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Mountain Creek, New Jersey

The Best Skiing and Riding Experience

Located just 47 miles form New York City, Mountain Creek has undergone a complete transformation with more than $500 million of improvements. The state-of-the-art snowmaking system and the recently upgraded lifts have made skiing and riding on the 44 trails across 4 peaks the ultimate winter experience. A vertical of more than 1,000 feet combined with new trails, terrain parks, a halfpipe and brand new base lodge have quickly made Mountain Creek the premier winter resort in the region.

The $8.5 million in new snowmaking equipment is powerful enough to cover MetLife Stadium with two feet of snow every hour. Plus, we designed our system to operate at maximum efficiency at marginal temperatures -- so we can make snow when everyone else is still waiting for the temperatures to drop.

Lifts include a high-speed eight-passenger gondola (the first of its kind in North America), two high-speed quad chair lifts, two fixed grip quad chair lifts, a new fixed grip double, and two beginner conveyor lifts. We eliminated 13 old lifts, but the uphill capacity is greater than ever before.

Night skiing and riding on every trail means that the fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down.

Look no further for alternative winter fun - snow tubing is the perfect family outdoor activity. Our snow tubing area is now the largest in the country, featuring 30 lanes and a dedicated magic carpet lift. Tubing is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays, and is available for groups of 40 or more only Mondays through Wednesdays.

Mountain Creek is close to home -- within an hour or two of most of New Jersey and New York City. It is an easy day trip or a quick weekend getaway with lovely accommodations available at the slope side Appalachian Hotel or nearby Black Creek Sanctuary.


"The most accessible ski resort in the East"
~ Ski Magazine's reader's survey


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Mountain Statistics for Mountain Creek
Base Elevation: 440 ft (134 meters)
Summit Elevation: 1,480 ft (451 m)
Vertical Drop: 1,040 ft (317 m)
Skiable Area: 167 acres (68 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 65 in (165 cm)
Longest Run: 10,560 ft (3,219 m)
Snowmaking: 100 %
Number of Lifts: 9
Uphill Lift Capacity: 16,000 per hour
Types of Lifts: 2 Magic Carpets
1 Fixed Grip Double
1 Triple Chair
2 Fixed Grip Quads
2 Detachable quads
1 Gondola (8 person)
Number of Trails: 41
Trail Ratings for Mountain Creek
Easiest: Easiest 20%
More Difficult: More Difficult 57%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 20%
Experts Only: Experts Only 3%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Mountain Creek
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Restricted Areas: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Half Pipe: Yes
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes