Ski Sundown

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Ski Sundown
The Ski Sundown base area
The Ski Sundown base area
Location New Hartford, Connecticut, US
Nearest city Hartford, Connecticut
Vertical 625 ft (191 m)[1]
Runs 15
Longest run 1.6 kilometers
Lift system 5 chairlifts: 3 Triples, 2 Surface Lifts
Snowmaking 100%
Web site Ski Sundown

Ski Sundown is a ski area located in New Hartford, Connecticut. There are 15 trails, 14 which are lighted for nighttime skiing. In terms of difficulty, eight of the trails are easier, four are intermediate and three are difficult. Popular trails include Tom's Treat, which winds its way down the mountain for one mile and includes a mini terrain park (1.6 km), and Gunbarrel, a steep pitch straight down the mountain which offers free NASTAR as well as CISC-sponsored races. The ski area features two terrain parks, the easier on Tom's Treat, and an expert terrain park on the black diamond run Stinger. Five lifts service the mountain, with three triple chairs, and two conveyor lifts. Ski Sundown has 65 acres (260,000 m2) of skiable terrain. Ski Sundown also includes 14 out of 15 trails lighted for night skiing, usually until 10 PM (12 am on New Year's Eve)


Satan's Ridge Ski Area opened with a Hall T-Bar in 1963. A second T-Bar would be added in 1965. The area later closed, before being reopened as Ski Sundown by Channing Murdock, owner of nearby Butternut Basin Ski Area. In 1977, a new Borvig triple chairlift was installed to the summit. In 1987, a second summit triple chairlift, a CTEC, installed. In 2006 a conveyor lift was added, and in 2013 a 300 foot conveyor lift was installed in the Sunnyside Learning area.

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