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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

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

10"
6"
4"
2"
0.7"
0.7"
Dec
8"
Jan
5"
Feb
6"
Mar
Beginners Runs
45%
Intermediate Runs
40%
Advanced Runs
15%
Runs in Total
20
Longest Run
0.5 mi
Skiable Terrain
80 ac
Night Skiing
40 ac
Snow Making
68 ac

Total Lifts: 6

Triple Chairs
1
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts
3

Elevation

Base
170'
Summit
720'
Vertical Drop
550'

Important Dates

December 27, 20242024/12/27
Projected Opening
March 16, 20252025/03/16
Projected Closing
100
Projected Days Open
80
Days Open Last Year
65
Years Open
80"
Average Snowfall
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