Powder Ridge in Middlefield offers skiing, snowboarding & tubing 365 days-a-year


Middlefield, CT. (July 26, 2017) Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort is proud to announce the opening of our 365 Synthetic Snow Park. Your favorite winter sports are now available 365 days a year! The 365 Snow park will September 2, 2017 with 500 ft. run for skiing and boarding plus two tubing lanes. Grand opening ceremony is planned for noon.

Sean Hayes, CEO of Powder Ridge explains, “Skiing 365 days a year has been happening all over Europe for many years. It is made possible by a high-tech version of artificial turf.” 365 Synthetic Snow by Yiippi uses high quality plastic polymer “fingers” that provides a slippery surface, (without water) but still provides the user the ability to carve for turning and stopping.” Hayes continues, “that’s just the beginning by the summer of 2018 the 365 Synthetic Snow Park will go all the way to the top of the Ridge, that is over 2,800 feet.”

“We are proud to partner with Powder Ridge to bring the first synthetic snow park to the Northeast U.S.” says Hans Peter Koehle, Managing Director bei Yiippi GmbH365. “365 Synthetic snow is ideal for race and freestyle teams to train on. The large amount of space between the “fingers” provides more air flow than any other synthetic snow manufacturer. That air keeps the board or ski from overheating even on the fastest racing team.”

Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort is the first full service year-round urban mountain sports park and resort, featuring skiing, snowboarding, tubing, mountain biking and synthetic snow adventures for all ages. The 225-acre facility is centrally located in the heart of Connecticut at the junction of all the major throughways, providing easy access to the over 23 million people within a 90-mile radius.  The newly renovated lodge houses the Marketplace for casual dining and large events.  On the second floor of the lodge is Fire at The Ridge Restaurant & Tavern, plus 10 hotel rooms.  The mountain has been upgraded with new snow making equipment, snow grooming vehicles, and updated aerial and surface lifts.  The training center is the only Terrain Based Learning Facility in CT, which utilizes sculpted snow to give beginners high level skiing and riding sensations without the fear or risks of falling and stopping.


If you would like more information about this topic, call Laura Loffredo at (860) 894-2205 or contact Powder Ridge by email.