Ski Sundown is a small ski area located in New Hartford, Connecticut.
Although small, the resort has accommodations and lodging ranging from cozy condo rentals and chalet rentals to more luxurious vacation rentals.
The resort has 15 trails of which 14 are lighted for nighttime skiing. Nine of these are easier, three are intermediate and three are difficult.
Popular trails include Tom's Treat, which winds its way down the mountain for one mile (1.6 km), and Gunbarrel, a steep pitch straight down the mountain. The ski area features two terrain parks, the easier on Tom's Treat, and an expert terrain park on the black diamond run Stinger. Five lifts service the mountain, with three triple chairs, one double chairlift, and a conveyor lift. Ski Sundown has 65 acres (260,000 m2) of skiable terrain. Accommodation, vacation rental, chalet rental and condo rental options are dotted around the resort.
For advanced skiers and snowboarders, there is a 7 acres South Terrain Park.
The terrain park has plenty of rails, boxes and jumps to show off your skills. The park crew makes sure that the features are always changing so make sure to stop out and see what's new. There is also a progressive Terrain Park in the North Slope with a variety of smaller rails, boxes and jumps for skiers and boarders just starting out or working on new tricks.
For all visitors, whether staying in a vacation rental, chalet rental or other resort accommodation, there is a "Courtesy Equipment Inspection" booth, provided by the Sundown Tuning Shop. Shop Supervisors will inspect your equipment and get it ready for the slopes.
They will provide a 5 point inspection, reviewing the need for sharpening, waxing, binding testing, binding adjustment and proper binding mounting.
Countless skiers and riders return year after year to enjoy Sundown’s slope and for the over the last six years it has been the only Midwest resort granted the NSAA Award of Excellence.
The highest lift has greater top to bottom vertical than all resorts in Illinois
south of Duluth
and all but two in Wisconsin
. Two mountain top chalet rentals overlook 100 square miles, 21 scenic trails and two remarkable terrain parks carved out of a century old cedar forest reminiscent of Colorado.
For day off the slopes a visit to New Hartford, a mere 2miles away
, is a must. Brodie Park, which lies on the edge of West Hill Lake, there a small beach with swimming during the summer or a refreshing winter stroll. Several events are held at Brodie Park, including The Race around the Lake, on Memorial Day weekend, several camps and concerts during the summer, a community picnic in July, and an annual children's Christmas Party held in Berkshire Hall. All other events are held in New Hartford Center, primarily the annual Lighting up New Hartford held in early December. There are also a few accommodations and vacation rentals available for visitors wishing to stay in town.