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Thank You To All Who Helped Plan This Year’s Trip

Excited to try out the new Blog. I am sure I’m going to miss someone, but there was just a ton effort by lots of people (and sites!) over the holidays that helped us get our 2018 Breckenridge, Colorado Ski Trip Planned. Cross your fingers that everything holds. To recap some of the details. We […]

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Tuning Your Skis Before the Season

If you’re like most of us, you probably waited until the last minute to get your equipment tuned and ready for the season. While skiing best practice advises tuning skis at the end of the season, that can be difficult to pull off in Connecticut; we rarely know when the season is going to end, […]

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How Running Can Improve Your Skiing

While some of us take up a physical activity in the months leading up to ski season, many New Haven skiers exercise year-round. In fact, you’re likely to see dozens of people out jogging nearly every day of the week. Our tiny town is home to several boutique running stores, dozens of races year-round, and […]

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Exercises to Get Ready for Ski Season

The summer is nearly over, which means that ski season is just around the corner for much of the United States. Before the snow hits the ski slopes, you’ll want to do what you can to physically prepare for the season ahead. This is an excellent way to ensure you’re good to go on the […]

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Storing Your Skis for Summer: What You Need to Know

Ski season is long-gone and summer is in full swing. While this time of year is excellent for outdoor recreation—hiking, mountain biking, team sports, the list goes on—you should keep ski season in the back of your mind. Specifically, you should learn how to properly store your skis to ensure they’re in great shape when […]

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The Best Mountains for Late-Season Skiing

As the weather warms and the snow begins to melt, we begin to fear the inevitable: the end of the ski season. Though many mountains in the area utilize snowmaking machines during the season, the man-made snow can’t stand up to warmer temperatures. However, some mountains stay open later in the season than others, providing […]

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Mohawk Mountain

In 1947, Walter Schoenknecht developed Mohawk Mountain in the Southern Berkshires of Cornwall, CT. It’s become the state’s premier ski resort. It’s the oldest, largest, and largest vertical in Connecticut. It’s also one of the most reliable in the entire country. While skiing in the western United States is more vulnerable to droughts and warm […]

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Brainstorming and Planning Resources for Your Trip

Planning a ski trip, whether alone or as part of a larger group, is always more complicated than it seems. Below are a few of our favorite resources; we have curated a set of online guides, ski rental, and transportation services to streamline your planning process.   Choosing a Date This is the most important […]

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Expanding Your Horizons

Every New Haven skier must, at some point, come to terms with a simple fact: Connecticut is not a great place to ski. In fact, out of all New England states, Connecticut has the fewest ski resorts and the smallest vertical. Put simply, there aren’t very many places to ski, and if you do find […]

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Know Your Mountains

Three distinct mountain ranges comprise much of Connecticut’s skiing and snowboarding terrain. They are: Hanging Hills, The Berkshires, and Taconic Mountains. Located primarily in the state’s western quarter, these areas cover a vast range of qualitative differences—height, makeup, age, and size. Hanging Hills, a popular recreation resources for most Connecticut residents is characterized by its […]

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The 4 Best Ski Resorts Near New Haven, CT

Mount Southington Ski Area—Located just off Exit 30 on I-84, Mount Southington offers terrain for all members of the family—from the most experienced skier to the toddler just finding her mountain legs. In addition to providing an evenly distributed range of terrain, they offer weekly children’s programs to foster a fun and nourishing environment for […]

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