Ski Sundown is a ski area located in the state of Connecticut in USA. The resort is in the town of New Hartford, CT.
Ski Sundown 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 Ski Sundown. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Ski Sundown's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Ski Sundown around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Ski Sundown Terrain Overview
Ski Sundown has a total of 15 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Ski Sundown is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 65 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 26 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.
Ski Sundown's slopes see on average 45 inches (1.1 meters) of snowfall a year.
Ski Sundown Elevation
Ski Sundown has a summit elevation of 1,075 feet, or 328 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 450 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 625 feet (190 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Ski Sundown has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Ski Sundown Difficulty Level
29.8out 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
Ski Sundown has 65 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Ski Sundown is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 25% trails are rated as intermediate.
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 Ski Sundown good for beginners?
Ski Sundown is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Ski Sundown Location
Ski Sundown is located in the state of Connecticut, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of New Hartford, CT.
New Hartford, CT 06057 USA
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Getting to Ski Sundown
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Ski Sundown), its coordinates of 41.60000, -73.09000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of New Hartford, 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 Ski Sundown.
|LaGuardia Airport||LGA||New York, NY||70 mi|
|John F. Kennedy International Airport||JFK||New York, NY||75 mi|
|Newark Liberty International Airport||EWR||New York, NJ||84 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 Ski Sundown.
|Tweed New Haven Airport||HVN||New Haven, CT||25 mi|
|Igor I Sikorsky Memorial Airport||BDR||Bridgeport, CT||30 mi|
|Bradley International Airport||BDL||Hartford, CT||31 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Ski Sundown, 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 Ski Sundown.
|Woodbury Ski Area||Woodbury, CT||850 ft||34%||8 mi|
|Mt. Southington||Plantsville, CT||525 ft||32%||8 mi|
|Mohawk Mountain||West Cornwall, CT||1,600 ft||36%||20 mi|
|Thunder Ridge||Patterson, NY||1,270 ft||29%||26 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||25%||41 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||35%||41 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||45%||50 mi|
|Belleayre Mountain||Highmount, NY||3,429 ft||43%||54 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||13%||56 mi|
|Tuxedo Ridge||Central Valley, NY||1,400 ft||30%||56 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||48%||57 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||38%||59 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||46%||66 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||37%||67 mi|
|Campgaw Mountain||Mahwah, NJ||720 ft||14%||69 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||25%||71 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||55%||71 mi|
|Greek Peak Mountain||New York, NY||2,100 ft||40%||78 mi|
|Yawgoo Valley||Exeter, RI||315 ft||24%||79 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||35%||79 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||51%||81 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||81 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||41%||87 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||49%||92 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||95 mi|
Ski Sundown Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,075 ft|
|Base Elevation||450 ft|
|Vertical Drop||625 ft|
(50% Beginner, 25% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||45 inches|