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Covid Details

Get all the COVID-19 information you need to know before you go. All information is provided by the resort and updated regularly as processes and policies change.

Reservations

Resort policies and procedures.

Is a reservation required for lift access
Yes

Lift Reservation URL

Is a reservation required for parking
No

Base Lodge(s)

Are the base lodge(s) open
No

Are there rules/restrictions at the base lodge(s)
Yes

Are masks required
Yes

Base Lodge Regulation

Limited lodge access - reservations required for dining, lessons, rentals, and more. 

Lift Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lifts
Yes

If lift capacity is less than 100%, please specify amount
50%

Lift Regulations

You will only ride the chairlift with those who you came with. 

Dining Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions for on-mountain dining
Yes

Dining Indoors
Yes

If available at less than 100% capacity, please specify %
50%

Dining Regulations

Reservations required. Link available online. 

Ski School

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski school
Yes

Ski School Regulations

Reservations required. 

Ski Rental Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski rentals
Yes

Ski Rental Regulations

Reservations Required

Transportation

Are there rules/restrictions on public transportation
No

Lodging Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lodging
No

Elevation

  • 1480ft
    Summit
  • 1040ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 440ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
  • 10
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    24%

  • Intermediate Runs

    46%

  • Advanced Runs

    30%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    46

  • Terrain Parks

    3

  • Night Skiing

    167 ac

  • Longest Run

    2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    167 ac

  • Snow Making

    167 ac

Overview

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.   

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Mountain Creek Terrain

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. 

Best Breakfast in Town

  • Vernon Nordic House : A traditional Nordic house owned by Vikings, Lars & Sven, the Vernon Nordic House is a bakery and gift shop. Stop here for a unique, cultural experience, coffee, and yummy treats. 233 NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ 07462
  • Mixing Bowl Restaurant: Mixing Bowl Restaurant prides itself on having “big city variety, small town prices”. Perfect for breakfast or brunch their menu offers homemade favorites. 4 Church St, Vernon Township, NJ 07462

Lunch

  • Kink: Perfect for the entire family, Kink offers an American BBQ menu with a pretty extensive beer list. Open seven days of the week and located on the second floor of the South Lodge, it’s irresistible to resort visitors. 200 State Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462

Dinner

  • Hawks Nest: The Hawks Nest is Mountain Creek’s intimate, gourmet restaurant. Awarding-winning chefs craft a refined menu that compliments the oversized fireplace and breathtaking mountain views. 200 State Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462
  • Wing’s Asian Bistro: Wing’s Asian Bistro has an extensive Japanese, Chinese and Thai menu that can be ordered for takeout or dine in. A mile away from the base of Mountain Creek, Wing’s is a must for those craving Asian cuisine after a day on the mountain. 281 NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ 07462

Après/Nightlife

  • Uncorked Wines and Spirits: While a bit of a drive from the resort, it’s your best choice for some amazing wines and a great view. Take advantage of a wine tasting or other event. 9 Marshall Hill Road, West Milford, NJ 07480

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/19/202004/04/2021
  • Days Open Last Year
    90
  • Projected Days Open
    100
  • Years Open
    56
  • Average Snowfall
    65"

Gallery: Mountain Creek Resort

Mountain Creek Resort Reviews

Judd Schechtman
22nd December 20205
Mountain Creek This is not hyperbole: MC is absolutely one of my favorite mountains in the entire world, and I have skiied...Full review
Jan
20th December 20201
Teenagers making, drinking, vaping and not wearing masks. Pushing in line. limited security staff.Full review
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Current Conditions: Mountain Creek Resort

Latest Snowfall

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Current Weather

Jan 23

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