Trail Report

My sitski buddy John testing out his new rig

Night skiing 15 March, 2023

Ski Center Status

The ski center is CLOSED for skiing and snowshoeing today. Stay tuned for updates. Ski service and an opportunity to purchase new and used ski equipment is available.  (Please email <> to let us know when you are coming for ski service.)

5:00 Pm Friday, 17 March, 2023:  It's currently 49 F with wet granular ski conditions and too many sections of the trails windblown/bare spots.  Stay tuned for updates.  Be ready to "SKI IT WHILE YOU CAN".  We have new and used ski equipment for sale. 

High Point temperatures are usually 10 F colder than New York City, and 5 F colder than the local towns.  Click on the Rutgers' weather station link below to see current temperatures right by the highest point in New Jersey.  With limited snow cover classic skiing will be the recommended technic. 

We have equipment ready for snowmaking for this season, but have not received approval from the State to start.   

We cannot take reservations for our services in the State park.  All our services are "first come first serve" in the ski lodge. 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. The best idea is to ski during the week, or on Wednesday nigh1ts if you dislike weekend crowds. Stay tuned for updates.

The operation is based out of the new ski lodge, (Interpretive/Nature Center).  Park and walk up the driveway to the lodge for trail passes, rentals, and lessons. Operational floor space is quadrupled compared to the old ski lodge we used for the first 25 years since 1995.  Please read all signs and follow directions. Bring backpacks to enjoy snacks and drinks while on the trails.

Season passes are good for the following year if our season falls short of 30 days of operation (46 days and 31 days the last two seasons on natural snow).  With new snowmaking we estimate doubling our days of operation this winter.  We have been open for night skiing on Wednesdays again. Bring your headlamp or rent one in the lodge. Ski packages are for sale including skis, bindings, boots, and poles, mostly new classic gear in the price range from $345 - $385+. Email us with interest in purchases of ski equipment:  <>. It's a mix of Whitewoods, Salomon, Fischer, Madshus, and Swix equipment.

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 <>. Best, Hans

Weather Stations & SnoCams (Click on the links below)

High Point Monument (1803' elevation weather station)

Ski Lodge (SnoCam temporarily down waiting for new phone lines)

Ski Center Hours 

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 – 4p

Trail Report

Primary Surface Condition: Wet granular with windblown spots

Trail/Loop Pick of the Day:  Cedar Swamp Trail  Open for skiing: 0 KM

Groomed: 0 KM - Track set:  0 KM - Skate groomed:  0 KM, Snowshoeing:  0 KM, Total trails open:  0% 

Snow Past 7 Days: 17"+,  Snow Base Depth: 0-4"+,  Off Trail Snow Depth: 0-8"+, New snow:  0", Tot. Season: 37"

Technical Suggestions: Stop by the ski lodge for ski service or waxing. - First day of skiing this season:  17 Dec. '22.  The Waxing Wizard from Swix can assist you with choosing the best wax: or we will give you tips and advice as the snow conditions and temperatures may change. 

 (6 of 6) Trails CLOSED

 Difficulty/Trail Status XV! Surface - Notes

🟦 Scenic View / 3 km  / Classic / Skate      X Closed for skiing

🟢 Cedar Swamp / 5 km / Classic                 X Closed for skiing

🟢 Lake Marcia / 2 km / Classic / Skate.      X Closed for skiing

🟢 Lil' Hammer / 1 km / Classic                   X Closed for skiing

Steeny Kill / 6 km / Classic            X Closed for skiing

 Monument / 8 km / Snowshoe             X Closed for snowshoeing