Mountain Creek

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Mountain Creek Resort: A First Class New Jersey Resort

Experience the Red Tail Lodge’s beer garden or fine dining restaurants. Pamper yourself in Crystal Spring’s five-star spas or enjoy fine wine.  Mountain Creek Resort is just an hour and a half from our pickup locations in New York City. This trip is perfect for busy professionals and families. We have pickup locations midtown and downtown so getting on the bus is super-easy. We arrive at the mountain by 8:00 AM and depart after 4 o’clock. Food and drinks are available at the Red Tail lodge with afternoon drink specials arranged by our hosts. We’ve done all the work—just show up and have fun, Sherpa-style.

Snowtubing Galore—Maximum Fun, Minimum Fuss

Mountain Creek boasts up to twenty lanes for snowtubing and two Magic Carpet Conveyor Walkways that take you and your tube back to the summit of the snowtubing terrain. With single or double tubes, race with friends and family to see who can reach the bottom first, then jump on the Magic Carpet and get an effortless ride back to the top of the hill. Your snowtubing ticket entitles you to a three-hour session, beginning on the hour.

Lift Ticket Holders—Please Note Tubing Special

If you’ve bought a package with us that includes a lift ticket, you can present your lift ticket and tube for a three-hour session for only $TBD. Ski, ride, tube—there’s something for everyone at Mountain Creek.


Basic Package a round-trip bus pass and lift ticket $139.00
Ski or Snowboard Package a round-trip bus pass, lift ticket, board or ski rental, and learning area self-guided lessons $180.00
Round-Trip Coach Transport Only a round-trip bus pass. You may also add lift ticket, lesson, or gear rental options $50.00
One-Way Coach Transport Only a one-way bus pass. You may also add lift ticket, lesson, or gear rental options $40.00

Custom Options

Lift Ticket Just need a lift ticket? Buy it here and pick it up on hill from your Urban Sherpa Leader $99.00
Lesson Complimentary access to terrain-based learning skill area for self-guided lessons
Gear Rental Ski rental includes shaped skis, poles, and boots; snowboard rental includes board, boots, and bindings $65.00


Logistics | Pickups & Departures

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early.
  • Bring water, a morning snack, and warm, waterproof, weather-appropriate clothing. Outerwear leasing can be arranged through Mountain Threads

Lift Ticket Holders—Please Note Tubing Special

If you’ve purchased a package that includes a lift ticket, you can present your lift ticket for a three-hour tubing session for only $TBD (payable separately on hill).

Pickup/Dropoff Locations

  Union Square Times Square
Depart 6:30 AM 6:45 AM
Depart Mountain Creek 4:30 PM
Return 6:15 PM 6:00 PM

Permissions Slip for Minors

A parent or legal guardian must complete and bring along a Minor Permissions Slip for each child age sixteen (16) and under.

How do I select the correct snowboard stance?

Your bindings settings usually follow your batting stance. If you are right-handed and bat right-handed, then you will probably feel most comfortable with your left foot forward (regular). If you are left-handed or bat “lefty,” then you will likely feel right foot forward is more natural (goofy).

These are just guidelines to start. We can help you find the right fit for your ride.

What type of skier are you?

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Determining your ski ability is your responsibility!

Your ski ability, height, weight, age, and boot-sole length are used by the shop to determine the visual indicator settings of your ski bindings. Be sure to provide accurate information, as any error may increase your risk of injury. Consult the skier type descriptions to select your classification. These descriptions are compatible with ASTM and ISO documents.

Type I Skier (Beginner)

Cautious skiing at lower visual indicator settings

  • Prefer slow to moderate speeds
  • Prefer gentle to moderate terrain
  • Receive lower-than-average visual indicator settings (this may increase the risk of inadvertent binding release in order to increase the likelihood of release in a fall)
  • Type I settings apply to entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification
  • Type I- setting apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings lower than settings for a Type I skier

Type II Skier (Intermediate)

Moderate skiing at average visual indicator settings

  • Prefer a variety of speeds
  • Prefer varied terrain
  • Type II settings apply to skiers who do not meet all the descriptions of Type I or Type III classifications

Type III Skier (Advanced)

Aggressive skiing at higher visual indicator settings

  • Prefer fast speeds
  • Prefer steep terrain
  • Receive higher-than-average visual indicator settings (this may reduce the likelihood of release in a fall in order to reduce the risk of inadvertent binding release)
  • Type III+ settings apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings higher than settings for a Type III skier

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