Mountain Creek — Located just 47 miles from Manhattan in New Jersey’s Vernon Valley, Mountain Creek boasts one of the largest terrain parks in the Eastern United State. Said park, situated on the mountain’s South Side area, unfolds adjacent to the base area, which touts a snowboard shop and a lodge (complete with karaoke!). Despite the short ski season here (lasting from December to early March), and the fact that there’s less snow to play in (the average is 65 inches per year), its sheer proximity to New York City makes it popular in and of itself. Our Mountain Creek Travel Guide helps you trade the city for the mountain's nine lifts, which access terrain on four peaks (Granite, Bear, South, and Vernon), a full 63 acres of terrain park, and classes for aspiring freestylers of all ages.
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