You can view the fun events and activities of the 2019 Summer by Clicking (HERE)
The beginning of the 2019 - 2020 ski season
established a new record for the earliest opening of the Mountain Creek Ski
Resort by hosting skiing on Saturday, November 16th. Buffy & John
were present to enjoy first runs on the Sugar Slope with friends working at the
Resort and die-hard ski and riding buddies. As in the past we plan to
track the number of days on snow.
The results are below.
* Hidden Valley Club is
now called The National Winter Activity Center & is closed to
public skiing. ** a new on snow record replacing the last by 9
* Buffy and John
continue to work with their friends on the ASPMC Board of Directors to grow
the Adaptive Sports Program at Mountain Creek that provides athletes with
special needs to learn about and enjoy the fun associated with winter sports
and recreational activities in the summer.
Adaptive Sports Program at Mountain Creek Board of Directors: Front
- Peter Gagliardo, Buffy Whiting, John Whiting, Tim Stone, Louise Staley -
Back - Derrick Washington, Maria Bournias, Mountain Creek GM/VP Charles
Blier, and Program Coordinator Stephen Baumann
* Christmas Day was special this year. We kept the tradition
of giving our Mountain Creek staff friends home made cookies as and expression
of our appreciation for all they do to make our skiing fun. View the article entitled Cookies for staffers a Christmas tradition" and photos online by clicking HERE
We also had the privilege of sharing a special Christmas event with our
friends Santa (Keith) Collins and Mrs. (Loraine) Clause and friends as they
provided good and presents to visitors to the Vernon VFW. View the article entitled "Township resident performs an act of Christmas kindness" and photos online by clicking HERE.
Buffy & John Xmas elves
Christmas cookies to the MC staff
Keith "Santa" Collins with visitors to his special event
Buffy and John enjoyed skiing with friends Lou and Ed on Wednesday,
December 19th for their 15th day on the slopes. Ed took the photo below
of us on the Cab.
John, Buffy and ski buddy Lou on the Cab at Mountain Creek headed for the top for another
* Again in 2019 daughter Denise and husband Patrick hosted the annual
family Christmas get-together and dinner. It was a fun time that
included sister Peg, son Brad and his son JT and other grand kids Meredith, Lilianna and Reilly Jones.
Denise (front - 2nd from
right) and Patrick Jones (back left) host the 2019 family Christmas Party
History was made with the opening of BigSnow at the American Dream Mall, the
first indoor ski resort in America and Buffy and John were there photographing
the event and writing a press release about this memorable event. A photo album entitled "2019 The Historical Opening of BigSnow the 1st Indoor Ski Resort". Click on the hypertext and see the fun we had at the opening of BigSnow.
John, Joe Hession, Joe Hession Sr., Buffy ready to
John, Patrick Hession, Donna Weinbrecht, MC friends, and
John waves from the lift with Buffy and friend at
The Media Credentials feature BigSnow Mascot "Big"
* Buffy & John enjoyed a fun Thanksgiving Dinner with friends and family at
Buffy's sister Irene's in Saugerties, NY and headed west to Belleayre Mountain
for the season opening. It was a fun 2 days with more to come.
Buffy & John enjoy Thanksgiving at sister Irene's home with family
...and ski the next day at Belleayre with lift ops friend John
Buffy participated in the record early opening of the Mountain Creek Resort on
Saturday, November 16th by photographing and producing a newspaper article
memorializing this historical achievement and enjoying some runs with friends
on the Sugar Slope. To view the web edition the article click
If you are
thinking about Christmas gifts for your wife, John
has published his 15th book "The
Women's Guide to Learning to Play Golf for Fun!". The book was
written to provide women, wives, and girlfriends who may wish to join their
friends, husbands, and boy friends for a fun round of golf. The book
details how to make learning to play golf easy and fun. The book is
available online at
Lulu.com in paperback and eBook editions.