Skiers race down the slope of Mountain Creek before a major snowstorm

From the shore to the mountains, no one is escaping January’s northeast coming into the state.

Areas along the coast are expected to experience the most snow accumulation. But northern New Jersey will also get its fair share. But those who were at the Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon say they hope Jersey Shore residents can ship snow their way.

“We make our own snow here, so we have a base of all our snowmaking, and then we get some nice white fluffy natural stuff on top and the conditions are the best,” says Mountain Creek general manager Chris Haggerty.

Many visitors told News 12 that the skiing, snowboarding and gondola riding were even better on Friday as there were a few snow showers.

“The fact that it’s snowing makes things better. I’ve never really snowboarded when it’s really snowing, so I’m pretty excited,” says Joe Romano.

Gabriella Ciasullo is a beginner snowboarder and was learning how to snowboard on Friday.

“It’s the first time I’ve been down and the snowflakes are falling. It was beautiful,” she says.

The snow falling in the region on Saturday will be more than enough to keep the trails covered in snow. But it just won’t be as much snow as other parts of the state.

“Sometimes these storms come in and they hit the mountain and sometimes stall – and we can end up with even more,” says Haggerty. “And anyone on the shore who wants to join us – encourage them to get here safely. Wait until the roads are clear and the snow will be waiting for them.”

Haggerty says lift tickets and rentals will go fast with all the fresh snow on the ground.

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