VERNON, New Jersey — Saturday and Sunday, March 3rd and 4th has been officially designated Women’s Weekend at Mountain Creek, with a variety of events and special programs specifically geared toward members of the fairer sex who love the snow.
In an effort to raise community awareness and help support the battle against breast cancer, Mountain Creek will host The Tubbs Snowshoe Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer event Saturday, March 3rd. This benefit puts a new twist on charity runs and walks: introducing a 3k or 5k scenic showshoe hike. 100% of the donations collected will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Northern NJ affiliate to benefit cancer research, education and screening. The Komen foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, the Foundation is an international organization with a network of volunteers working through local Affiliates and Komen Race for the Cure(R) events to eradicate breast cancer. The Northern New Jersey affiliate carries out this mission on a local level.
According to the National Cancer Society, women have a 1 in 9 chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. New Jersey has the 10th highest incidence and the 5th highest breast cancer mortality in the U.S. Over 6,700 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and over 1,400 die of the disease each year in the state.
Tubbs Snowshoes will provide limited quantities of free demo snowshoes for use on a first-come-first-served basis. Otherwise individuals must bring their own. For event details and to pre-register online for $20 beginning 2/27/907 visit www.tubbsromptostomp.com or, sign up the day of the event for $25 at Mountain Creek, from 8-9:30am. There will be a silent auction from 8-11am, the showshoe fun race will begin at 9am, and the 3k and 5k benefit walk begins at 9:30am.
Or maybe you’d like to finally learn to snowboard, well again this is the perfect opportunity, as the resort again hosts a Girls Learn To Ride clinic on Saturday, March 3rd, a program designed to give females the basic skills and confidence necessary to learn to snowboard. Mountain Creek’s professional instructors provide hands-on training emphasizing both safety and skill development, to ensure the best possible learning experience. You can pre-register at www.girlslearntoride.com, or in the Square One Board Shop the day of. Cost is $59 per person including lift ticket, 2 hour lesson and equipment rental. The morning session begins at 10am, wand the afternoon session begins at 1pm, it is recommended you arrive early to register and get your equipment. Registration begins 2 hours prior to each session.
Finally, for the ladies who already rule the hill and live to shred in the parks, we’re hosting the K2 Pretty in Pink Rail Jam, open to both skiers and riders. This event is built around female camaraderie with a progression session in an easy-going supportive atmosphere. Riders from the K2 Alliance Team will be on hand to support the participants. Registration is free but limited to the first 75 participants, and will be held from 9-10am the day of the event. The session will be held in the Main Park at Vernon beginning at 10:30am and a Park Pass is required.
For more information on any of these events, please visit http://www.mountaincreek.com/todo/events/2007_03/index.htm