Ski Conneticut

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Ski Conneticut, USA

Skiing in Connecticut is not going to put you in nose-bleed elevations, but there are some decent ski areas for a day or weekend trip, and the gentler slopes are great for beginners.   Many of the areas use almost 100% snowmaking and most cater for boarders.

Ski areas include Mohawk Mountain, Mt. Southington, Powder Ridge (check for opening), Ski Sundown and Woodbury Ski Area.

Ski Sundown is located in New Hartford and offers plenty for those wishing to learn to ski or board.  With fifteen trails (14 lighted) snowmaking and a top elevation of 1,075 feet, there is plenty here to provide for a fun day in the snow.


Woodbury Ski Area also has snowmaking, a tubing hill and cross-country skiing, skate park and snow biking. 


Mohawk Mountain Ski Area

This ski area is located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in NW Connecticut, approx. 1.5 hours drive from Hartford.   Mohawk is also reputed to be the birthplace of snowmaking technology.    There is plenty of snowmaking (just in case) and also night skiing. 


Mt. Southington Ski Area

A good family area for skiing and also close to Hartford.  All runs are open to boarders plus there is a terrain park with spines, tabletops, rails and jumps and a special area for children to learn.


Ski Sundown

Located in New Hartford, Ski Sundown is a great family ski area.  It offers a vertical drop of 624 feet.  Base elevation: 450’, top elevation: 1075’.   15 trails (14 lit for night skiing), 65 skiable acres with 50% for beginner, 25% intermediate and 25% advanced.   The longest trail is one mile.  5 lifts (3 triples, 1 double and 1 surface).  There are two Terrain Parks.  100% snowmaking is available.


Woodbury Ski Area

Woodbury Ski Area, in the western part of the state, offers year-round skiing, boarding, tubing/sledding, cross-country and skateboarding.  Located in Woodbury, Connecticut in the Southern Litchfield Hills, it is the closest ski area to New York City (90 minutes) and the largest tubing park closest to Manhattan. Also has a snowboarding park.