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Ski Clubs and Trips in Hoboken, Jersey City, + Beyond

by Chloe Riley
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January has brought a pendulum of weather in Hudson County, swinging from the high 60s to the low 20s in a matter of hours. It’s been hard to tell if next weekend’s plans should include a trip down the shore or a winter getaway. But whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on February 2nd us New Jersey residents know we’ll see snow before the winter is over. Before you start ruminating on how it will affect your commute, check out the ski clubs and trips Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond have to offer.

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Hoboken Ski Club

Hoboken Ski Club is a social group organizing skiing and snowboarding trips to East Coast destinations, as well as the West Coast and even Europe. Their annual membership, which lasts from September 1st through August 31st also includes discount lift tickets to area mountains and member appreciation days in partnership with The New Jersey Ski Council. But that’s not all — whether or not you ski or snowboard, the club offers social activities all year round. The group is run exclusively by member volunteers, allowing for any member to propose and run a new activity. And a majority of members are in their 20s and 30s who love to get outside. If this sounds right up your alley, you can find them on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00PM at The Inn {1st Street, Hoboken} to learn more.

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Ice Coast Adventures

For those still making a pizza slice down the mountain or unable to commit to an overnight, Ice Coast Adventures has you covered. New this season, they bring to the snow table affordable one-day ski and snowboarding trips from Hudson County. A variety of package offerings include anything from just a roundtrip seat on the bus to a lift ticket, equipment rental, and group lessons. And all trips include breakfast bagels on the way there and après drinks {beer + cider} on the way back. {Now that’s the right way to do a ski trip!}

Whether you’re bringing your own equipment or renting there, there is no need to travel too far. Ice Coast Adventures offers pick-up in Jersey City at 6:30AM at the bus stop at 107 Christopher Columbus Drive and then in Hoboken at 7:00AM at the bus stop at 300 Observer Highway. In case of inclement weather {the kind you don’t want on a ski trip}, they will contact you and reschedule or offer a refund. Follow them on IG @icecoastadventures for the most up-to-date info.

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New Jersey Nordic Ski Club

The NJ Nordic Ski Club is an NJ-based cross-country ski club that takes locals to different ski trails in New Platz, Lapland Lake, Prospect Mountain in Vermont, and more. Note, however, that this club is exclusively dedicated to cross-country skiing, so make sure you know what you’re getting into before you sign up. 

With regards to trips, the group offers one-day, weekend, and week-long trips all through December and March, as well as monthly meetings that offer educational programs to educate members on all the different aspects of cross-country skiing {meeting points for these trips are not available online, so do contact the club directly to learn more}. These meetings are held at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library {located at 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany}, according to their website.

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For more information about trips and meeting points for trips, look into joining the club as a member — perks include discounted trail passes, lift tickets, advance notice of activities, and more. Click here to join the NJ Nordic Ski Club. 

See More: 10 Unique Winter Getaways Within 2 Hours of Hoboken + Jersey City

Miramar Ski Club

Miramar Ski Club is a  New York City-based ski club, but definitely worth a mention on this list. Miramar takes winter-activity enthusiasts on bus trips up to Vermont multiple times every month, as the club has a lodge in Waitsfield, VT for “downhill and cross-country skiing,” according to their website.

Bus trips leave for Vermont from 46 West 24th Street in Manhattan {so be sure to leave your house early to avoid any public transit hold-ups getting to the bus}. Given that the club offers so many trips per month, be sure to check Miramar’s calendar regularly + register for trips for more details on travel, what you’ll need to bring, and more. 

Swiss Ski Club of New York

Don’t let the name of the Swiss Ski Club of New York fool you — you don’t have to be Swiss or a skier. The Swiss Ski Club has members and guests of all nationalities, many of whom are from Hoboken and Jersey City. All winter, the Swiss Ski Club offers bus trips to their lodge in Waitsfield, VT for skiers, snowboarders, and winter enthusiasts alike. The buses pick up individuals in Long Island, Manhattan, and Ramsey, and include transportation, accommodations, breakfast, dinner {wine included!}, and après back at the lodge. Check their calendar page here for more information.

Bus Options

If neither of these options gel with your schedule, there are a variety of bus options out of Union Square in Manhattan accessible via both Hoboken and Jersey City PATH. Urban Sherpa and NYC Snow Bus both offer roundtrip tickets to Mountain Creek in New Jersey. Ovrride also offers day trips to a variety of mountains including Camelback, Windham, Killington, Mount Snow, and Hunter.

Between remembering all your equipment, hats, gloves, sunscreen, + tissues and being exhausted at the end of the day, it’s great to know there are options to get you home safe and sound. Now all that’s left is to sit back, relax, and enjoy the snow. 

What’s your favorite mountain to ski/snowboard? Let us know in the comments! 

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