Tour De Creek Ride Team Challenge

Vernon, NJ—It’s that time of year again, when Mountain Creek gets everyone out of the shops and onto the snow. The original East Coast shop competition, now it its 6th year, returns to Mountain Creek on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 with registration kicking off at 7:30am in the Hex Bar and the rail jam running through 7:30pm. Immediately following the rail jam, the karaoke competition, slide show and awards ceremony will be held in the Hex Bar.

We know shop employees are sick of always working the cool events and never getting to participate, so Mountain Creek and Ride have teamed up again for the event that lets retail shop employees strut their stuff and compete for the title in the East Coast Shop Championship, and take home the coveted Tour de Creek Championship Cup. As you will remember from years past, all entrants must be employees of a valid shop and have proof (ie. pay stub, letter from shop owner on letterhead, etc.) in order to compete.

There are two categories for this snowboard comp, the four-person shop team and the sponsored rider session. Riders will battle it out in Mountain Creek’s Tylenol Main Park on Vernon Peak and compete in a slopestyle jam. The winning team riders will win a trip to Whistler Blackcomb in BC! Second and Third place teams will receive awesome product from Ride.

Plus don’t forget about the photography contest. Photographers, both amateur and pro, can get in on the action with a chance to show their on-hill picture-taking talents. All of the day’s photos will be displayed at the after-party slideshow in the Hex Bar & Grill, where everyone will vote for the day’s best photo. The winning photographer and the rider pictured in the winning photo will each go home with a brand-new Ride snowboard.

The event is free to enter however competitors will need to purchase a $5 Park Pass if they don’t already have one (which will be available at registration), and there is a $10 refundable bib deposit. Advance registration is recommended by contacting Chrissy Herrmann at 973-864-8093 or, but on-site registration is also possible on the day of the event.ABOUT MOUNTAIN CREEK

Located less than 50 miles from New York City and owned by Intrawest, Mountain Creek boasts state of the art snowmaking with skiing and riding on 46 trails over four peaks accessible by recently upgraded lifts. A vertical of more than 1,040 feet combined with a huge network of terrain parks, the region’s only Superpipe, the single largest snowmaking installation in North America and world-class lodging facilities have quickly made Mountain Creek the premier winter resort in the region. A true four-season destination, Mountain Creek features summer family fun at Mountain Creek Waterpark and Diablo Freeride downhill mountain bike park, as well as luxurious townhouse-style accommodations in Black Creek Sanctuary. The Appalachian, the resort’s premium ski-in-ski-out condominium hotel located at the foot of the mountain will open to the public this winter, marking the true birth of the Village at Mountain Creek, and as the master-planned village grows look for additional lodging, retail, meeting and conference space.


Intrawest Corporation (IDR:NYSE; ITW:TSX) is a world leader in destination resorts and adventure travel. The company has interests in 10 resorts at North America’s most popular mountain destinations, including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Intrawest owns Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world, and an interest in Abercrombie & Kent, the world leader in luxury adventure travel. The Intrawest network also includes Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida and Club Intrawest — a private resort club with nine locations throughout North America. Intrawest develops real estate at its resorts and at other locations across North America and in Europe. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit