MOUNTAIN CREEK EXTENDS SEASON THROUGH APRIL,Favorable Weather Conditions Allow Resort to Offer Extended Spring Skiing

VERNON, N.J., March 6, 2003 — Skiers and snowboarders can thank this winter’s record snowfall and cold temperatures for one of the longest Northeast ski seasons ever. After opening two weeks ahead of schedule in December due to early snow, now Mountain Creek in Vernon, N.J., has announced it will extend its season through April, opening on weekends beginning Friday, March 28. Visit www.mountaincreek.com for days and hours of operations.

“One of skiing’s best kept secrets is that some of the finest conditions of the season occur in March and April,” said Bill Benneyan, Mountain Creek’s director of sales and marketing. “The combination of one of the snowiest seasons to date, milder spring temperatures, plenty of sunshine and thinning crowds, makes for a highly promising spring ski season. We are pleased to be able to extend our season for winter sports enthusiasts who would ski all year if they could.”

In addition to extending the season, Mountain Creek is also offering an abundance of incredible deals that are sure to make spring skiing impossible to resist. Read on to discover the many ways to save starting Saturday, March 22.Springtime savings at Mountain Creek include:

SPRING COMFORT SPECIAL — Purchase a Magic Trax lift ticket, lesson and equipment rental for just $29.*

50% OFF REGULAR RATES — Show a valid season pass or discount card from any other ski resort and get a free Creek Card, valid for 50% off regular priced lift tickets for the rest of the season. OR, show a valid Mountain Creek season pass and a friend can ski or ride at 50% off regular priced lift tickets for the rest of the season.*

FRIENDS SKI FREE WITH THE TRIPLE PLAY — You’ve got more days to play, and if you can’t make it, starting March 22, give your card to a friend to use.*

CREEK CARD HOLDERS — Creek Card holders receive 50% off all lift tickets everyday for the rest of the season.*

COLLEGE SPRING SPECIAL — Bring a valid college photo ID to take advantage of a full day lift ticket for the amazingly low price of $18.*

FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL — Starting March 21, all Friday Twilight lift tickets are only $10 for skiing or riding from 3:00 p.m. until close.*

SPRING RESORT LODGING — Mountain Creek’s “Stay & Ski Package” is only $89/person per night and includes lift ticket and accommodations at Black Creek Sanctuary, Mountain Creek’s new townhome community. Four-person minimum. Restrictions apply.*

*These deals may not be combined with any other offer. Operating schedule is subject to change. Please check www.mountaincreek.com or call (973) 827-2000 for the latest mountain report.

For aspiring young skiers and snowboarders, Mountain Creek is known as the place to be riding in the New York and New Jersey areas. The resort is also well known for its terrain parks and this year it has expanded with the region’s only Superpipe. In addition, the parks & pipes crew recently built a new jib park on Sugar. This new park venue hosted the Smith Garden State Grudge Match on Saturday March, 8th. Good news! The new jib park is now open to the public.

Just 47 miles from downtown New York City, Mountain Creek is nestled in the northwest corner of New Jersey, amidst the peaks of the Hamburg Mountains. For additional information, call (973) 827-2000 or visit www.mountaincreek.com.