Mount Southington facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Southington Ski Area
Mount Southington's Stardust, Avalanche and Thunderbolt ski lifts and trails lit at night.
|Location||Mount Southington, Plantsville, Connecticut|
|Nearest city||Waterbury, Connecticut|
|Vertical||425 feet (130 m)|
|Top elevation||525 feet (160 m)|
|Base elevation||100 feet (30 m)|
|Skiable area||51 acres (0.21 km2)|
|Longest run||.08 miles (0.13 km)|
|Lift system||7 Lifts: 2 Triple Chairs, 2 Double Chairs, 1 Handle Tow, 2 Carpet Lifts|
|Snowfall||40 inches (100 cm)|
Mount Southington Ski Area is located in Plantsville, Connecticut, on Mount Vernon Road.
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).
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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