Conveniently located an hour from New York City, Mountain Creek Resort sits in the township of Vernon. As New Jersey’s largest ski resort, its four peaks offer 167 acres of terrain options suitable for all skill levels. With three terrain parks, long wide-open groomers and night skiing, there is something for everyone.
Mountain Creek’s extensive snowmaking system consists of an impressive fleet of more than 1,000 snowmaking guns that covers 100% of the ski resort to ensure the ultimate mountain experience. The base of the mountain sits at 440 feet with a summit of 1,480 feet, making for a vertical of 1,040 feet that skiers and riders can access via the resort’s 8 lifts. The ski area also offers winter snow tubing.
In the summer, Mountain Creek transforms into a water slide and bike park offering visitors mountain actives all year long.
Mountain Creek Resort is home to a variety of terrain, including excellent groomed trails and some of the best terrain parks in the East. The resort has an impressive 1,040 feet vertical drop serviced by a modern lift infrastructure and updated amenities, making it easy for visitors to access the resorts 46 trails.
The ski area averages 65 inches of snow a year and has an extensive snow making operation that covers approximately 100% of skiable terrain to ensure ideal conditions. The four peaks of the resort covers 167 acres, 67 of which are dedicated to freestyle terrain parks. Mountain Creek’s variety of terrain options provides visitors with endless fun.
The resort originally opened in 1965 as the Great Gorge Resort. In 1971, Great Gorge expanded to become Great Gorge North. By adding the new peak, Vernon Valley Ski Resort was opened. Eventually, the two resorts merged to create a three peak super resort that started offering summer water park actives. In 2015, the Koffman family became the sole owners of Mountain Creek Resort. Their mission since taking ownership has been to expand what the mountain can provide to its visitors.
Now Mountain Creek offers golf, spas, slope-side lodging and a mountain coaster, in addition the water slide park and winter actives.