One does not immediately think of skiing when thinking of Connecticut. But skiing fun can be found in the Nutmeg State. One of Connecticut’s ski areas, Mowhak Mountain, can actually lay claim to being the first ski area to use modern snow making.
Connecticut’s ski industry and ski areas are small by the standards of its’ northern New England cousins, but the Connecticut-based alpine or Nordic skier who does not want to make the long trek up north, will find plenty of opportunity to ski at home in Connecticut.
Connecticut Alpine / Downhill Skiing
|Ski Area||Location||Trails||Lifts||Night Skiing?|
|Mohawk Mountain Ski Area||Cornwall, CT||25||7||Yes|
|Mount Southington Ski Area||Plantsville, CT||14||7||Yes|
|Powder Ridge||Middlefield, CT||24||7||Yes|
|Ski Sundown||New Hartford, CT||15||5||Yes|
|Woodbury Ski Area||Woodbury, CT||12||6||Yes|
Connecticut Nordic / Cross Country Skiing
|Ski Area||Location||Trails||Groomed Trails||Other|
|Winding Trails Cross Country Skiing||Farmington, CT||20km||20km||Sledding, tubing, and ice skating|
In addition, the Woodbury Ski Area has 2 KM of cross country ski trails.
Cross Country Skiing on Public and Conservation Land
Many state parks and conservation properties also allow cross country skiing:
- Connecticut State Parks with Cross Country / Nordic Skiing
- The White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield, CT has 35 miles of ungroomed and untracked roads and trails where you may cross-country ski or snowshoe for free.