Going Downhill: Family Fun at CT’s Ski Resorts
This was originally posted in January, but due to the fresh powder topping local mountains, we thought it was worth a re-post!
There’s nothing like driving five hours to Vermont to hear your little ones tell you that they “hate” skiing and they’re not going to do it. Before you spend the time and energy trekking up to the Green Mountain State, get them acclimated to the slopes in the Nutmeg State. Connecticut has excellent trails for both novice and more experienced skiers and group and private lessons for beginners. Rentals available at all resorts, but book early because the classes fill up fast!
Mohawk Mountain: Family owned and operated resort located in Cornwall, Connecticut. They have snowmaking coverage on 95 percent of the mountain, and offer night skiing every day of the week except Sunday.
Mount Southington: Celebrating 50 years, Mount Southington offers ski and snowboarding near Hartford, Connecticut. It’s small but very family-friendly and never packed so often there is no line for the ski lift.
Ski Sundown: Located two miles northeast of New Hartford, Connecticut. Of the 15 trails, 14 offer night skiing. Lots of green runs make this a family friendly, lesson friendly resort.
Woodbury Ski Area: This recreational facility located in Woodbury is the closest Connecticut ski area to New York City and largest tubing park close to Manhattan. There are also cross country trails.