High Point Ski Area: A Visitors Guide

High Point Ski Area

The High Point Ski Area is the most equipped and best groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe areas in NJ, and one of the few with equipment rentals.

High Point XC Ski Center
1480, Rt. 23
Sussex, NJ  07461

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm, Sat-Sun, holidays 8:00am-4:00pm (High Point State Park 8:00am-4:30pm) Night Skiing Wednesday 9am – 8pm

The High Point ski season runs from December 1st to end of March, depending on weather and snow conditions. Call ahead for snow conditions and operations.

Located in the beautiful northwest corner of New Jersey, the High Point Cross Country Ski Center offers a fantastic winter experience for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned skier or a beginner looking to try something new, this ski center has something for everyone.

At an elevation of over 1600 feet, it guarantees that High Point is the snowiest spot in the NYC/New Jersey metropolitan area.

One of the main attractions of the High Point Cross Country Ski Center is its well-maintained trails. With over 20 kilometers of groomed trails, skiers can explore the stunning winter landscape at their own pace. The trails are suitable for all skill levels, from easy and flat terrain for beginners to more challenging routes for experienced skiers.

In addition to the trails, the ski center also offers equipment rentals for those who don't have their own gear. This makes it convenient for visitors to try cross-country skiing without having to invest in expensive equipment. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always available to assist with fitting and provide tips for a successful skiing experience.

For those who want to take a break from skiing, the High Point Cross Country Ski Center also has a cozy lodge where visitors can warm up and enjoy a hot beverage. The lodge offers a welcoming atmosphere with comfortable seating and a fireplace, creating the perfect spot to relax and recharge before hitting the trails again.

Whether you're a local resident or visiting from out of town, the High Point Cross Country Ski Center is a must-visit destination for winter sports enthusiasts. With its beautiful trails, friendly staff, and cozy lodge, it's the perfect place to embrace the winter season and enjoy the beauty of nature. So, grab your skis and head to High Point Cross Country Ski Center for an unforgettable winter adventure.

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