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Mount Southington Ski Area
Mount Southington's Stardust, Avalanche and Thunderbolt ski lifts and trails lit at night.
Mount Southington's Stardust, Avalanche and Thunderbolt ski lifts and trails lit at night.
Location Mount Southington, Plantsville, Connecticut
Nearest city Waterbury, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°34′56″N 72°55′33″W / 41.58235°N 72.92587°W / 41.58235; -72.92587Coordinates: 41°34′56″N 72°55′33″W / 41.58235°N 72.92587°W / 41.58235; -72.92587
Vertical 425 feet (130 m)
Top elevation 525 feet (160 m)
Base elevation 100 feet (30 m)
Skiable area 51 acres (0.21 km2)
Runs 14
Longest run .08 miles (0.13 km)
Lift system 7 Lifts: 2 Triple Chairs, 2 Double Chairs, 1 Handle Tow, 2 Carpet Lifts
Terrain parks 1
Snowfall 40 inches (100 cm)
Snowmaking 100%
Night skiing 100%

Mount Southington Ski Area is located in Plantsville, Connecticut, on Mount Vernon Road.

Mountain information

The mountain has a skiing season from December to mid- March. However, in some years winter rainfall ends the season early. The runs are open 9am-10pm (Sat-Sun) and 10am-10pm (Mon-Fri).

There are fourteen trails, six Green Circle, four Blue Square, and two Black Diamond. Seven lifts serve the mountain: two double chairs (1-Summit, 1-Beginner Hill), two triple chairs (Summit), one rope tow (Children's Learning Area), and two Magic Carpets (Beginner Area and Children's Learning Area).

History

Mount Southington formerly had a J-bar in the beginner area until 2001, when it was replaced by a double chair. The mountain also once had two T-bars on the Stardust Trail, which were removed back in the late 1980s or early 1990s.

The mountain's two remaining T-bars, lift #4 and lift #5 respectably, were removed after the conclusion of the 2008-2009 ski season. They are being replaced with a new Partek Triple Chairlift. The new chair runs on a similar path as the old T-bars, but slightly re-angled because the chairlift goes to the top of the mountain, unlike the previous mid-mountain T-bars.

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