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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
Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding un Connecticut



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