The ski season was sooo short this year. The high temperatures in NYC metro area were not enticing to go skiing at all. I knew if I traveled further north of the Mountain Creek ski resort, I would have found excellent skiing conditions. But my leisure time was very scarce to make ski trips that would last several days. There were not even 60 days between my first ski strip and this last one. As the season progressed, so did the works on the new Red Tail lodge and the surrounding area.
The restroom window got the etching effect that is now blinding the view out to the front sidewalk of the lodge. Before, visitors gathering for the bus arrival were able to see inside. The shelves allowing to rest accessories, like hats and gloves, have been also installed. I noticed the lack of both during my first visit. It was much needed improvement. The access path leading from the bridge crossing the Route 94 was lined by decorative fences. Nothing has changed in the way how ski patrollers are bringing toboggans to the EMS base. The path is flat and crowded by beginners getting off the magic carpet conveyor belt. The current layout is evidently permanent.
This season, the weather was so mild that some ski trails even didn’t get a man-made snow coverage at all. (There was no natural snow this winter). I don’t remember such a winter in my 12 years visiting the Mountain Creek resort. The trails were kept very narrow. The high temperatures had one positive effect, though. The snow was relatively soft, thus reducing the number of serious injuries due to hard falls.
The video clip was made on February 4th. More videos about Mountain Creek can be watched on their web site.