Mountain Creek Ski Resort

Mountain Creek Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New Jersey in USA. The resort is in the town of Hackettstown, NJ. We recently ranked all of New Jersey's ski resorts, so you can see where Mountain Creek stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Mountain Creek is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Mountain Creek Ski Resort.

Mountain Creek Lodging:

Mountain Creek Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mountain Creek has a total of 41 ski trails, which are serviced by 9 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mountain Creek is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 167 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 68 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
167(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Mountain Creek Ski Resort Elevation

Mountain Creek Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,480 feet, or 451 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 440 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,040 feet (317 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Mountain Creek has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,480'(451 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,040'(317 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
440'(134 m)

Mountain Creek Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
40out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Mountain Creek can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Mountain Creek has 167 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mountain Creek is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
20%(33 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
57%(95 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
23%(38 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Mountain Creek Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mountain Creek can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Mountain Creek Ski Resort Location

Mountain Creek Ski Resort is located in the state of New Jersey, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Hackettstown, NJ.

Hackettstown, NJ 07840 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
40.84000, -74.82000

Getting to Mountain Creek Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mountain Creek Ski Resort), its coordinates of 40.84000, -74.82000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Hackettstown, NJ to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mountain Creek Ski Resort.

Newark Liberty International AirportEWRNew York, NJ36 mi
LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY50 mi
John F. Kennedy International AirportJFKNew York, NY56 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mountain Creek.

Lehigh Valley International AirportABEAllentown, PA35 mi
Trenton Mercer AirportTTNTrenton, NJ39 mi
Northeast Philadelphia AirportPNEPhiladelphia, PA53 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mountain Creek Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mountain Creek Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Winter4Kids (Youth Only)Vernon Twp, NJ1,435 ft43%14 mi
Shawnee MountainEast Stroudsburg, PA1,350 ft36%18 mi
Camelback MountainTannersville, PA2,050 ft38%31 mi
Campgaw MountainMahwah, NJ720 ft14%35 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%39 mi
Big BoulderLake Harmony, PA2,175 ft30%43 mi
Greek Peak MountainNew York, NY2,100 ft39%43 mi
Jack FrostWhite Haven, PA2,000 ft41%47 mi
Tuxedo RidgeCentral Valley, NY1,400 ft29%50 mi
Bear Creek MountainMacungie, PA1,110 ft35%52 mi
Spring MountainSchwenksville, PA528 ft25%53 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%56 mi
Montage MountainScranton, PA1,960 ft44%57 mi
SawkillWallkill, NY2,215 ft12%62 mi
Whitetail MountainMercersburg, PA1,800 ft39%69 mi
Elk MountainUnion Dale, PA2,693 ft46%72 mi
BelleayreHighmount, NY3,429 ft42%74 mi
Thunder RidgePatterson, NY1,270 ft28%79 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%90 mi
RoundtopUnityville, PA1,400 ft41%94 mi
WoodburyWoodbury, CT850 ft33%97 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%97 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%99 mi

Mountain Creek Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,480 ft
Base Elevation440 ft
Vertical Drop1,040 ft
(20% Beginner,  57% Intermediate,  23% Expert)
Skiable Acres167
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mountain Creek Ski Resort Mountain Stats