Connecticut's Winter adventures
Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
All five downhill ski areas--Mohawk Mountain, Mt. Soughington, Powder Ridge,
Ski Sundown and Woodbury Ski & Racquet Area--permit snowboarding.
Excellent snowmaking capabilities (snowmaking was "invented" in Connecticut),
night skiing, ski schools, equipment rental, and food service are featured. Gentle,
non-intimidating slopes appeal to beginners and families.
EVENT: Connecticut Learn to Ski Day takes place every January and
is intended for beginners. The five ski areas take reservations after New Year's
for a limited number of free ski packages for new skiers.
For detains, contact ski area of your choice once ski season has begun.
EVENT: Annual Salisbury Invitational Ski Jump & U.S. Easter Ski Jump Championships are held every February and feature
Olympic-level competition on the 55-meter jump. Call 860-435-9729.
RESOURCE: Connecticut Vacation Guide contains a chart of ski areas with statistics on chairlifts and downhill trails.
To obtain a copy, call 1-800-CT-BOUND (1-800-282-6863).
Cross Country Skiing & Snowmobiling
In addition to the state's cross-country skie areas--Cedar Brook,
Pine Mountain, White Memorial Foundation and Winding Trails--State Parks and Forests offer trails.
The profusion of B&Bs make cross-country skiing a popular weekend getaway. Five State Forests permit snowmobiling.
RESOURCE: Connecticut Vacation Guide contains a chart of cross-country skie areas with statistics on
miles of trails, as well as a State Park/Forest chart with cross-country trails and snowmobiling access
indicated. To obtain a copy, call 1-800-CT-BOUND (1-800-282-6863).
Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding un Connecticut