High Point Cross Country Ski Center

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Sussex, NJ  US
Contact Info / Directions
(973) 702-1222
KM of TRAILS 25/km
Trail Fee? Yes
Ski Rental? Yes

More About High Point Cross Country Ski Center

About

16 ft wide trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing using the same snowcat they used during the last winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Snowcat grooming has the advantage of preparing the snow for better skiing in the most challenging weather and snow conditions. Bring your dog for skijoring. The trail layout makes it the best for beginner skiers, but expert skiers can test themselves on the "Norwegian Hill". Keep an eye out for the abundance of wildlife.

In the shadow of the High Point Monument, at the northernmost tip of New Jersey, is the High Point XC Ski Ctr. Discover an alpine hollow of lakes, trees, wildlife, and sweeping vistas in the Tri-state area. With most of the trails over 1600 ft in elevation it guarantees that High Point is the snowiest spot in the greater New York City metropolitan area. Trails are marked by National Standards - everything from Beginner to Expert. Skijorers are welcome with their dogs on a leash. The highest point on the snowshoe trail, 1803 ft. is also the state summit. Trails are wide and groomed for both skating and classic skiing on all 15 km. Additional 8 km of single track is available for designated snowshoeing passing the highest point in New Jersey, 1803 ft. Several locations on the ski trails have views over the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York states. The High Point State park is known for its abundance

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Trail Maps

High Point XC Ski Ctr. Trail Map
National easiest, more difficult, most difficult marking of ski & snowshoe trails, numbered intersections, scale, snowmaking, services, view points, contour lines,

Trail Fees

Prices last updated 11/11/2011.
Weekend Weekday
Half Day Full Day Half Day Full Day
Adult 15.00 18.00 12.00 15.00
Senior 13.00 16.00 10.00 13.00
Junior 13.00 16.00 10.00 13.00

Tickets - More Info
All trails are checked by National Ski Patrol. Intersections have directional signs, difficulty level markers, numbered according to the map, and distances to the next trail or location. The trails are covered by wood chips, gravel roads, or paved. Season passes are available and the season may be 3 weeks or 3 months. A new snowmaking system is planned for 2011/2012.. Half day ticket pricing starts at 1:00.

Ski Rental Prices

Skis Snowshoes
Adult - Standard Package 22.00 19.00
Junior - Standard Package 20.00 17.00
Senior - Standard Package 20.00 17.00

Information last updated 11/11/2011.

More About Rentals
Snowshoe rental prices for jr., sr., and half day are less. Opportunities to try ski and snowshoe equipment for free is available during special events i.e. Winter Trails on 7 Jan or Ski Fest 5 Feb. Ask for pricing on Demo (high end) skis, boot, poles for skating or classic skiing.

Mountain Stats

Mountain Terrain Season/Hours
Trails Groomed Yes
Groomed for Skating Yes
Has Rental Skis Yes
Trail Fee? Yes
Summit 1,803 Ft / 550 M
Base 1,325 Ft / 404 M
Vertical 478 Ft / 146 M
km of Trails 25/km
Acres 255 Ac / 103 Hc
Annual Snow 110" / 279cm
Snowmaking 26%
60%
15%
25%
0%
Season:
From 12/1/2011 to 3/30/2012
Sunday: 8-4
Monday: 9-4
Tuesday: 9-4
Wednesday: 9-4
Thursday: 9-4
Friday: 9-4
Saturday: 8-4
Mountain
Trails Groomed Yes
Groomed for Skating Yes
Has Rental Skis Yes
Trail Fee? Yes
Summit 1,803 Ft / 550 M
Base 1,325 Ft / 404 M
Vertical 478 Ft / 146 M
km of Trails 25/km
Acres 255 Ac / 103 Hc
Annual Snow 110" / 279cm
Snowmaking 26%
Terrain
60%
15%
25%
0%
Season/Hours
Season:
From 12/1/2011 to 3/30/2012
Sunday: 8-4
Monday: 9-4
Tuesday: 9-4
Wednesday: 9-4
Thursday: 9-4
Friday: 9-4
Saturday: 8-4

Ski Lessons

There is a Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) ski school offering lessons for beginers and experts of all ages. 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm. Private lessons are offered at 11 am and 1 pm.

Ski Racing Programs

The racing activities are less competitive and serious. During special events the action is geared more toward the young crowds with emphasis on fun. In the past the ski operation has hosted college races.

Improvements This Season

The snowsport operation is in High Point State Park. Most improvements fall under the annual maintenance, but for the near future a plan is in development for a new snowmaking system and expanded coverage of artificial snow.

Dining

The High Point XC Ski Center lodge has a cafeteria with a nice fire place. Along the main road to the ski center there are many restaurants going both south and north. http://www.xcskihighpoint.com/lodging.html

Bars and Nightlife

Within a 15 mile radius there are many opportunities for nightlife.

Lodging, Hotels, and Condos

Within 15 miles there are many opportunities for lodging - hotels, B & B, inns, and motels.

Other Recreation Nearby

Mt. Creek and Hidden Valley alpine ski areas are 20 minutes south by car. Beside downhills skiing they have snowboarding and tubing with new and challenging "terrain parks".

Directions to High Point Cross Country Ski Center

Located at:
1480 State Rt 23
Sussex, NJ 07461

Map of High Point Cross Country Ski Center