Mouth Southington preserves 51 scenic acres for Connecticut skiing. With a vertical drop of 425 feet and a lift capacity of more than 6,300 people an hour, this resort offers an array of challenges and fun for skiers of all abilities. During the winter season, people come from all around New England to enjoy some time on the slopes.
Mount Southington CT is located close to Interstate 84, just twenty minutes south of Hartford. No matter where you're starting out in the state, you can find the resort just minutes from Exit 30 in a town also called Southington. New Haven and Yale University are 35 minutes away, via Waterbury. New York City is a two-hour drive to the south. You could spend time enjoying the great outdoors and the challenge of the Mount Southington ski area one day and the bright lights, museums, and Broadway shows the next all one one memorable wintertime getaway.
Like Ski Sundown, another Connecticut ski resort, the Mount Southington ski area is small, but it packs a lot of things to do into its acres. With a total of fourteen trails, the resort has rated the majority of them for intermediate skiers. A third of the trails were designed for beginners, with the remaining few trails are best suited for the most advanced skiers. No matter the weather or time of day, you can hit the slopes and have fun. The snowmaking equipment covers all of the trails at Mount Southington, and all fourteen of the trails are lighted for night skiing.
Snowboarders are welcome at Mount Southington CT. The Terrain Park, named the Drop Zone, is nestled between the Stardust and Lift Line trails. Boarders will find plenty of challenging rails, boxes, and other places to catch big air. The rental shop has the latest boards and boots for kids and adults. New riders can spend time with one of the instructors and learn how to cruise the mountain. Skilled snowboarders will get even better after lessons taught by Mount Southington guides.
With a variety of ticket packages, you can enjoy the Mount Southington ski area without having to pay for more than you want. When skiing is in season, you can purchase an eight-hour pass to access the entire park. Cheaper four-hour and night packages are available throughout the winter, too. Junior skiers (ages 6 to 12), senior skiers, over the age of 64, and military members enjoy further discounts. First-time skiers of any age can purchase a pass with access to only the beginner's area, and snowboarders can also buy special packages for their cold-weather adventures.
Mount Southington CT also has a warm and welcoming lodge where people gather to watch the snowboarders and skiers having fun. You can relax with a good meal and a warm drink as you're soaking on the views and making new friends. Throughout the operating season, usually November through March, depending on conditions, the lodge provides a base for special events. The February Winter Carnival is an annual favorite, complete with face painting and a totally creative cardboard box race. The season closes out in March with a Hawaiian luau that will get everyone thinking spring. The face painter returns to the slope-side restaurant, and the celebration also includes prizes for the best Hawaiian outfit and the winner of the hula hoop contest.