Mountain Creek Ski Resort: A Visitors Guide

Mountain Creek Ski Resort

Mountain Creek Ski Resort is the largest ski area in New Jersey and offers downhill skiing, snow boarding, and snow tubing. Located just 47 miles from NYC, Mountain Creek offers 167 ski able acres on four mountain peaks.

Mountain Creek Ski Resort
Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462

Mountain Creek Ski Resort in Northwest New Jersey is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts. With its stunning mountain views and a wide range of activities, it offers a memorable experience for visitors of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned skier or a beginner looking to try something new, this resort has something for everyone.

One of the highlights of Mountain Creek Ski Resort is its extensive trail system. With over 50 trails on 167 ski-able acres, spanning four mountain peaks, there are plenty of terrains to explore. From gentle slopes for beginners to challenging runs for advanced skiers, you'll find a trail that suits your abilities.

The resort also offers a variety of terrain parks for snowboarders and freestyle skiers, complete with jumps, rails, and other features.

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Mountain Creek offers a range of other winter activities. You can try your hand at snow tubing, where you can slide down the slopes on an inflatable tube. For a more relaxing experience, you can take a scenic snowshoeing or cross-country skiing tour through the resort's picturesque trails.

When you need a break from the slopes, Mountain Creek has a variety of dining options to choose from. Whether you're in the mood for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, you'll find something to satisfy your cravings.

The resort also offers a range of accommodations, from cozy lodges to spacious condos, ensuring a comfortable stay for all visitors.
This full ski resort complex with lodging, dining, and nightly entertainment, features the Red Tail Lodge, a modern base lodge with three floors, two bars, a sit-down restaurant, and a retail store.

They also are well-equipped with a full range of rental equipment, and private and group lessons.

With its breathtaking scenery, diverse terrain, and range of activities, Mountain Creek Ski Resort in New Jersey is a must-visit destination for winter sports enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned skier or a first-time visitor, this resort has everything you need for an unforgettable winter getaway.

Mountain Stats:

  • The season runs from December - March.
  • Vertical: 1,040' summit. Elevation: 1,480.
  • Snow making coverage: 100%; 1,000 snow guns, resort-wide average snowfall: 65'' per year,
  • Total Trails: 50
  • Total Lifts: 8
  • Night Skiing: 100% of terrain
  • Snow Tubing: with 30 Full-Sized Lanes & 2 Magic Carpets
Mountain Creek Trail Map

The Pros & Cons of Mountain Creek


  • With four mountain peaks & eight lifts, it's the largest ski area in the region
  • Conveniently located to the high population areas of New Jersey & NY
  • Excellent for beginning skiers.
  • Excellent for beginning & intermediate snowboarders
  • Best visited Monday - Friday - less crowded
  • They have a dope terrain park
  • Available restaurant and equipment rental facilities
  • Professional Ski Instruction
  • Excellent snow making equipment
  • Best snow conditions are found on the main peak and trails
  • Offers some excellent on-line discount packaged deals, especially for students and groups. (check website)


  • Weekends and Holidays are very crowded
  • Trails tend to get icy on late afternoons, evenings, and busy weekends
  • Lots of beginners crowding the slopes
  • Parking can be inconvenient, Tip: For snow tubers, remain in the parking lot by the entrance and there will be a shuttle bus to take you to the snow tubing slopes
  • Restaurant facility food is priced high

 Ticket Information & Pricing

Season Passes

Ski & Snow Board Day Tickets & passes

Equipment Rentals

Resort Overnight Lodging

Mountain Creek Appalacian Hotel
Mountain Creek - The Appalachian & Black Creek Sanctuary
A luxury hotel and vacation condo rental for visitors to Mountain Creek and the surrounding area. Offers slopeside accommodations right at the base of Vernon Peak. The Appalachian offers spacious studio, one and two bedroom units complete with kitchens, working fireplaces and mountainside views. The Vernon Valley area offers good dining options, 12 golf courses, antiquing, wineries, horseback riding, apple orchards, quaint shops, stunning state parks, the Space Farms zoo, hiking and of course, world-class snowboarding, skiing and snow tubing in the winter at Mountain Creek. Ideal for a family getaway or romantic weekend.