Late February snowstorm brings skiers, snowboarders to Mountain Creek slopes

Parts of Sussex County saw around 6 inches of snow, which made for perfect ski conditions at Mountain Creek in Vernon Township.

News 12 Staff

Feb 28, 2023, 10:35 PM

Updated 512 days ago

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New Jersey saw its first significant snowfall on Monday, which was good news for many snow lovers in the state.
Parts of Sussex County saw around 6 inches of snow, which made for perfect ski conditions at Mountain Creek in Vernon Township. The snowy conditions attracted hundreds of skiers and snowboarders – some of which might have been skipping school or work.
“We might have had a delay this morning and then kind of decided to just delay it all day,” says John Levine, of South Orange.
As the snow predictions came in, many New Jersey families decided that they would be hitting the slopes Tuesday – especially after a mild winter.
“It’s the one and only storm we’ve gotten here in New Jersey, so we had to take advantage of it,” says Christine Kelly, of Bernardsville.
Mountain Creek officials say that well over 1,000 visitors came to the resort on Tuesday, meaning lots of prep work for employees.
“Our snow-making team has been doing a lot of hard work this year to keep slopes in the condition they are in. But natural snow makes everything so much easier,” says general manager Evan Kovach.
Kovach says the resort is finally getting a much-needed break, allowing Mother Nature to swoop in and do its job.
“We've got packed powder conditions. Really, it doesn’t get much better than this,” he says.
Sussex County could see some potential snowfall Friday, which could mean even better conditions on the slopes.
Ski season typically ends in mid-March, but the season could be extended if more snow comes.


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