Snow Report (973) 827-2000
New Jersey's largest ski resort has new owners and a new name, Mountain
Creek. The owners spent $20 Million for improvements and it will
top $50 Million within a few years. A new 8 person open-air Gondola
will be introduced this year as well as 2 high speed detachable
quads, 2 fixed grip quads and 2 magic carpet lifts (similar to the
sidewalkers at an airport). Mountain Creek houses 4 mountains covering
168 acres with 47 Trails, 11 Lifts, a half-pipe and 1040 vertical
feet. They offer day and night skiing, season passes, group discounts
and many other packages. For the snowboarders, they recently added
a 300 foot Halfpipe for training and showing off. MC has ski &
snowboard rentals and lessons, lodge with a restaurant, full service
bar, lockers, condominium rentals, a spa and country club. Call
Mountain Creek or visit their web site for lessons, group, condo,
spa and other pricing & directions
Hidden Valley is located right down the road from Mountain Creek.
With 11 trails, it is smaller than MC but is also less crowded.
They recently purchased new machinery which will increase their
snowmaking by 25%. There are 5 expert trails, 3 intermediate and
3 novice. They have 100% snowmaking, ski and snowboard rentals and
lessons, 1 triple and 2 double chair lifts. The lodge features a
full service restaurant, cocktail lounge and a cafeteria. They also
have a repair shop, boutique and lockers.
Campgaw is another small ski resort with 8 trails (3 easy, 4 intermediate
and 1 advanced), 5 lifts and an all new 650 foot snowtubing hill.
They have a lodge with food and a fireplace, a rental shop and a
certified ski-school. This is another great place to learn to ski.
Their season kicks off on December 12 and the hours are Monday -
Friday 1pm to 10pm, Saturday/Holidays 9am-10pm and Sundays 9am-5pm.
Bergen County residents receive a 20% discount Call Campgaw or visit
their web site for lesson, group and other pricing options and directions.