Mountain Creek ski vacations in Vernon, New Jersey offer diverse and progressive conditions that provide numerous advantages for beginners, mid-level skiers, and advanced riders. Mountain Creek ski area has made a mission out of accommodating every level, even though it is best known for its challenging black diamond and double black diamond trails. More than 40 trails combined with a cutting-edge tubing park put Mountain Creek on the list of excellent family ski resorts in New Jersey, a premium selection for furthering advanced skills and appreciating solid freestyle experience, and enjoying mountainside lodging.
Four main mountain peaks—Vernon, Bear, Granite, and South—comprise a great number of advanced level ski runs at Mountain Creek Ski Resort. Summit elevations rise above 1,400 feet, which is excellent for New Jersey’s geography. Averages include 65 inches of natural snow and a mid-December to mid-March ski season. The ability to cover most of the 170 acres of skiable terrain with manmade snow creates valuable conditions in an area not often thought of as a destination for ski vacations.
Mountain Creek ski trails total 41 with 7 beginner, 26 intermediate, 8 advanced, and 1 pro trail. Altogether, all ski runs comprise 16 miles of downhill fun ideal for anyone visiting the mountain, whether a first timer or a returning expert. When skiing or snowboarding isn’t an option, or a break from skiing is needed, 8 tubing lanes at Mountain Creek ski area provide more fun and adventure without the need for too much balance to keep up. A tube lift and full lighting for the evening make tubing as accessible as ski areas.
Mountain Creek ski equipment is noticeably modern and well maintained. One detachable gondola lifts eight at a time while two-high speed quad chairs, four fixed grip chairs (quads, triples, and a double) and one magic carpet accommodate thousands of summit-bound skiers. Ski and snowboard gear is also readily available from the rental shop at Mountain Creek Ski Resort which has more than 2,000 sets of skis and snowboards and counting. Once geared up and ready to go, hit the slopes or head to pre-arranged ski lessons. Mountain Creek ski lessons are available for kids, youth, and adults both privately or in a group. One key feature is Mountain Creek staff also provide lessons within the terrain park for anyone requiring some advice to go freestyle.
Lodging is always a requirement during the season, whether for out-of-towners or locals who want a wintertime break. Mountain Creek Ski Resort features Mountainside Suites available daily, weekly, and even monthly. Suites include private baths, kitchenettes or kitchens, gas fireplaces, Internet, digital television, and private parking. Enjoy a patio or balcony, hot tubs, and a heated pool. With mountain views, a sauna, and fitness center, and easy access ski lockers, the suits are ideal and come at a good bargain. They are also available for ten-hour sessions for the ultimate in convenience.
There are lots of things to do all around the Mountain Creek ski area. Check out hot new bands at Cobbletone Village, the onsite sound stage featuring weekend live music and karaoke. There are prize packs to give away each weekend and loads of entertainment apres ski. Mountain Creek also features several shopping opportunities, mainly for winter gear. Three food and drink choices on South Peak and three distinct spots on Vernon create choices for family dining, grabbing a quick bite, or tossing back some drinks and bar snacks.