Best Ski Resorts and Lodges for Kids and Families in NJ | Your Complete Guide to Skiing in NJ and Beyond!

New Jersey is home to a few resorts in the state have organized trails of varying difficulties that novice and expert skiers can conquer during the season. If there's no snowfall, don't worry. The location will set out snow to make sure you can spend your day on the slopes! Cozy up with some hot chocolate in the lounge at the end of it. Fully updated on 7-8-20

Try out their mountaintop Terrain Park!

Mountain Creek's Terrain Park stretches across two mountain peaks with a variety of parks for all sorts of ability levels. From large rails to high jumps they have everything you need to put your skills to the test! 

Mountain Creek

  973-827-2000 | Sussex County

Vernon, New Jersey

Skiing in NJ

Mountain Creek offers slopes and slopes of fun! Grab your skiis or rent a pair to enjoy fun and thrilling rides down easy, medium, difficult, or even more difficult courses! They have something for every skill level, including lessons! Stop by indoors for fine dining or a delicious and quick hot chocolate... Read More

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Beautiful hiking in the summer!

In the warmer months, you can hike and climb to the top of the Tourne to enjoy beautiful NYC skyline views on a clear day. It's known for the panoramic views and surrounding points of interest. 

Tourne County Park

  973-326-7600 | Morris County

Boonton, New Jersey

Skiing in NJ

Tourne County Park is open to all visitors and covers an expansive amount of land with trails, picnic sites, and more! Bring your skiis to enjoy cross country skiing through the park on a winter day. You can also sled, snowshoe, and mor... Read More

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Now with a Youth Ski League!

High Point's Youth Ski League introduces children in grades 1 through 8 to the wonders of cross country skiing. Monthly events at High Point XC Ski Center allow all children to enjoy games, activities, and outdoor adventures. They will learn about healthy eating, proper winter attire, and fitnesss all while having tons of winter fun!

High Point Cross Country Ski Center

  973-702-1222 | Sussex County

Sussex, New Jersey

Skiing in NJ

High Point Cross Country Ski Center has a variety of trails for different preferences and skill levels. Plan a winter trip to see all it has to offer. You can get tickets for a full day, half day, or a season pass. They also provide rentals, lessons, and have trail report that you can check prior to see how it's looking... Read More

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Try out their mountaintop Terrain Park!

Mountain Creek's Terrain Park stretches across two mountain peaks with a variety of parks for all sorts of ability levels. From large rails to high jumps they have everything you need to put your skills to the test! 

Mountain Creek

 973-827-2000 | Sussex County

Skiing in NJ

Vernon, New Jersey

Mountain Creek offers slopes and slopes of fun! Grab your skiis or rent a pair to enjoy fun and thrilling rides down easy, medium, difficult, or even more difficult courses! They have something for every skill level, including lessons! Stop by indoors for fine dining or a delicious and quick hot chocolate... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Beautiful hiking in the summer!

In the warmer months, you can hike and climb to the top of the Tourne to enjoy beautiful NYC skyline views on a clear day. It's known for the panoramic views and surrounding points of interest. 

Tourne County Park

 973-326-7600 | Morris County

Skiing in NJ

Boonton, New Jersey

Tourne County Park is open to all visitors and covers an expansive amount of land with trails, picnic sites, and more! Bring your skiis to enjoy cross country skiing through the park on a winter day. You can also sled, snowshoe, and mor... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Now with a Youth Ski League!

High Point's Youth Ski League introduces children in grades 1 through 8 to the wonders of cross country skiing. Monthly events at High Point XC Ski Center allow all children to enjoy games, activities, and outdoor adventures. They will learn about healthy eating, proper winter attire, and fitnesss all while having tons of winter fun!

High Point Cross Country Ski Center

 973-702-1222 | Sussex County

Skiing in NJ

Sussex, New Jersey

High Point Cross Country Ski Center has a variety of trails for different preferences and skill levels. Plan a winter trip to see all it has to offer. You can get tickets for a full day, half day, or a season pass. They also provide rentals, lessons, and have trail report that you can check prior to see how it's looking... Read More

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Complete List of Ski Resorts in NJ NY and PA


Campgaw Mountain
200 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ, 201-327-7800
Located in Mahwah NJ, this is one of the best places to go skiing in the NJ Tri-state area if you want to learn how to ski or snowboard. They have great programs where they offer lessons for all experience levels. This is also the closest resort to NYC. Campgaw offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Come enjoy the short lift lines to be had at the North Jersey ski resort. Season passes are available.


Camelback Mountain Resort
301 Resort Drive, Tannersville, PA, 570-629-1661
Camelback is an awesome ski resort just hours outside of NJ! Are you looking for an escape from the everyday? Whether you're a first-time skier or a seasoned pro, Camelback is sure to meet all of your skiing needs! They have 33 trails ranging from gentle beginner to the intermediate, pulse-pounding steeps. 100% of the mountain is equipped with lights for nighttime thrills. They also have two terrain parks with their own lifts to accommodate snowboarders, complete with a pipe dragon groomed half pipe. For a different adventure try the snow tubing park, no lessons or skills required. It has 9 runs and 4 tows, the kids will never tire of the thrills. They also offer a children's learning center where kids will learn how to ski in no time. 100% chance of snow, guaranteed!


Blue Mountain Ski Area
1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, PA, 610-826-7700
Highest verticals and longest ski run in PA! Head down to Blue Mountain Ski Area and Resort for a weekend of skiing, snowboarding, and tubing! Experience the thrill as you ski down the highest vertical in PA! Just a short drive outside of NJ, you could come down for the day or spend the weekend! There is something for everyone in your family to enjoy, no matter how experienced they are in winter sports. Visit one of their 6 unique terrain parks with miles of trails and features for freestylers, carvers, and tricksters! Ask about their lessons programs and discounts! Only 2 hours outside of NJ!

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
401 Hollow Road. East Stroudsburg, PA 18301, 570-421-7231
One of the best Ski spots in the Poconos. Shawnee offers ALL NEW Tandem (two-person) Snow Tubes at Shawnee's Pocono Plunge Snow Tubing Park. They have a teaching area also which is located between lower Bushkill Trail and Little Chief Slope. There is plenty of area lodging. Great place for kids as Shawnee Mountain offers a babysitting service!

Jack Frost Big Boulder Poconos Resorts
Blakeslee PA, 570-443-8425
Jack Frost Big Boulder Poconos Resorts is located in the heart of Pennsylvania's scenic Pocono Mountains. Their Pocono resort is the ideal destination for your next Pocono vacation. You'll find the best skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and more at Jack Frost.

Ski Big Bear
192 Karl Hope BLVD, Lackawaxen PA, 570-226-8585
Ski Big Bear is the perfect place to learn to ski or snowboard. They have gentle learner slopes, affordable rentals and quality instruction will have you making turns in no time. Private ski and snowboard lessons are available throughout the day and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Whitetail Resort
Mercersburg PA - About 3 1/2 hours from Central Jersey
This is a great weekend getaway in a beautiful area of PA. Whitetail offers amazing skiing on their mountain. It is a great resort for snow tubing as well. Snow tubing is a lot like sledding, only much more fun, and much less work! Sit back and enjoy the ride down one of their 16 tubing lanes, then head back to the top of the hill the easy way..... Our conveyor lift! You are an expert on the very first time out!! It truly is FUN FOR ALL AGES!!


Places to Go Skiing n the Adirondacks


Dry Hill Ski Area
18160 Alpine Ridge Road Watertown, NY, 315-782-8584
This is the area's favorite ski resort for families with kids. Their mountain resort offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing areas as well as their infamous Fireside Lounge.


Gore Mountain
793 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek, NY, 518-251-5026


Lapland Lake
139 Lapland Lake Road Northville, NY, 518-863-4974 


Snow Ridge 
4173 West Road, Turin, NY, 13473, 315-348-8456

Whiteface Mountain
5021 Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997, 518-946-2223

 

Wintertime Camping!

Finding the best spots for camping in the winter is a big job. A lot of campgrounds are closed or don't have the right resources or setup that you need. We've found the top 3 camping spots for the winter season in the state. There may even be spots to ski or sled nearby!

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