Ski/Snowboard/SnowBIKE at Powder Ridge

Downhill Ski/Board
DATE: Jan 27, 2018 Saturday
END DATE: Jan 27, 2018 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Middlefield CT

Trip Leader(s)

Coventry, CT United States

Meeting Time: 11:00 AM

Max # People: 20

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Easy to Moderate

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Region: New England

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ADDENDUM for Jan 13 outing: True to crazy New England weather, the freakish 60-degree temps and rain has melted all the snow on the mountain, and the slopes are closed until 4 PM.  I'm reposting this for Jan 27 with the hopes that the weather will cooperate better.


I'm going to Powder Ridge on Saturday Jan 27 and would love some company.  With all the beautiful powder we are getting, the slopes shoud be fantastic!

Powder Ridge is also the only mountain in the area to offer snow biking, which is a ton of fun and requires almost no skill beyond being able to ride a bike. 

I listed the event for 11 AM but, for those who want to get a jump start, the mountain opens at 9 AM for holiday hours.  I woud suggest getting their early because the rental lines can be quite long.  We can meet in the lodge at 11 after everyone gets their gear together.  For those bringing their own skis and boards, helmets are also required on the mountain.  I have a light blue helmet so look for me.  Or, PM me to get my cell phone if you want to take a few runs first.

The mountain offers regular "lodge" food, but for those with a more distinguished palate, the restaurant and full bar upstairs at Fire at the Ridge is excellent.  

If you have questions, PM me.  Hope to see a big group there!





Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

The address is 99 Powder Hill Rd, Middlefield, CT 06455.  Directions can be found here:

From I-91 South, take Exit 19 and turn Left at the end of the ramp onto Baldwin Avenue. Continue onto Preston Avenue. After 1.2 miles, turn Left onto East Main Street, and then take the ramp onto Route 66 East. In about .75 miles, turn Right onto Route 147. Go 1.7 miles and turn Right onto Powder Hill Road. After about .5 miles, turn Right into Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort.

From I-91 North, take Exit 15 to Route 68 toward Yalesville/Durham. At the end of the ramp, take a Right onto Route 68 East. Go about 2.6 miles and turn Left on Route 157 North (Reeds Gap Road). Go about .2 miles and take the first Left onto Powder Hill Road. After about 1.9 miles, turn Left into Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort.

From Route 66 West (Middletown area), turn Left onto Route 147 after you pass the Mount Higby Reservoir. Go 1.7 miles and turn Right onto Powder Street and Powder Hill Road. After about .5 miles, turn Right into Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort.

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Coventry, CT

United States

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Stamford, CT

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Windham County, CT

United States
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