Mt. Southington is a ski area located in the state of Connecticut in USA. The resort is in the town of Plantsville, CT.
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 work with Mt. Southington. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mt. Southington's website.
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 (2.0 meters) of snowfall a year.
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.
Mt. Southington Difficulty Level
32.3out of 100
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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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 33% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 67%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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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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 Airport||LGA||New York, NY||75 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||79 mi|
|John F. Kennedy International Airport||JFK||New York, NY||80 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 Airport||HVN||New Haven, CT||24 mi|
|Bradley International Airport||BDL||Hartford, CT||26 mi|
|Igor I Sikorsky Memorial Airport||BDR||Bridgeport, CT||32 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.
|Ski Sundown||New Hartford, CT||1,075 ft||30%||8 mi|
|Woodbury Ski Area||Woodbury, CT||850 ft||34%||15 mi|
|Mohawk Mountain||West Cornwall, CT||1,600 ft||36%||24 mi|
|Thunder Ridge||Patterson, NY||1,270 ft||29%||34 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||25%||39 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||35%||42 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||45%||50 mi|
|Belleayre Mountain||Highmount, NY||3,429 ft||43%||57 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||47%||58 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||13%||64 mi|
|Tuxedo Ridge||Central Valley, NY||1,400 ft||30%||64 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||38%||66 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||46%||67 mi|
|Yawgoo Valley||Exeter, RI||315 ft||24%||71 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||36%||75 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||25%||75 mi|
|Campgaw Mountain||Mahwah, NJ||720 ft||14%||76 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||55%||78 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||79 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||41%||82 mi|
|Greek Peak Mountain||New York, NY||2,100 ft||40%||83 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||51%||86 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||35%||87 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||94 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||37%||96 mi|
|Ski Butternut||Great Barrington, MA||1,800 ft||40%||96 mi|
|Ski Ward||Shrewsbury, MA||410 ft||25%||96 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||49%||98 mi|
Mt. Southington Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||525 ft|
|Base Elevation||100 ft|
|Vertical Drop||425 ft|
(33% Beginner, 42% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||80 inches|