Located around an hour and a half from Laguardia International airport and JFK is Mountain Creek Resort. Mountain Creek is the largest ski resort in New Jersey and the closest ski area to NYC. Known for their wide and perfectly groomed trails, this mountain has 167 acres of skiable terrain, 3 terrain parks and 8 chair lifts expanding across 4 mountain peaks. With 100% of the mountain resort covered in 1,000 snowmaking guns, you can guarantee the conditions will hold up on warmer days.
Take a day trip from the city to hit the groomers or stay at The Appalachian at the base of Vernon Peak to enjoy some slopeside accommodation. Feel free to show up at this resort after a day of work in the Big Apple since they also offer night skiing.
Mountain Creek is the best place to try ski biking close to New York City. Escaping the city into the crisp winter air and renting a SNO-GO ski bike is the perfect weekend getaway. The Mountain Creek SNO-GO rental package costs $59.99 and includes a SNO-GO rental, snowboard boots, a helmet and a brief instruction on how to ride a SNO-GO ski bike. The demo center at the Red Tail Lodge is open from 9am-9pm daily. Lift tickets are not included. In order to rent a SNO-GO ski bike at Mountain Creek you must meet the height requirement of 5 feet or 60 inches.
Even closer to New York City, Big Snow American Dream is the only indoor snow park to go ski biking in the entire country. Big Snow is open year-round so you can try riding a SNO-GO ski bike in the middle of the summer. The SNO-GO bike rental package at Big Snow American Dream ranges from $69.99-$89.99. The package includes a SNO-GO rental, a helmet, snowboard boots, a 2-hour lift access ticket, a locker rental and an introductory SNO-GO lesson. The age requirement to rent a SNO-GO at Big Snow is 12 years old and you must be at least 5 feet tall. There is no other experience quite like trying a SNO-GO ski bike in a snow globe in the middle of the summer.If you live in New York City or are visiting the area, take a quick trip over to either of our Ride Centers at Mountain Creek and Big Snow American Dream to try ski biking. Look into the Mountain Creek SNO-GO rental package and the Big Snow rental package for a downhill adventure you’ll never forget.