Mountain Creek has a unique way to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 212th birthday this Friday, February 12th. If you (or someone in your family knows the Gettysburg Address by heart, and you can recite the famous speech correctly and in its entirety to a staffer at Mountain Creek, you can earn a free lift ticket for the day.

The inspirational famed 272-word speech (the one that starts “four score and seven years ago…”) is a major part of Lincoln’s legacy. And Mountain Creek will reward the history buffs who show up on Friday and can recite the speech without making mistakes. Redeemable at South and Vernon Base Guest Experience Counters, the free lift ticket is valid for one day only, on Friday, February 12, 2021. Advanced purchases are required for all guests due to COVID, but this fun contest provides an exception to the rule.

So if you love skiing and snowboarding and have the speech memorized and have off on Friday, its the perfect time to hit the slopes in Vernon, NJ. With all the winter storms recently, it is prime skiing this year. There are 167 acres of winter trails over the four connected mountain peaks. There are trails for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, and plenty of beginner-friendly options.

There are COVID precautions in place. Social distancing is in place, and you’ll have to wear a mask during your visit and indoor spaces have capacity restrictions. Check the Mountain Creek website for more COVID protocols before you head out.