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 ticket 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 work with Mountain Creek Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mountain Creek's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mountain Creek around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mountain Creek Mountain 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, 0.3 square miles, or 0.7 square kilometers.
Mountain Creek's slopes see on average 65 inches (1.7 meters) of snowfall a year.
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 Creek Ski Resort Difficulty Level
41.5out of 100
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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.
Skiable Terrain 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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Hackettstown, NJ.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840 USA
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Getting to Mountain Creek Mountain 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 Airport||EWR||New York, NJ||36 mi|
|LaGuardia Airport||LGA||New York, NY||50 mi|
|John F. Kennedy International Airport||JFK||New York, NY||56 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 Airport||ABE||Allentown, PA||35 mi|
|Trenton Mercer Airport||TTN||Trenton, NJ||39 mi|
|Northeast Philadelphia Airport||PNE||Philadelphia, PA||53 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.
|Winter4Kids (Youth Only)||Vernon Twp, NJ||1,435 ft||45%||14 mi|
|Shawnee Mountain||East Stroudsburg, PA||1,350 ft||37%||18 mi|
|Camelback Mountain||Tannersville, PA||2,050 ft||39%||31 mi|
|Campgaw Mountain||Mahwah, NJ||720 ft||14%||35 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||37%||39 mi|
|Big Boulder||Lake Harmony, PA||2,175 ft||31%||43 mi|
|Greek Peak Mountain||New York, NY||2,100 ft||40%||43 mi|
|Jack Frost||White Haven, PA||2,000 ft||43%||47 mi|
|Tuxedo Ridge||Central Valley, NY||1,400 ft||30%||50 mi|
|Bear Creek Mountain||Macungie, PA||1,110 ft||36%||52 mi|
|Spring Mountain||Schwenksville, PA||528 ft||26%||53 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||35%||56 mi|
|Montage Mountain||Scranton, PA||1,960 ft||46%||57 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||13%||62 mi|
|Whitetail Mountain||Mercersburg, PA||1,800 ft||41%||69 mi|
|Elk Mountain||Union Dale, PA||2,693 ft||48%||72 mi|
|Belleayre Mountain||Highmount, NY||3,429 ft||43%||74 mi|
|Thunder Ridge||Patterson, NY||1,270 ft||29%||79 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||38%||90 mi|
|Roundtop||Unityville, PA||1,400 ft||43%||94 mi|
|Woodbury Ski Area||Woodbury, CT||850 ft||34%||97 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||55%||97 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||49%||99 mi|
Mountain Creek Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,480 ft|
|Base Elevation||440 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,040 ft|
(20% Beginner, 57% Intermediate, 23% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||65 inches|