Sad news indeed, reported today by Snowboard-mag.com.
Especially since Mountain Creek was the scene of the last stop of the Grand Prix last season, and the stop that determined the final Olympic Snowboard "team". AND the scene of the most kickin' snowboard party of the season. See pix of the Mountain Creek Grand Prix Jan. 20-22, 2006 here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the Huckfest Productions video clip. http://www.snowboardsecrets.com/Articles/grandprix06.htm
Also go to the second picture page to see the white bikini and boot clad go go dancers at the party. When the police dept. shut this party down at 3:30 a.m instead of the planned 4 a.m. there were a lot of disappointed dancing snowboarders left standing around. When I got home from the Grand Prix I slept for like 16 hours straight! Now THAT's what I call a GOOD TIME!!
Well, ok, so there's very little snow in NJ and no way to build Mountain Creek's beautiful world class halfpipe in time. We'll just keep going to rail jams and hope for snow soon!
Mountain Creek Loses Snowboard Grand Prix Stop
Vernon, NJ - The second stop of the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, originally slated for Feb. 2-4 at Mountain Creek Resort in New Jersey, will be relocated to a resort in the western United States due to unseasonable temperatures on the East Coast.
Mountain Creek was to host the second of three halfpipe competitions along with a slopestyle exhibition as part of the Paul Mitchell Progression Session. An announcement on rescheduling both events will be made as soon as a suitable location has been secured for the same weekend.
Mountain Creek has been an instrumental partner in the continued progression of the Grand Prix series. Located just 40 miles west of New York City, the resort has hosted elite level halfpipe competitions for the past three years with thousands of fans showing up to see world class snowboarding just minutes from the biggest metro market in America. Mountain Creek also was the site of the announcement of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team that won an unprecedented seven medals, including three gold, in Torino.
Also, the first stop of the Chevrolet Revolution Tour - the pipeline to the Grand Prix - set for Spirit Mountain, Minn., has been postponed to February 16-18. The event, originally scheduled for Jan. 12-14, will include halfpipe, snowboardcross, slopestyle and rail competitions.
Remaining Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix Dates:
Feb. 2-4 - location to be determined
Saturday, Feb. 3 - Halfpipe
Sunday, Feb. 4 - Slopestyle
Feb. 24-25 - Tamarack, ID:
Saturday, Feb. 24 - 22-foot Halfpipe
Sunday, Feb. 25 - Snowboardcross (part of the Visa U.S. Snowboardcross Championships)
The 2007 Chevrolet Revolution Tour:
Jan. 26-28 - Copper Mountain, CO - HP, SS, SBX, Rail
Feb. 9-11 - Mt. Bachelor, OR - HP, SS, SBX
Feb. 16-18 - Spirit Mountain, MN - HP, SS, SBX, Rail (*new date)
Mar. 2-4 - Okemo, VT - HP, SS, SBX
June 21-22 - Mt. Hood, OR - HP, SS