Hidden Valley (New Jersey)
|Nearest city||New York City
1 hour southeast
|Vertical||620 ft (189 m)|
|Top elevation||1,435 ft (437 m) AMSL|
|Base elevation||815 ft (248 m)|
- 25% easiest
- 30% more difficult
- 45% most difficult
|Longest run||Browse Along
0.75 miles (1.2 km)
|Lift system||3 chairlifts
- 1 triple
- 2 doubles
1 surface lift
The resort opened in 1976. In 2007 the resort, after years of struggling to compete with the nearby and much larger Mountain Creek, declared bankruptcy and was sold at a sheriff's auction. A group of investors bought it at auction with the intention of turning it into an all-inclusive resort. After an unusually warm winter in 2011 and numerous problems throughout, it was once again put up for liquidation auction in the fall of 2013. It failed to sell at auction, and did not open for the 2013/2014 ski season.
Hidden Valley's summit elevation is 1,435 feet (437 m) above sea level and its base is at 815 feet (248 m), yielding a vertical drop of 620 feet (189 m). The resort had 15 trails - 25% beginner, 30% intermediate, and 45% advanced. The longest trail was Browse Along at three quarters of a mile (1.2 km). the mountain featured a total of four lifts: three chairlifts (one triple, 2 doubles) and a surface lift, the uphill capacity was 3,500 per hour.
Alpine Skiers Drew Schneider and Todd Schneider were brothers who trained at Hidden Valley. Drew was invited to the U.S. Ski Team at age fourteen and Todd was inducted later in the late 1980s. David Schneider, their father, was the head of and created the alpine training program in the 1970s. He was also the first coach that Donna Weinbrecht had before she turned to freestyle, per Dave Schneider's recommendation.
- hiddenvalleynj.com - directions - accessed 2011-03-06[dead link]
- Tom De Poto (October 1, 2013). "Hidden Valley Ski Resort fails to sell at auction". Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- U.S. Ski Team - Nolan Kasper - bio - accessed 2012-01-31