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Ski Sundown, New Hartford

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#1 of 6 in Winter Sports in Connecticut
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Ski Sundown is a ski area located in New Hartford, Connecticut. There are 16 trails, 15 of which are lighted for nighttime skiing. In terms of difficulty, eight of the trails are easier, four are intermediate and three are difficult and one is most difficult. Popular trails include Tom's Treat, which winds its way down the mountain for one mile and includes a mini terrain park (1.6 km), and Gunbarrel, a steep pitch straight down the fall line which offers free NASTAR as well as CISC-sponsored races. The ski area features two terrain parks, the easier on Tom's Treat, and an expert terrain park on the black diamond run Stinger. When there is enough snow, the mountain seeds moguls on the Exhibition and Gunbarrel trails. The mountain opened its newest trail, Satan's Stairway, a double black diamond trail in the Winter 2014/2015 season. Five lifts service the mountain, with three triple chairs, and two conveyor lifts. Ski Sundown has 70 acres (280,000 m2) of skiable terrain. Ski Sundown also includes 15 out of 16 trails lighted for night skiing, usually until 10 PM (12 am on New Year's Eve)

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  • I really learned to appreciate Ski Sundown this season with COVID-19. I was able to go skiing locally 10 days this season. Because of quarantine restrictions, skiing access outside of Connecticut... 
    I really learned to appreciate Ski Sundown this season with COVID-19. I was able to go skiing locally 10 days this season. Because of quarantine restrictions, skiing access outside of Connecticut...  more »
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  • First time visiting this mountain with my 8 year old whom is a new skier. We visited on a Wednesday evening because of their Sunnyside Learning Area, which was great! This area is dedicated for brand new and novice skiers. It includes 2 magic carpets right next to each other that take you to either a small or large bunny hill, and 1 small ski lift to 3 smaller trails for those that have graduated from the bunny hill but may not be ready for the larger regular trails. The only downside to this ski resort is that it only had 1 ski lift to take you to the top of the mountain operating, and the wait to get on was extremely long and packed with people. (edit: it has 2 main ski lifts but only 1 was operating at the time) This was on a weekday evening, so I can only imagine how much worse it would be on the weekends. I would visit again, especially since they have night skiing every day of the week.
  • My son and I had a solid visit yesterday. Excellent beginner and intermediate mountain. Small compared to other places but the staff is excellent and very friendly. Very clean and instructors made the day for my son. He was skiing by the time the lesson ended. We will be back.

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