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Trail Report

1/19/2021 10:16 AM


The Ski Center will be CLOSED today. 

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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:

7:13 am, Tuesday, 29 Dec. '20:  It rained, and we lost most of the snow.  We wish the 10-day forecast was looking better.  Stay tuned for updates. We are stopping online reservations until further notice due to overwhelming number of customers siging up daily during the pendamic and unpredictable weather causing rebooking and refunds.  We are going back to "first come first serve".  The operation will be out of a new ski lodge (Interpretive/Nature Center) this season.   The floor space is increased six times compared to the old ski lodge we used for the last 25 years.  Parking next to the lodge is for 80 cars, and overflow is in the old lot for an additional 160 cars.  Increased lodge space is critical for a safer environment during check in for trail passes, rental equipment, or lessons.  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 a backpack to store your footwear while 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.  We are open for night skiing on Wednesdays.  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>. 

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


Trail Report

Primary Surface Condition: Icy patches of snow

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

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

Snow Past 10 Days: 20-21"+,  Snow Base Depth: 0-5",  Off Trail Snow Depth: 0-7"

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. 

 (5 / 6) Trails Open



Surface - Notes
Scenic View 3 km Classic/Skate Closed for skiing
Cedar Swamp 5 km Classic/Skate Closed for skiing
Lake Marcia 2 km Classic/Skate Closed for skiing
Lil'Hammer 1 km Classic/Skate Closed for skiing
Steeny Kill 6 km Classic/Skate Closed for skiing
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 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.