Powder Ridge – Middlefield, CT

At a Glance

  • Trails: 20 & 4 Terrain Parks
    • Tube Town (snow tubing)
    • Beginner: 9
    • Intermediate: 6
    • Expert: 4
  • Lifts: 7
  • Vertical Drop: 500 feet
  • Snowmaking: 90%
  • Night Skiing: Yes on 17 trails
  • Website: Powder Ridge
  • Posder Ridge Trail Map


Founded in 1959 Powder Ridge, which was originally known as Powder Hill, operated through the 2006/2007 ski season after which it closed. The ski area was the first to operate a quad chairlift in New England.

Powder Ridge will reopen in December of 2013 for the 2013/2014 ski season.


Snowboards, Skis, boots, poles, and helmets can be rented for 8 hours, 4 hours, or the evening. Season-long rentals are also available.


Powder Ridge offers both group and private lessons. Half day and six week lesson programs are available for children ages 3 and up.


Powder ridge has:

  • A race team
  • Availability for Connecticut Interscholastic Ski League (CISL) training for high schools and private schools
  • A USSA mid-week academy

Lift Tickets

Flex time lift tickets are available for children (under 6), juniors and seniors (6-12, and 70+), and adults (14 to 69) for the following durations

  • 2 hour flex time
  • 4 hour flex time
  • 8 hour flex time
  • Night ticket
  • Friday and Saturday night twilight (midnight to 2 AM) ticket

Season passes are also available and Powder Ridge offers military discounts, discounts for Middlefield residents, and off-hour lift tickets.


Powder Ridge will feature a marketplace with shops and a cafeteria, as well as a 200 seat restaurant/bar called Fire at the Ridge.


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Address Information

Powder Ridge
99 Powder Hill Road
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-3454

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