Halfway between New York City and Boston is the small, picturesque town of Woodbury, Connecticut. Woodbury Ski and Tubing is a popular winter attraction, but there are many other reasons to make a trip here. From the quaint Main Street to the beautiful countryside, Woodbury looks just like a postcard of New England should.
First things first, here’s what you need to know about the slopes at Woodbury Ski Area. As long as the weather cooperates, they are open from late October until mid-April. You have your choice between skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. With 14 lanes, Woodbury has the largest snow tubing park in Connecticut. Two and three-hour sessions are available, but tubing is only accessible on Fridays, weekends, and holidays.
The ski slopes are open every day, including holidays. One of the best deals is the Friday Night Lights session. For only $25 you can ski from 3-9 pm. You’ll enjoy nicely groomed trails of varying difficulty.
If you need to rent equipment, they’ve got you covered. From helmets and boots to skis and snowboards, you can find what you need to have a great time. For first time skiers or even those who want to improve their techniques, there are both private and group lessons offered.
Woodbury is by no means fancy, but there is an outside deck and a nice indoor lounge to relax and upload your pictures using the free wifi. Grab a bite to eat or some hot chocolate at the snack bar and warm up by the fireplace.
There are several places to stay while you’re in town. Bed and breakfasts and chain hotels are nearby, but you might want to check into Curtis House. It’s the oldest inn in Connecticut and located right on Main Street.
Speaking of Main Street, you’ll want to make some time for exploring and shopping. You also won’t find chain restaurants here. There are several excellent places to eat such as The Olive Tree, Market Place Kitchen and Bar, Good News Cafe, and John’s Cafe. Good News Cafe has actually been named by Zagat as one of the top 100 restaurants in the United States. Market Place is a farm-to-table eatery that takes pride in using local ingredients.
Woodbury is also known as the “Antiques Capital of Connecticut” and is an integral part of the antiques trail. You never know what souvenir you’ll find to take home!
Come back during the summer for warm weather tubing (yes, it’s a thing), Zorbing, zip lining, and climbing walls.