by: Shane Wicken - 30th October 2008

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  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
The best close option for Southeastern CT
Busy, small and crowded

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This resort is only an hour from Norwich, CT and is the best close option for skiing. We usually try to go 3-4 times a year during the week after work. You can be on the slopes by 5 and still get in 4-5 hours of night skiing. We usually try to go after there has been a little snow that day. The lodge is actually pretty large for this size resort. If you are going to eat go to the upstairs resturaunt. This mountain is definately not like the ones in VT, but you have to know that and don't expect that it is before going. If you are planning to go for an overnight or don't mind driving an extra couple of hours you will be more staisfied up north in VT. The mountain has great grooming and the lifts are fast, if you go on a snow day or on the weekend during the day expect the long lines at the lifts to prevail. If you are used to skinng diamond and above all day then you will be bored, however if you have some youngsters who are afraid of the diamonds up north it is a great confidence builderr for them as the diamonds here may qualify for and easy blue at most of the VT slopes. I have heard that this year there will not be a half pipe due to some kind of zoning laws but they are planning to put in some new terrain parks. We will probable go sometime in Jan provided we get some good snow in southern NE this year. I will let you know more then. Pray for snow, anyone else starting to get the itch.
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