Finding a Hill to Ski Down Last Updated: October 2021
Is there snow on the ground? Then they’re skiing at Connecticut’s ski mountains. In fact, if it’s cold enough they’ll make their own snow and all you have to do is show up. Skiing has been part of the Connecticut winter scene for at least 60 years, and whether your preference is for skis, a snowboard or even tubes and sleds, there’s a safety-friendly match out there for you – and best of all you won’t have to travel far to get onto the hill.
Just be sure to check with each location before venturing out as hours may change due to COVID-19.
Ski Sundown in New Hartford offers complete snowmaking coverage and 5 lifts for 15 trails customized for skiers and boarders of all skill levels. There’s a full-service rental and repair shop, snow-sports shop, modern and spacious lodge with two self-service food courts, après ski lounge and mountain-view decks.
Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall is Connecticut’s oldest and largest ski area, and it claims to be the first to make its own snow. Mohawk has a summit elevation of 1,600 feet and 25 trails spread out over 107 acres, including night skiing on 12 trails. Dine in the Main Lodge or in the rustic Pine Lodge.
Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort
Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort in Middlefield offers central Connecticut an exciting menu that includes boarder and ski cross courses, slalom gates, log-style rails, cascading jumps and the only full-size half pipe in Connecticut. The Marketplace offers a cafeteria, locker facilities, and a retail shop.
Mount Southington Ski Area
Easily accessible just of I-84 in central Connecticut, Mount Southington Ski Area in Southington has been providing downhill thrills for experts and newcomers for more than 50 years. Four chair lifts provide easy access to the trails, including the Drop Zone terrain park with many new and challenging features.