Close to NYC, Terrain Parks, Triple Play
Crowded, Expensive, Poor Snow, Not family friendly
I am a snowboarder who loves terrain parks and lives in northern NJ, so for me Mountain Creek is the best I can do. The transformation of South Peak and Bear into 100% terrain park is great. Making people take the park quiz to ride the lifts there is even better because it keeps the families out of the freestyle terrain. Mountain Creek's snow, though, is very icy and gets worn over very quickly. It also gets very crowded on weekends. The mountain has a small vertical and few advanced runs, so good luck there.
Overall, Mountain Creek is by far the best ski area in Jersey (there is only 3, 2 of which are jokes). If you cannot get up to Hunter, Mountain Creek is a decent alternate. The Triple Play card every season is a deal too.