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Mountain Creek offers plenty of winter outdoor fun

High cascade camper, enjoying time on the mountain
High cascade camper, enjoying time on the mountain
Mountain Creek website

Northern New Jersey does not disappoint when it comes to winter outdoor fun. In the town of Vernon, just under an hour from Paterson, Mountain Creek offers affordable and accessible activities for families of all ages and abilities.

It is no secret that New Jersey is currently covered from top to bottom in a giant layer of snow, so why not make the most out of it.

As February is slowly coming to a close and temperatures are starting to rise to normal winter conditions, it may be time to grab the kids and head outside for some daytime adventures.

Mountain Creek is New Jersey's number one Ski and Snowboard resort. It boasts 167 skiable acres spread across four different peaks with night skiing on 100% of their trails. So you can hit the slopes any time of the day.

If you have never been to the slopes, Mountain Creek offers a variety of lessons for all experience levels. anywhere from group lessons and private lessons for beginners to kids camps for those under the age of 7. You don't need to own any eqiptment either, just show up ready for fun. You can rent everything from snowboards and skis, to helmets and poles for under $50.

If you are more skilled and ready for a bit more excitement Mountain Creek features the region’s only All Mountain Terrain Park, coming it at 65 acres. Their terrain park is nationally renowned and recently named a Top 5 Park in the nation in Freeskier’s 2012 Resort Poll.

Mountain Creek has plenty of activities for the day triper who doesn’t want to spend all day on the slopes. For just $25 on the weekends, you can spend a few hours riding down the hills on great big inflatable snow tubes. No skilled required, but lots of fun involved.

Since Mountain Creek merged with Crystal Springs Resort next door to them in 2010 they offer a full variety of resort activities, including multiple fine dining restaurants, and 2 luxury day spas.

This winter does not have to keep you locked indoors. There are plenty of fun, affordable activities to get the blood flowing and the kids excited located just right there Northwest New Jersey.

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