Best Ski and Snowboard Mountains In New Jersey

Best Ski and Snowboard Mountains In New Jersey

List of the best ski and snowboard mountains in New Jersey, including: Mountain creek, Big Snow and Campgaw

New Jersey is known for being second place to New York, and in many ways their skiing and snowboarding options are the same. New Jersey does not have as many ski resorts as New York and the ones that they do have, do not live up to New York's high standard. The few resorts that New Jersey does have are each one of a kind. Mountain Creek has a massive terrain park, Big Snow is an indoor skiing area and Campgaw is small but, is the perfect place to learn.

Listed below is the phone number, address, some stats about the best ski and snowboard mountains in New Jersey.

Ski and Snowboard Mountains and Resorts in New Jersey

Big Snow - American dream

Tel: (973) 864-6600
Address: 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Number of trails: 3
Number of lifts: 3
Terrain parks: 1
Skiable acres: 4

The average American ski resort stays open for only five to six months a year (155 days) but, Big Snow at the American Dream mall is quite different as it is indoors and can stay open all year round. Despite being the smallest ski slope in the North East, it is unique because it is the only ski slope in the North East that is open for 365 days a year. This one of a kind slope opened on December 5th, 2019 and is actually located inside the massive mall complex located in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Because the slope is located indoors, it means that the snow conditions are always consistent and riders do not need to worry about any wind or below freezing temperatures that often make skiing at the mountains less than fun. Big Snow only has three paths for riders to go down, they offer a variety of conditions. They have a bunny hill for lessons, a simple path that goes straight to the base of the chair lift and a slope with a small terrain park for more experienced riders who need a place to practice their tricks during their off-season. Big snow only allows 500 guests in the park at any one time and they offer slope access for two hours at a time, for skiers and riders that want a quick fix. Bigger parties and corporate outings are welcome to come and rent out the slopes for exclusive use and for an extended period if they want. Although most skiers and riders reservations are not required, for bigger parties the reservation needs to be made farther out in advance.

Mountain Creek

Tel: (973) 827-2000
Address: Vernon Township, New Jersey
Number of trails: 46
Number of lifts: 9
Terrain parks: 18
Skiable acres: 167

Mountain Creek is located in Sussex County, New Jersey and is only 47 miles away from the George Washington Bridge. The resort was originally opened in 1971 under the name “Great Gorge North”. Today, Mountain Creek is known as one of the premiere mountains close to NYC for snowboarders and skiers who are looking to practice their tricks. The mountain has a dedicated team whose job is just to keep all of their 18 terrain parks at the cutting edge of what is possible on the snow. “Twist” is their smallest park that offers little jumps and box grinds for practice and “The Arena” is their biggest park that changes regularly from a 30 foot half-pipe to 25 foot snow jumps and curvy bar grinds for professional competitors.


Tel: (201) 327-7800
Address: 200 Campgaw Road Mahwah, NJ 07430
Number of trails: 14
Number of lifts: 4
Terrain parks: 1
Skiable acres: 15

Campgaw Mountain is a privately owned ski area located in Mahwah New Jersey, it is only 45 miles from the George Washington bridge. The mountain is considered to be very small but it is perfect for beginners to learn how to ski and snowboard. There are only two two person chair lifts and they take riders either half up the mountain or to the top, steeper part, of the mountain. The hardest trail is “Lenape”, a double black diamond and the easiest is a green trail called “Minisink”.