only 1 hr from NYC, good for improving
small vertical, barely any advanced runs
I've been going to Mt. Creek since it was called Vernon Valley and it is a great place for beginners. Its really close to NYC so you can drive out there for a day of riding/skiing which is great for those days off from work mid-week. The vertical isn't the greatest and typically the snow is mostly manufactured but that's expected for NJ. With that being said, the snowmaking is pretty good and again this resort is all about convenience for us New Yorkers.