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Trail Report

4/22/2021 10:32 PM

 

The Ski Center will be CLOSED for snowshoeing and skiing, but open Sunday for end of season sale. 

Ski Center Video

New! short video documentary "A NORTHERN TRAIL - THE PERFECT CROSS COUNTRY SKI"

Normal Operating Hours
Monday                                 9am – 4pm
Tuesday                                9am – 4pm
Wednesday                           9am – 8pm   New!  Night Skiing!
Thursday                               9am – 4pm
Friday                                    9am – 4pm
Weekends and Holidays       8am – 4pm

Ski Center Status:

6:13 pm, Saturday, 20 Mar. '21:  The season is over unless we receive more snow before the end of the month.  A walk down to the first gate going into Cedar Swamp still has skiing, so ski it if you want.  The ski lodge will be open for rental equipment sales Sunday at regular hours.  We are sold out of boot sizes 38, 39, 41, and 45, and ski sizes 160 and 170 cm.  For snowshoes we have (10) pairs left.   Online reservations have been deleted due to overwhelming numbers of customers signing up, filled parking lots to capacity, and unpredictable weather causing high numbers in refund/rebook administration.  For the weekends in February with great snow and nice weather we have reached parking capacity, and park rangers have closed the park approximately from 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  (We are going back to "first come first serve" on all our services).  The best idea is to ski during the week.  The operation is now based out of a new ski lodge, (Interpretive/Nature Center).   The public floor space is increased six times compared to the old ski lodge we used for the last 25 years.  Parking closest to the lodge is for 80 cars, and parking for handicapped skiers ONLY is next to the lodge.  Overflow is in the old lot for an additional 160 cars.  Increased lodge space is critical for a safer pandemic environment during check-in for trail passes, rental equipment, and weekend lessons.  The traffic flow inside the lodge is one way.  Please read all signs and follow directions.  We ask all our customers to limit their stay in the lodge on weekends and holidays to 30 minutes or less, and keep 6' social distancing. Bring backpacks to store your footwear when renting equipment to save a trip back to the car for storage and to enjoy snacks while on the trails.  Season passes are good for the following year any time our season falls short of 30 days of operation (46 days currently).  We will be closed for night skiing on Wednesday.  No need to bring your headlamp or rent one in the lodge.  Thank you for making High Point Cross Country Ski Center your ski destination, and feel free to share any of your favorite photos by emailing <hpk@warwick.net>. 

SnoCams
Ranger Station
Ski Lodge (temporarily down waiting for new phone lines)

 

Trail Report

Primary Surface Condition: Wet Granular with many bare spots ("Spring Conditions")

Trail/Loop Pick of the Day:   ...  Open for skiing: 0 KM

Groomed: 0 KM Track set:  0 KM Skate groomed:  0 KM, Snowshoeing:  0 KM, Total trails open:  0% 

Snow Past 6 Days: 0"+ Snow Base Depth: 0-10",  Off Trail Snow Depth: 0-20", New snow:  0"

Technical Suggestions: Stop by the ski lodge for ski service or waxing. - First day of skiing this season:  17 Dec, 2020:) The Waxing Wizzard from Swix can assist you with choosing the best wax:  https://www.swixsport.com/en/tips/wax-wizard/ or we will give you tips and advice as the weather may change. 

 (6 / 6) Trails Open


Difficulty

Trail

Surface - Notes
  status 
Scenic View 3 km Classic/Skate Closed for classic/skate skiing - Variable cover
Cedar Swamp 5 km Classic/Skate Closed for classic/skate skiing - Variable cover
Lake Marcia 2 km Classic/Skate Closed for classic/skate skiing - Variable cover - Ice thickness 
Lil'Hammer 1 km Classic/Skate Closed for classic/skate skiing - Variable cover
Steeny Kill 6 km Classic/Skate Closed for classic/skate skiing - Variable cover
Monument 8 km Snowshoe Closed for snowshoeing

 

High Point Cross Country Ski Center has been featured on NJ Mom's list of 25 "Totally Unique Valentine’s Day Ideas in New Jersey"! Their website is njmom.com.  Jersey's Best Magazine also listed High Point XC Ski Ctr. as one of the New Jersey Winter Escapes.  

On 20 and 21 March from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm we will offer our rental gear for "End of Season Sale" at a range of $150, $250, $350 (ski equipment) and $100, $130, $140, $175 (snowshoes) depending on models of the boots, skis, poles, and snowshoes (Ask for Hans). 

We put down a lot more wood chips again last summer and fall to be able to operate with minimal amounts of snow.  (Save this web page in your favorites to see morning and night trail report updates depending on what "Mother Nature" sends our way.) Click to see video from last season when all of our trails had super conditions.

SUSSEX WEATHER