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Trail Report

12/3/2020 6:04 PM


The Ski Center will be CLOSED. 

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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:

8:43 am, Tuesday, 25 Nov. '20:  We have made some improvements to the trail on the west side of Lake Marcia and will be grooming that 0.5 km of trail for skiing going forward.  The operation will be out of the new ski lodge that increased the floor space six times compared to the old ski lodge used for the last 25 seasons.  Parking next to the lodge is for 80 cars and overflow is to the old lot for additional 160 cars.  Additional lodge space is critical for a safer environment during the pandemic and social distancing.  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 wether it is sitting at a table or by the fireplace due to State guidelines limiting indoor capacity.  Bring a backpack to store your footwear while renting equipment, save a trip back to the car for storage, and to bring snacks while on the trails.  New snowguns have been purchased, and we are finishing up the electric connections for the water pumps.  To start out we plan to make snow in a hollow section of the trail system with woods and hills all around to shield from the winds on a 1.55 km loop located between the Monument Rd. and the first gate going to Cedar Swamp.  More dependable snow may encourage skiers to obtain season passes.  Any time our season fall short of 30 days of operation the season pass is good for the following year.  Plans are to make snow any time Mother Nature cooperates after Thanksgiving.  Stay tuned for updates.  Online reservations are now available for trail passes, rentals, and lessons to save you time checking in at 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. 

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


Trail Report

Primary Surface Condition: Wood chips, grass, asphalt, and gravel

Trail/Loop Pick of the Day: Cedar Swamp/Scenic View Trail - Closed for skiing: 6 KM,  Lots of deer running around.

Groomed: 0 KM Track set: 0 KM Skate groomed:  0 KM 

Snow Past 10 Days: 0"+ Snow Base Depth: 0Off Trail Snow Depth: 0"

Technical Suggestions: Stop by the ski lodge for ski service or waxing. - First day of skiing this season:  Soon:) 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. 

 (5 / 6) Trails Open



Surface - Notes
Scenic View 3 km Classic/Skate Packed Powder (PP), machine groomed - Closed for skiing
Cedar Swamp 5 km Classic/Skate Packed Powder (PP), machine groomed - Close for skiing
Lake Marcia 2 km Classic/Skate Unsafe ice -Closed for skiing
Lil'Hammer 1 km Classic/Skate Packed Powder (PP), machine groomed - Closed for skiing
Steeny Kill 6 km Classic/Skate Packed Powder (PP), machined groomed - Closed for skiing
Monument 8 km Snowshoe Powder, packed by snowshoers - 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. 

On 17 February we will start to offer our rental gear for sale at a range of $150-350 (ski equipment) and $50-150 (snowshoes) depending on models of the boots, skis, poles, and snowshoes.  (Ask for Hans) 

We put down a lot more wood chips again this 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.