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Trail Report

1/21/2020 12:56 AM

 

The Ski Center will be OPEN Sunday. 

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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:

5:03 am, Mon, 20 Jan. '20:  We will be open for skiing on limited snow cover.  We received 3-4" of new snow from the last storm Saturday.  The trails were rolled for classic skiing.  The colder temperatures that moved in firmed up the powder snow and is making skiing better than yesterday. Noon temperatures are expected to be around 20 F.  We still need more snow to make it the best it can be.  There is not enough snow for skate skiing.  (The trails with a thick layer of wood chip require little snow to ski, and the areas of the trail system with grass should also be acceptable.)  We had a lot of happy skiers yesterday, but we are doing the "snow dance".  The long range forecast is for more snow next weekend.  Thank you for making High Point Cross Country Ski Center your ski destination.  The Waxing Wizzard from Swix can assist you with choosing the best wax:  http://www.swixsport.com/Wax-Resources/Wax-Wizard, or we will give you tips. 

SnoCams
Ranger Station
Ski Lodge (temporarily down)

 

Trail Report

Primary Surface Condition: Pakced Powder (PP)

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

Groomed: 16 KM Track set: 0 KM Skate groomed:  0 KM 

Snow Past 10 Days: 3-4"+ Snow Base Depth: 1-2" Off Trail Snow Depth: 3-4"

Technical Suggestions: Stop by the ski lodge for ski service or waxing. Used and new ski and snowshoe equipment for sale. - First day of skiing this season:  Tuesday, 12/3/2019 

 (5 / 6) Trails Open


Difficulty

Trail

Surface - Notes
  status 
Scenic View 3 km Classic/Skate Packed Powder (PP), machine groomed - Open for skiing
Cedar Swamp 5 km Classic/Skate Packed Powder (PP), machine groomed - Open for skiing
Lake Marcia 2 km Classic/Skate Unsafe ice -Closed for skiing
Lil'Hammer 1 km Classic/Skate Packed Powder (PP), machine groomed - Open for skiing
Steeny Kill 6 km Classic/Skate Packed Powder (PP), machined groomed - Open for skiing
Monument 8 km Snowshoe Powder, packed by snowshoers - 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" this year! Their website is njmom.com.

New this season is an upgraded snow making system that first will cover 2 km of trail and later be extended if Mother Nature does not cooperate, miscellaneous grooming machinery for classic and skate skiing, ski rentals for all ages, and snowshoes for the 8 km Monument (snowshoe) Trail.  

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.