Woodbury Ski Area Ski Vacation Guide

Conveniently located in the Southern Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, this is a great place for families, friends and groups to spend a day or weekend. Located less than 90 minutes from NYC, 45 minutes from both New Haven and Hartford and a short drive from Danbury, Woodbury’s excessively convenient location, coupled with its fantastic discounted rates and special ski package deals, make it a great place to visit.

Ski Levels

The ski area houses the largest snowtubing park in all of New England. In fact, it houses three separate parks that have a total of 15 runs. There are cruiser runs perfect for small children, as well as steeper runs that offer jumps to send tubers flying through the air. 

There is also a series of great ski and snowboard lessons available all season long. The Rod Taylor Ski School has a great reputation as one of the most dynamic and successful programs around. The packages include rentals, lift tickets, and lessons and are a great and affordable way to learn to ski or snowboard. There are also great discounts on group and private lessons throughout the season to help both beginners and advanced skiers hone their skills and pick up some new ones too.

This is due to their extensive and state-of-the-art snowmaking system which covers the entirety of the resort’s 100 acres. There are 12 trails evenly distributed between skill levels and four lifts that whisk you to the top of more than 300’ of vertical. There is also night skiing and night tubing for added hours of fun. Additionally, there are extensive trails for cross-country skiing and a massive 15 lane tubing park, perfect for the entire family! There are also other services and facilities available on-site including a full-service ski and snowboard rental shop which also carries an array of other gear and equipment. There is first aid, lockers, a scenic deck, Wi-Fi access throughout the main lodge, and a great skate park.

Après Ski

The ski area has first aid, lockers, storage, a cafeteria and a beautiful deck to enjoy. There is also free Wi-Fi access throughout the resort. There is also space available for rent for special occasions, parties, or for larger groups visiting the mountain. The ski area is convenient, family-oriented, affordable and runs series of great deals and discounts throughout the season, which makes a visit not only fun but reasonably priced.

Woodbury Ski Area Snowboard Vacation Guide

Rider’s Guide

Generally the first ski area open in New England, Woodbury is not only home to state-of the-art snowmaking; it’s also extremely accessible for residents of Connecticut and the entire tri-state area. There are 12 trails, 100 acres, 300 feet of vertical, and 100 percent snowmaking coverage.

Parks and Pipes

This ski area was one of the first resorts in Connecticut to allow snowboarders and it has continued its appreciation of the sport by constantly working to improve their fantastic terrain park. In fact, the resort has expanded the size of the area and developed more space to put more series of jumps, rails, boxes, and spines. The park offers features both large and small and is even lit up at night to provide more opportunities to perfect freestyle skills.

Out of Bounds

As an added bonus for those guests who love all things board. There is a great skate park, which is open, weather permitting, all winter long. There is also an indoor park when the weather isn’t ideal. The two parks have an array of great features and offer a nice escape from the snow. There is also a great kidney pool exclusively for bikers and skaters. There are two boxes, one large pyramid, four slide rails, a drop-in halfpipe, three pall-out ramps, several quarter pipes, and much more.

Hangout & Hookup

The area has its fair share of après ski spots and there are several bars and restaurants in the area. Locals flock to Musky’s East Side Pub in Waterbury, this no-frills hometown bar is the perfect spot to relax after a full day on the slopes or in the park. Fortunately, the ski area is close to bigger cities with a more bustling nightlife. New York is less than two hours from the resort, and as the, “City that Never Sleeps,” guests will find no shortage of amazing things to do once the sun sets.