High Point State Park is a popular place in the summer with the Lake Marcia swimming area and the monument peak but winter offers a whole other view with the leaves off the trees. High Point Cross Country Ski Center, located within the park, offers a great way to see the park in its snow covered beauty with 5 cross country ski and snow shoe trails. With 1600 feet elevation they have had 90 inches of snow this season (2013/2014) with current base depth of 18-20 inches. Most trails are 4-6 km (2.5 – 3 miles). The trails are worked on in the summer so they hold snow better and then are groomed all winter. The Monument Trail, recommended for snow shoeing, is 8 km (approx 5 miles) and offers the best views of NJ, PA & NY. Tickets are either full day (9-4pm) or half day (1-4pm) ranging in price from $15 - $22. Equipment rental packages for skiing or snowshoeing range from $15 - $22. Group and private lessons are offered on weekends and holidays. There is a small lodge with a stone fireplace where you can get food and a nice cup of hot chocolate. Operated by Hans and Kim, they have succeeded in providing a great experience. This is a nice alternative to downhill skiing as it is much less expensive, less risk and no crowds. See for yourself with these videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyFCUCuu2d0 www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc8jITl735w
Located just 25 minutes from Alpine Haus B&B we have many guests that have enjoyed their time at High Point Cross Country. Click here for link to High Point Cross Country Center website.
View of monument from ski center
Hans and Kim
Fireplace in lodge