Vernon ski resort suffers amid warm weather

The Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon is seeing a slump in business due to the unseasonably warm weather. The ski slopes at Mount Creek are

The Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon is seeing a slump in business due to the unseasonably warm weather.

The Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon is seeing a slump in business due to the unseasonably warm weather. (12/24/15)

VERNON - The Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon is seeing a slump in business due to the unseasonably warm weather.

The ski slopes at Mount Creek are green, and the surrounding mountaintops sit brown against a dully-gray sky - certainly not the colors one would expect during Christmas.

News 12 spoke with management from inside an empty lodge where cleaning crews were working and season passes were getting picked up.

To cover the mountain, workers say there must be low humidity, and temperatures must be at least 32 degrees.

Last year, the temperature in Vernon on Christmas Eve was 40 degrees, which was still higher than average. Mountain Creek management says they had record attendance because of the snow that fell last January and February.

More on this topic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized 1 Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized chaos'
Two men tried to rob Jose Camilo's liquor 2 Liquor store owner fights back when store is robbed
More than 4,000 people are expected to gather 3 Women's March protest rally to be held in Asbury Park
Workers help build a deck for Boonton resident 4 Nonprofit group builds deck for disabled veteran
More than 600 Sister Marches are taking place 5 Women march in solidarity in Trenton

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The Weather: Record warmth for Christmas

Record-high temperatures in New Jersey had some residents feeling like visited the tropics just by

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE