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Trail Report

1/19/2022 12:08 PM

 

The Ski Center OPEN according to regular operating hours. 

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:

11:00 am, Wednesday 19 Jan. '22:  We received 9" of new snow in the last storm. The temperatures are forecasted to be around 20 F in the morning and around 35 F around noon. The snow report will be updated when we get more snow or the temperatures go above freezing. (High Point temperatures are usually 10 F colder than New York City, and 5 F colder than the local towns.) 

Online reservations have been deleted due to overwhelming numbers of customer requests.  Parking lots filled to capacity and unpredictable weather have caused high numbers in refund/rebook administration. For the weekends last winter we reached parking capacity, and park rangers 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 or on Wednesday nights.  The operation is now based out of the 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.  The parking lot 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 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, and keep 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 last winter).  We will open for night skiing on Wednesdays again and possibly include Tuesday and Thursday nights. 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>. Best, Hans

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

 

Trail Report

Primary Surface Condition: Currently no snow

Trail/Loop Pick of the Day:  Cedar Swamp  Open for skiing: 17 KM

Groomed: 17 KM Track set:  17 KM Skate groomed:  17 KM, Snowshoeing:  8 KM, Total trails open:  100% 

Snow Past 6 Days: 11"+ Snow Base Depth: 4"+,  Off Trail Snow Depth: 9-11", New snow:  9"

Technical Suggestions: Stop by the ski lodge for ski service or waxing. - First day of skiing this season:  .... 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 Open for classic/skate skiing - 
Cedar Swamp 5 km Classic/Skate Open for classic/skate skiing - 
Lake Marcia 2 km Classic/Skate Open for classic skiing -  
Lil'Hammer 1 km Classic/Skate

Open for classic/skate skiing - 

Steeny Kill 6 km Classic/Skate Open for classic/skate skiing - 
Monument 8 km Snowshoe Open 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.  

We put down a lot more wood chips again this summer and fall to be able to operate with minimal amounts of snow (4-5").  (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