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  • Sundown

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    Weatherman
    • Location: 126 Ratlum Rd, New Hartford, Connecticut, 06057, United States Vertical Drop (ft): 475 Trail Count: 21 Chairlifts: 4 Skiable Acres: 55 Night Skiing: Yes Base Elevation (ft): 583 Summit Elevation (ft): 1058 Annual Snowfall (in): 45 Website: http://www.skisundown.com/

    Introduction

    Sundown is another small suburban Connecticut ski area. It lacks much terrain for the absolute novice, but is great for a progressing intermediate. It's steeper than competing Mohawk, has a more open feel for better or worse.

    Trail Recommendations

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    • Beginner

    The Sunside Express triple serves a tiny beginner pod. Advanced beginners can venture over to Tom's Treat or Panhandle to Papoose. Don't worry about the runout of Canyon Run as it isn't bad.

    • Intermediate

    Canyon Run and Nor'Easter are intermediate level. Even Temptor is still solidly intermediate for most.

    • Advanced

    Gunbarrel is a lower advanced run. Satan's Stairway under the lift has some good pitch, but is not an expert run despite its trail rating.

    • Tree Skiing / Glades

    Lifts

    Two triples service the top.

    Dining and Drinking -- On Mountain and Off

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Don't expect much from the dining. The bar is tiny and food is cafeteria style.

    • Apres
    • Dinner
    • Late Night

    Annual Special Events

    Local Ski Shops

    Where to Stay

    Lift Tickets

    $62 day, $38 night.

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