Cold weather allows ski season to begin at Mountain Creek resort

It looks like ski and snowboard season can finally begin. Mountain Creek ski resort in Vernon Township was finally able to turn on their snow

Mountain Creek ski resort is now creating man-made snow to get ready for ski season.

Mountain Creek ski resort is now creating man-made snow to get ready for ski season. (1/4/16)

VERNON TOWNSHIP - It looks like ski and snowboard season can finally begin.

Mountain Creek ski resort in Vernon Township was finally able to turn on their snow guns to begin creating snow for the resort’s ski slopes Monday.

Resort president Bill Benneyan says that employees will work around the clock until Wednesday to get a few trails open for the season.

“We’re so happy,” Benneyan says. “This is the best way to start the new year.”

Temperatures for most of Monday were in the low-30s and high-20s, making it cold enough that the man-made snow would not melt. Even if the weather warms up later this week, there will be a foot of snow on the mountain already for visitors to use, according to Benneyan.

"For day to day, once it's been skied on and groomed out, man-made snow is really what you want,” he says. “It's much more resilient.  It will last a long time."

Mountain Creek will officially open for business on Wednesday.

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