The Ski Sundown base area
|Location||New Hartford, Connecticut, US|
|Nearest city||Hartford, Connecticut|
|Vertical||625 ft (191 m)|
|Longest run||1.6 kilometers|
|Lift system||5 chairlifts: 3 Triples, 2 Surface Lifts|
Ski Sundown is a ski area located in New Hartford, Connecticut. There are 16 trails, 15 which are lighted for nighttime skiing. In terms of difficulty, eight of the trails are easier, four are intermediate and three are difficult and one is most 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. The mountain opens its newest trail, Satan's Stairway, a double black diamond dedicated mogul trail in the Winter 2014/2015 season. Five lifts service the mountain, with three triple chairs, and two conveyor lifts. Ski Sundown has 70 acres (280,000 m2) of skiable terrain. Ski Sundown also includes 15 out of 16 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.