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Trail Report

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Updated Wenesday, 02/10/2016

7:00:41 AM

We are CLOSED for skiing and snowshoeing.  The snow snow is falling, and so far we have only received a "dusting" going on an inch.  There is more snow in the forecast for today and tomorrow.  It's a coastal front so less snow will fall inland.  Plans are to open for skiing Thursday or for the weekend.  Please check back often for updates.  The ice on Lake Marcia next to the ski lodge is 8-15" thick, and we may open for skiing on the lake only this weekend.  Then there would be no trail fee, but ski rentals and lessons would be available.  

 

Season Snow Total:  10-13"               Season Ski Days:  6         Kilometers Open:  0

 

60% Beginner

15% Intermediate

25% Advanced

 

 

 

 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" this year! Their website is njmom.com.

 

 

New this season is miscellaneous grooming machinery for classic and skate skiing, ski rentals for all ages, snowshoes, and "Fat Bikes" for trial use only on the 8 km Monument (snowshoe) Trail.  

We will 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) 

When snowshoeing on the trails groomed for skiing we ask the snowshoers to stay on the edge of the trail to avoid damaging the groomed tracks. No hiking is allowed on the groomed ski trails, but dogs are allowed for skijoring.  We ask the skier to keep the dog out of the tracks.  Dogs must be on a leash in the park at all times.  (Feel free to share photos by emailing us at hpk@warwick.net. The Cedar Swamp Trail is recommended for beginner level skiers, the Lil'Hammer Trail is a nice loop to ski around with young kids, the Scenic View Trail has more rolling terrain to challenge the more experienced skiers, and the Steeny Kill Trail offers a longer back-country ski experience with the most change in elevation.  Wildlife sightings are most likely on the Cedar Swamp Trail. The ultimate view of NJ, PA, and NY is from the Monument Trail on snowshoes or the Scenic View Trail on skis. Check back for condition updates. 

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


 
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