Mt. Southington

Mt. Southington is a ski area located in the state of Connecticut in USA. The resort is in the town of Plantsville, CT.

Season Passes

Mt. Southington is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Mt. Southington. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mt. Southington's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Mt. Southington around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Mt. Southington Terrain Overview

Mt. Southington has a total of 14 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mt. Southington is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 51 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 21 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.

Mt. Southington's slopes see on average 80 inches (24 meters) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
51(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
80"(2,438 cm)

Mt. Southington Elevation

Mt. Southington has a summit elevation of 525 feet, or 160 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 100 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 425 feet (130 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Mt. Southington has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
525'(160 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
425'(130 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
100'(30 m)

Mt. Southington Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
31out of 100
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Mt. Southington can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 67% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Mt. Southington has 51 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mt. Southington is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 33% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 67%.
Green Circle
33%(17 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
42%(21 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
25%(13 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Mt. Southington good for beginners?

Mt. Southington can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 67% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Mt. Southington Location

Mt. Southington is located in the state of Connecticut, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Plantsville, CT.

Plantsville, CT 06476 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
41.61000, -72.94000

Getting to Mt. Southington

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Southington), its coordinates of 41.61000, -72.94000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Plantsville, CT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mt. Southington.

LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY75 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI79 mi
John F. Kennedy International AirportJFKNew York, NY80 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mt. Southington.

Tweed New Haven AirportHVNNew Haven, CT24 mi
Bradley International AirportBDLHartford, CT26 mi
Igor I Sikorsky Memorial AirportBDRBridgeport, CT32 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Southington, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mt. Southington.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Ski SundownNew Hartford, CT1,075 ft29%8 mi
Woodbury Ski AreaWoodbury, CT850 ft33%15 mi
Mohawk MountainWest Cornwall, CT1,600 ft35%24 mi
Thunder RidgePatterson, NY1,270 ft28%34 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%39 mi
Otis Ridge Ski AreaOtis, MA1,700 ft34%42 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft43%50 mi
Belleayre MountainHighmount, NY3,429 ft42%57 mi
Bousquet MountainPittsfield, MA1,818 ft48%58 mi
SawkillWallkill, NY2,215 ft12%64 mi
Tuxedo RidgeCentral Valley, NY1,400 ft29%64 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%66 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%67 mi
Yawgoo ValleyExeter, RI315 ft23%71 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%75 mi
Four SeasonsRavena, NY550 ft24%75 mi
Campgaw MountainMahwah, NJ720 ft14%76 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%78 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%79 mi
Wachusett Mountain Ski AreaPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%82 mi
Greek Peak MountainNew York, NY2,100 ft38%83 mi
Windham MountainWindham, NY3,100 ft49%86 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%87 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%94 mi
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%96 mi
Ski ButternutGreat Barrington, MA1,800 ft38%96 mi
Ski WardShrewsbury, MA410 ft24%96 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%98 mi

Mt. Southington Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation525 ft
Base Elevation100 ft
Vertical Drop425 ft
(33% Beginner,  42% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres51
Avg. Annual Snowfall80 inches
Mt. Southington Mountain Stats