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We challenge you to a rumble! All out—once and for all. Accept? ~ On what terms?
Whatever terms you’re callin! ~ We accept!
Time? ~ Tomorrow. After dark.
Place? The Park. The River. Under The Highway!
Weapons? Rocks! Belts. Pipes. Cans. Bricks. Bats! CLUBS! CHAINS!BOTTLES!KNIVES!GUNS!
~ Jets VS. Sharks, West Side Story (1961) ~

Getting good, right? Wrong. At this point in the movie, I’m pretty sure a lot of dancing and finger-snapping begins, and then the leader of the Jets (Sharks?) comes in and convinces everyone to do a “fair fight” with “just their skins”—fisticuffs. They all agree, 30 minutes of inane High School Musical gang ballet ensues, an embarassingly choreographed footwork/knife ‘battle’ begins, and one of the Sharks (Jets?) gets stabbed—presumably for missing his voice solo or something. Jesus, that movie sucked.

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Apparently, 10th-Grade English teachers consider this to be badass.

The VERSUS rumble between Mountain Creek and Mountain High turned the rivalry scene up to new levels of intensity—thankfully, without a single two-step in sight. When the brass knuckles, wallet chains, quarter rolls, and steel-toed shuffles finally ceased, the first-ever VERSUS faceoff came to an end. The dust settled, the pit cleared, and the winner of the Mountain Creek / Mountain High battle slowly came into view.

It was a long, hard, and extremely close event, but in the very end, the tough-nosed winner is…

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Mountain Creek!

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Separated by just 0.7%, New Jersey slipped in and stole the top spot from their California rivals, who were leading the charge with less than a day of voting left. MC held serve in most of the on-hill categories, with wins in the Snowmaking, Summertime, Skate, and Top Features departments, but most held just a handful of votes difference. Mountain High did claim a few outright spots without a fight, with Size, Events, and Nightlife all holding strong for the West.

But the people have spoken, and Mountain Creek takes the O.G. VERSUS crown.
Well done, Jerz!

Note:Creek will, however, lose their title immediately—and without provocation—should they proceed to high-kick in a chorus line and/or battle-dance their way through Queens in celebration. And no, we’ll never forgive you for breeding that “Situation” d-bag.

Finally, congratulations to Simon Hedges of Brooklyn, NY, and Brittany Miller of Laguna Hills, CA, winners of the MC/MH ticket sweepstakes.
Simon receives a 6-pack of Mountain Creek tickets, while Brittany earns a pair from Mountain High.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and be on the lookout for more VERSUS, coming soon!

Who would you like to see square off next?

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Mountain Creek VERSUS Mountain High: Final Results

Mountain Creek – 10,518 Votes
Mountain High – 10,444 Votes

#1 Celebrity Shred Club – TIE
MC: Danny Kass, Tim Humphreys, Shayne Pospisil.
MH: Louie Vito, Marc Frank Montoya, Cory Cronk.

#2 Size ‘Em Up – HIGH
MC: “167 rideable acres, 67 for park. 18 trails with top-to-bottom features-60-80 total during the peak season.”
MH: “290 acres, 150 for park. Terrain features at both East and West-over 100 during peak season.”

#3 Metro Shredual – CREEK
MC: NYC – 47 Miles – 1 Hour.
MH: LA – 90 Miles – 1.5 Hours.

#4 Nuclear Winter – CREEK
MC: “100% snowmaking-1,000 guns in total. Could fill the new Giants Stadium with a foot of snow in 24 hours.”
MH: “800 nozzles, 20 fans. Could cover a one-mile stretch of the 405 with a foot of snow overnight, or one top-to-bottom trail in under 48 hours.”

#5 Walk The Plank – HIGH
MC: Snowboarding since 1988, parks since 1995, all-park South Mountain since 2007.
MH: “We live, breathe, eat, drink, and puke snowboarding.” SoCal’s closest winter resort.

#6 Triple Threat – CREEK
MC: Water Tank Bonk, Quebec Ledge, Large Jump Line.
MH: Richter Scale, Cronk Bonk, Dance Pad

#7 Skate Or Die – CREEK
MC: Red Bull Skate Bowl in South Lodge.
MH: None onsite, but you CAN skate LA 365 days a year…

#8 Shred Happens – HIGH
MC: The 3rd Rail Jam.
MH: 12th Annual Triple Air.

#9 Slang That Shizz – HIGH
MC: “Bro… Hit that jump, bro!” “Gapers go to North!”
MH: “Yo, Dawg!” “Pwned!” “Shah-bud.” “Steezy.”

#10 P-Lot Party People – CREEK
MC: Diverse styles: Skittle Thugs, Brooklyn Hipsters, Tall Tees, and Jersey Dirt Rockers.
MH: Diverse people: 48% White, 22% Asian, 8% Hispanic, 3% Black.

#11 Snow Tired – HIGH
MC: Illegally-parked, dropped-down VW GTIs with aftermarket pipes.
MH: Fast and The Furious stock cars and Beemers-sans snow tires.

#12 Burgers, Beers, and Bros – HIGH
MC: KINK Burrito ($9) “Bee-ah? We drink straight-up liqua. Red Bull & Vodkas all night!”
MH: Mt. High Blazin’ Burger ($8.25), 24 oz. Tall Boy ($8.50).

#13 E-Team – CREEK
MC: Hosted the US Grand Prix from 2003-2006, including the US Halfpipe Team naming ceremony for the Torino Olympics.
MH: Home to industry legend, Chuck Allen. Founder of the US Amateur Snowboarding Assoc (USASA) and National Surfing Scholastic Assoc (NSSA).

#14 Summer Fun. And Stereotypes – CREEK
MC: Mountain Creek Water Park. Jersey Shore.
MH: Sunrise Disc Golf. The Hills.

#15 Night Moves – HIGH
MC: Nightriding ti 9pm, Fri and Sat until 10pm. KINK Nightclub goes off late into the wee hours.
MH: Open 7 nights until 10 pm. …Hoof it to LA, hombre.

#16 Claimin’ IT – HIGH
MC: The JibLab. MC was one of the first resorts in the country to have its own jib fabrication shop onsite.
MH: Generally the first resort to open in SoCal, and home to some great tree-riding in “The Reef”.

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Who would you like to see square off next?