Centrally located near the New York State border in northern Connecticut, Mohawk Mountain is also convenient to the southern Massachusetts Berkshires. Open yearly early December to spring, Mohawk features 24 trails for skiing and snowboarding, five chair lifts, and a "wonder carpet" for kids and beginners.
Further south, the Woodbury Ski Area boasts the earliest start for Connecticut skiers and snowboarders with a traditional season beginning in early November and lasting until late spring.
Woodbury has two mountains offering a tubing park, skiing, and snowboarding trails, although the area attracts more amateurs and families than those who are looking for a serious winter ski experience.
Heading west, Hartford winter enthusiasts have a choice of two major resorts, with Mount Southington featuring a Drop Zone terrain park that has become a particular favorite of snowboarders, More winter fun awaits at Ski Sundown - only a half hour's drive from downtown Hartford - offering 15 ski trails (14 of which are illuminated, for night runs) and 2 terrain parks.