Located just 47 miles from NYC and the closest ski resort near Best Western Regency House in Pompton Plains, NJ, Mountain Creek is New York/New Jersey Metro area’s neighboring ski resort. With almost 170 skiable acres across four mountains, Mountain Creek offers 100% night skiing, the region’s most all-encompassing snowmaking system and highest vertical at 1040′. Mountain Creek is also home to the region’s only “All-Mountain Terrain Park” at South and Bear Peaks. Terrain Park is 65 acres and is nationally renowned, most recently being named a ”Top 5 Park in the nation” in Freeskier’s 2012 Resort Poll.
Originally opened in 1965, Mountain Creek started as Great Gorge Resort, on what is today known as Bear and South Peaks. In 1971, Great Gorge merged with neighboring Vernon Valley Resort, becoming Vernon Valley/Great Gorge and connecting our 4 peaks. Together, Vernon Valley/Great Gorge enjoyed marvelous success for the next three decades. Considered THE place to see and be seen, you would see celebrities skiing on the trails and the likes of Ann Margaret and Sammy Davis Jr. performing at the neighboring Playboy Club. If you love to ski and all outdoor activities, Mountain Creek is conveniently located to the Best Western Regency House, for your enjoyment and pleasure.
In 1998 the Canadian company of Intrawest purchased Vernon Valley/Great Gorge and renamed it Mountain Creek. Intrawest is the owner of other notable resorts such as Whistler Blackcomb, Tremblant and Steamboat.
Merging with the Crystal Springs Resort, located next door to Mountain Creek in spring of 2010; today Mountain Creek and Crystal Springs Resort can offer a true four-season recreation and leisure resort. If you are staying at the Best Western Regency House in Pompton Plains, NJ, it is just a short drive to Mountain Creek and Crystal Springs Resort, where you can enjoy a day trip filled with over 5 acres of 7 World-Class golf courses, Minerals Resort and Spa, Grand Cascades Lodge, 2 luxury day spas, several fine-dining locations, the nation’s largest wine cellar, skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, mountain biking, water park, hiking, and events. Newer offerings to enjoy this year are The Soaring Eagle Zip Line and Mountain Coaster, both of which are now open!
Mountain Creek is a great day excursion to take if you are staying at the Best Western Regency House hotel. Just a short distance, you can spend the day there enjoying all of their lovely activities and return back to us here at the Regency House Hotel to enjoy our hotel’s amenities.