Ski areas in Connecticut are an easy jaunt from New YorkConnecticut ski areas offer less vertical drop than those of northern New England, but they are close to the cities, for a quick day trip with lots of easy hospitality. Downhill ski mountains almost always have terrain parks for snowboarding.
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126 Ratlum Road New Hartford, CT, 06057 Phone: 860-379-7669
15 trails for all abilities; 2 snowboarding terrain parks; night skiing; 65 skiable acres; 625-foot vertical drop; 100% snowmaking
Season passes and discounted mid-week 12-pack of passes. Pass protection allows pro-rated rebate of season pass if skier is injured and unable to ski. Equipment rentals and repairs. Cafeteria; outdoor deck with barbecue on weekends.
Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort
99 Powder Hill Road Middlefield, CT, 06455 Phone: 860-349-3454
24 trails of all levels of difficulty; snowboarding; terrain park; snow tubing with lifts
396 Mount Vernon Road Plantsville, CT, 06479 Phone: 860-628-0954
14 trails; snowboarding; night skiing; lessons and rentals; kid-friendly; racing; 425-foot vertical drop
Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
46 Great Hollow Road Cornwall, CT, 06753 Phone: 860-672-6100
25 trails over 107 acres of skiable land; 650-foot vertical drop; snowboarding; 95 % snowmaking; night skiing except Sundays
Dining at the mountain in the base lodge and lodging and dining in the town of Cornwall. Restaurant and cafeteria, renovated learning center area, ski and snowboard rentals. Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.