Above: Gottheimer helps operate the Mountain Creek ski park lift today.
VERNON, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) helped operate the ski lifts at the Mountain Creek Resort as a part of his “Josh on the Job” tour across the Fifth District and to promote tourism in the Greater Highlands region. After working the lifts, Gottheimer toured the facility and met with Mountain Creek employees and leadership about creating jobs and ensuring North Jersey businesses can grow and thrive.
Mountain Creek Resort employs over 2,000 people each year and attracts almost 700,000 visitors to the property each year. In Sussex County, 2.9 million tourists visited in 2018, a 2.9% increase from the previous year, contributing to over $500 million dollars in direct sales.
“Mountain Creek is a vital part of the Sussex County and Greater Highlands eco-economy and I want to thank CEO Joe Hession for having me here to help out today. Mountain Creek is a spectacular destination for families and a great job producer in northwestern New Jersey — and a perfect example of all the Greater Highlands has to offer. Today, I was proud to get the chance to help out and learn the ropes from the ski lift operators and ski patrol who make sure everyone stays safe,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “Businesses like Mountain Creek are critical to boosting eco-tourism in the Greater Highlands, to creating jobs throughout the region, and helping boost our local economy. As our Greater Highlands and Pinelands Economic Growth Plan reflected, I will keep fighting to lower taxes, cut red tape, invest in infrastructure, and for a better return on the tax dollars we already send to Washington to attract and keep businesses like Mountain Creek in our state.”
“It was great to have Congressman Gottheimer out to the mountain and enjoy the great conditions on the mountain with us this morning,” said Joe Hession, CEO of Mountain Creek Resort. “We look forward to continuing to work with the Congressman and his staff to foster the tourism industry in this region.”
Below: Gottheimer with CEO and President Joe Hession.