Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort, situated in Middlefield, Connecticut, has a storied history dating back to the early 1960s when it was established by local businessmen as a ski resort. Opening its doors to the public in 1961, Powder Ridge initially thrived but faced financial challenges, changing ownership multiple times and experiencing periods of closure due to operational and legal issues. In the early 2000s, the resort underwent revitalization efforts, with a new ownership group in 2012 investing significantly in infrastructure upgrades, snowmaking capabilities, and overall amenities.
The most notable transformation occurred when Powder Ridge shifted from being solely a winter sports destination to becoming a year-round resort. This shift, marked by extensive renovations and the introduction of new activities, turned Powder Ridge into a versatile destination for outdoor enthusiasts. This week, we’re diving deep into all of the activities and amenities at Powder Ridge
Powder Ridge isn’t just for winter sports enthusiasts. Experience skiing, snowboarding, and tubing on synthetic snow, available throughout the year. Additionally, thrill-seekers can enjoy zip lining, disc golf, and mountain biking adventures from May to November.
Diverse Event Offerings & Seasonal Operations
Throughout the year, the Ridge hosts cultural events, music festivals, sports competitions, and beer fests, creating a vibrant atmosphere for visitors.
Modern Lodge and Dining
The lodge at Powder Ridge blends country elegance with modern sophistication. With repurposed barn board accents and inviting fireplaces, it accommodates over 200 guests and offers a destination restaurant, Fire at the Ridge, serving artfully inspired regional cuisine.
Twenty feature-rich trails cater to various skill levels, while snow tubing and mountain biking trails ensure fun for everyone. The resort also features a cafeteria, locker facilities, a retail sports shop, and more.