State ski areas get welcome snow

It’s a rare powder day at Connecticut ski areas today.

Not a huge snowfall, about 6 inches on average, but it’s beautiful dry, Utah-like powder. Think the “Greatest Snow on Earth” in Connecticut.

Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall crows on its web site: “SNOWDAY! Yesterday’s storm topped us off, leaving you with spectacular conditions. Lifts start turning at 9:30 a.m., and go until 10 pm tonight. Ski and ride on 20+ trails, served by 7 lifts. $30 midweek tickets for everyone. Make the most of this Wednesday – on the slopes at Mohawk Mountain!” Live cam

Mount Southington is 100 percent open today with 14 trails. The best deals? A $35 lift ticket for skiing or snowboarding from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A sunset ticket (good from 3 to 8 p.m.) is $30 and a night ticket from 6 to 10 p.m. is $33.

Ski Sundown in New Hartford also has all its trails open today. The best deal is a $31 two-hour ticket that kicks in when you buy it. A 6 to 10 p.m. night ticket goes for 36 bucks. Live cam

Woodbury also has all its terrain open. Best deals are a $39, four-hour ticket and a 5 to 9 p.m. $30 pass. Live cam

Powder Ridge now has 4 of its 16 trails open. For the past couple of weeks, it has sold half-price tickets. But with this fresh snow, they may withdraw the offer. They were still advertising the deal on its web site this morning. The catch? You have to buy the tickets AT the ski area, not online.

Far northern ski resorts in Vermont and New Hampshire were too far away from the coastal storm to get significant snow.


Jim Shay