Skiing The East...At Summer's End

As most know, ski areas and resorts continue to run through the summer, each of them having various activities that make use of the mountains. We are all accustomed to those activities being mountain biking, hiking, concert events, brew and food festivals, zip lines, and other things to keep the people coming when the snow melts. But, what if the summer's activities could include skiing and riding?

For some, this isn't an unheard of summer activity. For those who are able, they make the trip to southern hemisphere and find the freshest snow that South America or Australia/New Zealand have to offer. For others who don't wish to leave North America, it's off to the glacier areas in the northwest U.S. or Canada. But now, for those of us in the east, we can just make the drive to Connecticut.

Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort is set to open with end of the summer skiing. The best part about it is that this isn't some large indoor ski center like Ski Dubai or  Harbin Wanda. Powder Ridge will have a 500 foot run thanks to 365 Artificial Snow Systems. This run will not only allow for skiers and riders to enjoy, but will also have two tubing runs as well. All of this will be serviced by a magic carpet lift. This is also just the beginning, as they plan to have a 2,800 foot run from top to bottom open for next year.

All of the late summer is set to start on September 2nd at noon. The opening price for an all day pass, which includes access to skiing, riding, and tubing is $32. A skiing/riding four hour session is $18 and a two hour session of just tubing is $12.

Now, for those who have skied the northeast, it is known that the conditions are not always the most favorable. It has been said that if someone can ski the east, they can ski anywhere. With that, it would seem that if you have no other reason to check out the synthetic ski run, it might offer better conditions than can be found during the season.

With all that in mind, why not head out to Connecticut to get in a few runs before the season starts?


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