Ski Sundown

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 pass 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 Ski Sundown.

Ski Sundown Lodging:

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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
65(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,075'(328 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
625'(190 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
450'(137 m)

Ski Sundown Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
28.7out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Ski Sundown is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 625 feet.


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.

Skiiable Area 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.
50%(33 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
25%(16 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%(16 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 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 nearby the town of New Hartford, CT.

New Hartford, CT 06057 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
41.60000, -73.09000

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 AirportLGANew York, NY70 mi
John F. Kennedy International AirportJFKNew York, NY75 mi
Newark Liberty International AirportEWRNew York, NJ84 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 AirportHVNNew Haven, CT25 mi
Igor I Sikorsky Memorial AirportBDRBridgeport, CT30 mi
Bradley International AirportBDLHartford, CT31 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
WoodburyWoodbury, CT850 ft33%8 mi
Mt. SouthingtonPlantsville, CT525 ft31%8 mi
Mohawk MountainWest Cornwall, CT1,600 ft35%20 mi
Thunder RidgePatterson, NY1,270 ft28%26 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%41 mi
Otis RidgeOtis, MA1,700 ft34%41 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft44%50 mi
BelleayreHighmount, NY3,429 ft42%54 mi
SawkillWallkill, NY2,215 ft12%56 mi
Tuxedo RidgeCentral Valley, NY1,400 ft29%56 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%59 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%66 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%67 mi
Campgaw MountainMahwah, NJ720 ft14%69 mi
Four SeasonsRavena, NY550 ft24%71 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%71 mi
Greek Peak MountainNew York, NY2,100 ft39%78 mi
YawgooExeter, RI315 ft23%79 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%79 mi
Windham MountainWindham, NY3,100 ft49%81 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%81 mi
Wachusett MountainPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%87 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%92 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%95 mi

Ski Sundown Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,075 ft
Base Elevation450 ft
Vertical Drop625 ft
(50% Beginner,  25% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres65
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Ski Sundown Mountain Stats