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Address: 200 State Rt 94, Vernon, NJ 07462-3323
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+1 973-827-2000
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Mountain Creek is a unique gateway to the mountain lifestyle for millions...

Mountain Creek is a unique gateway to the mountain lifestyle for millions of local urban and suburban adventure seekers. It is the NY metro area’s closest ski resort, located 47 miles from the George Washington Bridge in Vernon, NJ. Mountain Creek offers over 167 acres of terrain on 4 mountain peaks with 100% night skiing and the region’s highest vertical. The resort also hosts the region’s only true All-Mountain Terrain Park at Mountain Creek South.

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Quick Ski Getaway!

Enjoyed two nights at the Appalachian. Great skiing trip. Family focused and comfortable. Updated accommodations and friendly staff.

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4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sayville, New York
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Sayville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed two nights at the Appalachian. Great skiing trip. Family focused and comfortable. Updated accommodations and friendly staff.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First I must say, I have skied at over 50 resorts in N America, this is my first review of one. I pre-booked on their website lift tix & a rental. Thought that may save me some time being a Holiday (MLK), wrong, herded thru line after line like cattle. Next up, the lifts, long lines, no loading system, every... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great for families winter and summer. Front desk and cleaning staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Cheryl at the from desk is warm and welcoming. We will be back!! Love all the new activities such as bowling, karaoke and game room. Keep up the good work.

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Jeff K, Owner at Mountain Creek, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you. I am glad to hear that you had a great time, and that you found our staff to be very accommodating. Come back soon. Jeff Koffman CEO More 

wantagh, New York, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Were a family of 4 and go to many mountains all over but there was always something special about Mountain creek. It was always just fun! It's very close to our home so we would go up about 4 -5 times during ski season and stay at the Appalachian Resort. No complaints about the resort this year , just the... More 

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Jeff K, Owner at Mountain Creek, responded to this review

Dear tmp77799, I am sorry to hear the atmosphere in the lodge did not meet your expectations from previous trips, and we will take your feedback into consideration. The food smoker runs on weekends and holidays. It is located right behind Red Tail Lodge. The Waffle Cabin is operated by a third party and they are supposed to be operating... More 

Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on New Year's Day with the kids and had fun. Mostly stayed on the bunny hill since they were still learning. The hill was very crowded so had to be on the lookout for errant skiers all day. The food from the lodge was pretty lousy - pretty much school cafeteria level - and of course cost a... More 

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Jeff K, Owner at Mountain Creek, responded to this review

Dear Perun99, New Years day is a big holiday weekend and we were a little crowded. We have more terrain open now. I am sorry you did not like the food, as our kitchen staff is first class. Please come back and try again. If you feel our rentals are too expensive please visit our local ski shops. We do... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to Mountain Creek with our children for the past few years. We went this weekend and learned that they have implemented a new policy which prohibits any drop off or pick up from the ski area. This is a horrible new policy especially for families with children. Parking has always been difficult at Mountain Creek but... More 

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Gail S, Owner at Mountain Creek, responded to this review

There seems to be some confusion regarding the policy. We are providing complimentary transportation from cobblestone directly to red tail lodge adjacent to the ticket windows. Being a father myself, I know that less schlepping is better! Yes, one parent will have to park the car, but will not have to carry four pairs of skis. Please don't give up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel room was clean and spacious. Wish they would leave the pools open 24/7. 10 PM limit is kind of disappointing for $200 a night.

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Gail S, Guest Relations Manager at Mountain Creek, responded to this review

Mike, I am glad you enjoyed the hotel. The HOA requires the pool to close at 10 pm on weekdays and 11 pm on weekends. . I also like a late night swim. Jeff Koffman CEO More 

Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day trip. My family is new to snow sports, but we were able to rent all the necessary equipment and we had an amazing time. The coaches were patient and with just an hour of instruction, my son and I were snowboarding. We will be back again before the season ends.

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Jeff K, Guest Relations Manager at Mountain Creek, responded to this review

Craig, I am so glad that you and your family had a great time! Come back soon, we'll be glad to have you. Jeff Koffman CEO More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been skiing here for years. Showed up today and discovered they have canceled skier drop-off and pick up in lieu of $40 parking or pricey 'valet' service. How does a family of small children make this work? Kids cannot walk miles with gear from lot to lodge. Another nail in the coffin for the ski industry.

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Gail S, Guest Relations Manager at Mountain Creek, responded to this review

Karen drop off is at Cobble stone. We have a complimentary shuttle from there to Red Tail Lodge adjacent to the ticket booth. Jeff Koffman CEO More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Mountain Creek for a day ski trip on New Years Eve. The crowd wasn't bad, ski conditions were fairly decent and lines moved pretty fast. My overall experience with Mountain Creek was that its a good place to ski for the day and if you're not a good skier it's a great place to learn how to ski.... More 

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Jeff K, Owner at Mountain Creek, responded to this review

John, thank you for the review. I hope you come back to see us. Jeff Koffman CEO More 

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