ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN
Mount Southington History & Highlights

Just minutes from Exit 30 off Interstate 84, Mount Southington offers a full range of terrain for beginners to experts! Four chairlifts, two carpets and a handle-tow provide easy access to our wide variety of trails, including our terrain park with fun and challenging features. State-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming make every run a great run – all across the mountain.

Mountain Facts

  • Number of Trails: 14
  • Types of Lifts: 2 triple chairs, 2 double chairs, 1 handle tow and 2 carpet lifts
  • Skiable Acres: 51
  • Terrain Parks: 2
  • Vertical: 425 feet
  • Snowmaking: 100%
  • Night Skiing: 100%

IN THE BEGINNING...

In the 1960s, when boots were leather and laced and skis were long, Dr. Harold Richman returned from a ski trip in Vermont with his wife Barbara,

inspired to build a family-oriented ski area in central Connecticut.

After looking around for just the right spot – aesthetic and convenient, with land and water resources – he discovered a dairy farm in Southington that was for sale.
THE SITE WAS PERFECT!

Dr. Richman partnered with other members of his family along with the Palmisano family, of Bristol, CT, and other local investors.

Together they purchased the dairy farm, carved out trails, installed lifts & snowmaking equipment and began to create the Mount Southington Ski Area of today.

A red barn, now known as The Red Barn Café,

was converted into a rental shop on the bottom level and an eating area upstairs. A small snack bar was located nearby. The farmhouse was ideal for offices;

ITS WINDOWS OPEN FOR TICKET SALES.

Complete with rentals, ski lessons and the glamour of night skiing.
MOUNT SOUTHINGTON OPENED IN 1964.
THE FOUNDERS' VISION:
A HAPPY, WINTER OUTDOOR PLACE
A place for friends and family to share chair lifts up and fun runs down!
to master parallel turns (and later, terrain parks and mogul fields),
to show off, to teach others, to be active, to smile

TO ENJOY WINTER!

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