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by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Sears Baby Sale

SEARS BABY SALE – A Bundle of Savings for your Bundle of Joy

A new baby brings so much joy and love into your family’s life. Getting everything ready for your new family member’s arrival is exciting. It can also be expensive, especially if this is your first child, or it’s been a few years since your last infant. The nursery needs to be furnished, the house needs to be baby-proofed and then there’s all the gear to get for traveling with your tot. And let’s not forget all those diapers and clothes that your little one will quickly go through.

This week, parents, along with friends and family of parents-to-be, can save an extra 5% off already discounted baby furniture, gear, décor, bedding and feeding at Sears when they use code BABYSALE14 at Sears.com. (Online only, excludes clearance items.) Plus, Shop Your Way Members earn points on all purchases. Just think – you can redeem those points on a digital camera – perfect for capturing memorable moments as those little ones grow!

Mountain Creek Offers Discounts on Learn To Ski or Snowboard Packages in January

Vernon, NJ – January 21, 2014 – Unlike the local black bears, humans were not meant to hibernate. To get you out of the house and onto the slopes this winter, Mountain Creek is celebrating National Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month by offering Buy One, Get One Free on all Midweek Learn-to Ski or Snowboard packages in January.

Mountain Creek’s Learn-to Packages come with everything you need to get started, including: a Limited Terrain Lift Ticket, Rental Equipment, Helmet and a 1 ½ hour Group Lesson all for just $99.99 – for you and a friend. Having taught over 1 million guests to ski and snowboard since 1965, Mountain Creek is the leader in providing best-in-class first time lesson experiences.

Gone are the days of the traditional “Bunny Slope” where you stand at the top filled with fear and anxiety thinking “how am I ever going to stop?” Instead Mountain Creek has replaced that fear with a focus on fun and a revolutionary new way to teach beginners to ski and snowboard.

Mountain Creek, along with Burton and Snow Park Technologies have partnered to pioneer Terrain Based Learning. The terrain in the beginner areas are specifically groomed to assist first-timers in understanding the basic body movements and positioning required to learn to ski or snowboard. In these learning areas, the snow is specifically shaped to assist teaching. Guests will experience terrain shaped like a mini half-pipe, rollers, and banked turns designed to control their speeds naturally. Mountain Creek’s Terrain Based Learning program takes the anxiety away from learning to focus more on the fun!

Only one hour from New York City, Mountain Creek is the perfect place to learn how to ski or ride. “With January being Learn to Ski and Snowboard month, this is a perfect time to come out and try one of these great sports and there is no better place to learn than Mountain Creek. With the help of our Terrain Based Learning, our friendly instructors will have you up and skiing or riding and having fun from your very first lesson,” says Ski and Snowboard School Manager Tim Stone.

Mountain Creek was recognized by the National Ski Area Association in 2013, winning the Conversion Cup Challenge for excellence in their beginner programs. If you are looking to start your own Olympic journey this winter, then there is no better place to start than Mountain Creek.

For those that aren’t interested in skiing or snowboarding, there is still plenty to experience at Mountain Creek. Mountain Creek features the DropZone Tubing Park, New Jersey’s only Alpine Mountain Coaster, and year-round Ziplining, along with lodging, dining and two top-rated day spas.

Learn to Ski or Snowboard lessons are available daily from 10am until 6pm. 24-hour advance reservation is recommended. Call 973-827-2000 for more information and reservations. Same day reservations cannot be made by phone. Guests looking to make reservations day-of must book on-site and lessons are based on availability. For more information, visit: http://winter.mountaincreek.com/lessons.

Mountain Creek is a unique gateway to the mountain lifestyle for millions of local urban and suburban adventure seekers. Mountain Creek is the NY metro area’s closest ski resort, located just 47 miles from the George Washington Bridge in Vernon, NJ. Mountain Creek offers over 167 acres of terrain on 4 mountain peaks with 100% night skiing and the region’s highest vertical.

Mountain Creek is also proud to host the region’s only true All-Mountain Terrain Park at Mountain Creek South. Its terrain parks have been rated among the best in both the east and the nation. Mountain Creek South has 17 park trails, 2 high-speed quad lifts, up to 100 features, and a freestyle oriented base lodge housing the Red Bull Skate Bowl.

1 comment

pat.navymom February 10, 2014 - 8:00 am

Snow–got more last evening. While watching the Olympics the last few days I saw some great snowboarding. Too bad this area just doesn’t have them or parks either.


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