Amid brutal heat, runners seek refuge on NJ’s indoor ski and snowboard slope


EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – While some would call it a refuge on the hottest day of the year, for West Milford’s Yvette Ruff, Big Snow American Dream is her year-round utopia.

“It’s the best thing they could ever invent here in New Jersey,” Ruff, who was with her whole family, told PIX11.

The East Rutherford facility, which is the centerpiece of the new American Dream shopping center along Route 3, is the first and only indoor, year-round ski and snowboarding resort in the country .

And with indoor temperatures never exceeding 28 degrees, on a day like today, it’s just magical.

“It’s scratchy that itchy rash you know,” said Pat Morgan, head of marketing and branding for Big SNOW. “Our two-hour sessions are just enough to get people to start doing what they love again. “

And it’s hitting the slopes, whether it’s skiing or snowboarding.

After a year of inactivity and waiting to greet the crowds, Big SNOW American Dream will host its biggest event yet – the 2021 Big SNOW Rail competition game.

The elimination style competition will feature 32 professionals competing to win $ 4,000 as they descend the mountain, showing off their moves and stamina.

Toms River pro driver Miles Fallon among the contenders.

“The snow is a little different than what we’re used to on the outside, but it’s pretty amazing,” he said. “It’s like a little novelty, you walk into the mall and then you get on board.”

The competition will officially start on Saturday morning and end on Sunday evening with a public competition.

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