Artificial snow already falling at Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon

New Jersey may not yet have had it's first significant snowfall of the season, but Mountain Creek Resort is getting ready to welcome skiers. The

New Jersey may not yet have had it's first significant snowfall of the season, but Mountain Creek Resort is getting ready to welcome skiers.

New Jersey may not yet have had it's first significant snowfall of the season, but Mountain Creek Resort is getting ready to welcome skiers. (11/25/13)

VERNON - New Jersey may not yet have had it's first significant snowfall of the season, but Mountain Creek Resort is getting ready to welcome skiers.

The snow guns are in already working overtime on the slopes in Sussex County in order to welcome thrill-seekers to climb the 1,040-foot ski trail.

Snow-making experts say this week's weather metrics line up for perfect snow-making conditions.

"We've had a great run Saturday night when the temperatures dropped," says Bill Benneuinn, president of Mountain Creek Resort. "It's been ideal conditions for snow making, dry, low humidity and we're excited about that. Not so excited about this little weather event coming through but even with the rain, man made snow is very resilient, its very dense, so it sheds the water rather quickly and the ground is relatively dry, its been a dry fall so we don't have a lot of moisture on the ground, and thats good."

It will take a few days before resort administrators know exactly when skiers can hit the trails at Mountain Creek.

For video on snow making at Mountain Creek, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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