Friday, February 15, 2013

Powder Ridge

For almost 50 years Powder Ridge Ski Resort operated in the town of Middlefield, Connecticut. The Ski lifts came to a grinding halt when the Resort suddenly closed "permanently" in 2007 due to slow seasons and unusually warm winters which left them with debt of over 2 million dollars with TD Bank. Today the snow covered mountain lays vacant with only the tracks of ATVs trailing across the hills.

 - We headed up there a month ago climbing the back of the mountain from the Meridian side. This was the third time I have been here since the closure and a few things have changed. The chairs have been removed from the ski lifts and the snow machines have also been removed. I do have pictures from three years ago of the snow machines and chairs on the lifts, but I have to go through my computer and find them. The website for the resort can still be found today untouched from 2007. Recently it has been stated on the Resort's Facebook page that the park will be opening for a 2013 season...But we will just have to wait and see about that.

Updated 11/7/14: We are happy to announce Powder Ridge re-opened and is open to the general public once again... 

                                                                Powder Ridge Website


  1. Yes, actually the company that owns the Brownstone Quarry in Portland is going through with renovating Powder Ridge and they do plan to reopen it by next season (2013), but I'm dubious myself considering all the previous failed attempts. I'm surprised you didn't have any trouble getting in since I would assume that by now it's an active work site. Also, it looks like you just stayed at the top, which is still a mess. Renovations are probably being done to the lodge and buildings at the base.

  2. The Metacomet blue trail runs across the top of the ridge from RT 68 to RT 66 so that area is public access.

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