Improvements at Mountain Creek -- in addition to state-of-the-art ticket scanning and free ski and board checks -- includes a reclustering of the trails. Simply put, the resort has flipped -- freestyle traffic no longer crosses rookie trails. The flip side of Vernon Peak now focuses on intermediate and leisure skiers and snowboarders. It boasts five new trails. Also? The ski racing program is now on Vernon with hopped-up training, more vertical and longer runs.