I loved Mountain Creek, it was my first season snowboarding, i have skiied for 5 years in the past. Vernon is better for snowboarders, while South is more for skiiers, the runs are slightly narrower at south. I like the fact that there are three mountains connected together, it gives it a differnet feel compared to other ski resorts in the area. I had two lessons and they were pretty good, i learned something new everytime. If you buy the triple pass lift tickets it saves you alot of money, and the lift lines might look long but they move pretty fast. It has way longer runs then Shawnee, and more runs too. They have done a great job making snow this season, since there was not alot of natural snow. My whole family went and we all love it there. The people there are willing to help you out, and its not that crowded if you know what times to go. I have never rented there before so i don't know what that is like, but everything else i loved.