New Jersey is famous for many things – from the shore, to the cities, and the “New York” football teams that are really playing in New Jersey. But unless you live near the Poconos, you might not think of New Jersey as a great place to ski. Enter Mountain Creek Resort, in Vernon, NJ — a close drive from your Piscataway NJ rental.

This is the winter haven of the Garden State. The resort boasts the title of being the largest ski resort in New Jersey. It’s more than just downhill skiing. There’s snowboarding, of course, and also tubing. Imagine the fun of sliding down the mountain at high speed in an inner tube, and jumping moguls that way! If you’re into racing, there are ski racing teams for many levels — even youth and entry-level racers. And the winter sports are available even if mother nature doesn’t cooperate completely with providing snow. Mountain Creek has snow guns a-plenty, and the capability to make snow so long as the temperature is cool enough.

If you plan a ski vacation over your kids’ holiday break, rest assured that the munchkins (ages 8-13) will be well-entertained, too. Mountain Creek has a Winter Day Camp where children will get skiing or snowboarding lessons in the morning, appropriate to their age and skill levels. They’ll eat lunch with the other children and the instructors. Then in the afternoon, they have their choice of activities, which can include more skiing or snowboarding, tubing, or (winter) zip-lining.

And speaking of zip-lining, Mountain Creek has a year-round zip line tour of the area. It’ll give you a perspective of the area surrounding your Piscataway NJ rental like you’ve never seen before. The ropes course that’s a part of the zip line tour is another great way to challenge yourself, if you feel the desire to push your body a little farther.

In addition to all these winter activities, Mountain Creek is open year-round, so you can hike, bike, and (in the summer) hit the water slides. You can’t ask for more adventure-based activities near your Piscataway NJ rental than that!