal Turbo Fan Guns. The resort has also made a stronger commitment to building snow features, including jumps, hips and spines.