Looking for a good sledding/backcountry ski spot in New Jersey? NJ.com published a profile of the abandoned Belle Mountain Ski Area in Lambertville, which operated from 1965 to 1998. The ski hill featured seven trails, four lifts (including a double chairlift), a base lodge, night skiing, and snowmaking. With only a one hundred and ninety-foot vertical drop that was practically at sea level, poor weather conditions caused the mountain to close in the late 1990s. While some equipment has been removed, many parts of the mountain remain, including the snowmaking pond, lights for night skiing, and various parts of their surface lifts. While much of the mountain has grown in, there are still many parts of the slopes that are still ideal for sledding and skiing. A video profile of the lost ski hill is below, and you can learn about their history via NELSAP here.
Image/Video Credits: NJ.com, Skimap.org