1½ hours by car or bus
Looking for a quick trip? It’s only 47 miles to Vernon, New Jersey, where 44 trails fan out across 167 acres. Of those, 65 belong to Mountain Creek’s terrain park, which is packed with features such as street-style rails and boxes. Adrenaline junkies will appreciate the two-hour guided zip-line tour ($59.99), which dangles guests as high as 150 feet off the ground. When you’re ready to unwind, sip a cup of cocoa (spiked or otherwise) at one of the resort’s seven drinking and dining establishments, or find your Zen place at one of two on-site spas. 200 Rte 94, Vernon, NJ (973-827-2000, mountaincreek.com). Full-day lift ticket $52.99–$66.99. Half-day $42.99–$52.99. Equipment rental $44.99. 90min group lesson $39.99/person.
Where to stay: Head to the Alpine Haus (217 Rte 94, Vernon, NJ; 973-209-7080, alpinehausbb.com; $99–$245/night), a 129-year-old Federal-style bed-and-breakfast located right next door.
Getting there: NYC Snow Bus (917-524-2421, nycsnowbus.com) offers round-trip weekday and weekend service to Mountain Creek for $40.00. Departure locations include Barclay Center, Union Square, Williamsburg and Astoria. Plus, they bring you to a local bar near one of the drop off points in NYC and the first round is on them.