okay so i grew up on creek and am a total local. If you want to enjoy urself then show up on a monday midday or take a twilight run. Stay away on Holidays or weekends. Ever since they made south for the one plankers north is a glorious place. No lines, lots of snow and ice but the ice only makes you stronger ( i like to think) it can be pricey but skiing/boarding is an expensive hobby so just face the fact u got to spend money to participate. if u can't or dont want to spend the money then get a job there then its free. I like creek...do i like skiing in VT better? absolutely. it's a no brainer VT is better, Jersey is just plain convenient.