Powder Ridge Park Ski Resort

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Overview

Opened in 1959, Powder Ridge was one of the most popular ski area south of Massachusetts in Middlefield, Connecticut on Besek Mountain. It was continuously operated until 2006-2007 season, then closed, but reopened in December of 2013 and has been restored and upgraded to its current operation. 

The reopened mountain park features a 500 foot vertical drop with 80 skiable acres and 19 named trails. Four terrain parks entertain the freestyler while tubing is included with every lift ticket purchase.

Plan Your Trip

Powder Ridge Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

10"
6"
4"
2"
0"
0"
Nov
0.4"
Dec
8"
Jan
6"
Feb
5"
Mar

Terrain Overview

45%
Beginners Runs
40%
Intermediate Runs
15%
Advanced Runs
20
Runs in Total
0.5 mi
Longest Run
80 ac
Skiable Terrain
40 ac
Night Skiing
68 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 5

1
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

720'
Summit
550'
Vertical Drop
170'
Base

Important Dates

December 25, 20222022/12/25
Projected Opening
March 19, 20232023/03/19
Projected Closing
100
Projected Days Open
80
Days Open Last Year
63
Years Open
80"
Average Snowfall
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