Trail Report

Ski Center Status

The ski center will be CLOSED for skiing and snowshoeing today. The 3"+ of snow that fell in yesterday's storm was followed by rain and temperatures above freezing. We would like to see if the snow left on the ground will be enough to open for skiing Friday. (See photo above of current conditions compared to two days ago). Ski service and an opportunity to purchase new and used ski equipment is available. Please email <hans@xcskihighpoint.com> to let us know when you are coming for ski service.


8:30 am, Thursday, 26 January, 2023: We received 3.1" of snow in the storm Monday and another 3" yesterday until the tail end of that storm ended with rain. Forecasted day temperatures are forecasted to go above freezing over the next few days. Stay tuned for updates or use the opportunities to go north in NY, VT, NH, ME or Quebec for great skiing.

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 nights 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: <hans@xcskihighpoint.com>. 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 <hans@xcskihighpoint.com>. 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: Granular snow mix with icy/windblown spots

Trail/Loop Pick of the Day: Cedar Swamp Trail Open for skiing: 5 KM

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

Snow Past 7 Days: 8"+, Snow Base Depth: 1-3+, Off Trail Snow Depth: 2-6"+, New snow: 0"+, Tot. Season: 11"

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 snow conditions and temperatures may change.

(6 of 6) Trails Closed

Difficulty/Trail Status XV! Surface - Notes

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

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

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

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

Steeny Kill / 6 km / Classic V Closed for skiing

Monument / 8 km / Snowshoe V Closed for snowshoeing