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Yawgoo Valley Ski Area & Sportspark

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Rated #1 in Rhode Island

 

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Transportation
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AIR TRANSPORTATION

 

T.F. Green Airport
Airlines operating from T.F. Green include Air Canada, Cape Air, Continental, Delta, Southwest, United, United Express and US Airways.

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
 

From Providence:
Route 95 South to Route 4( Exit 9 ) Take Exit 5B off Route 4 ( Route 102N ).  Go 1 mile, left onto Route 2 South. Approximately 3.5 miles left onto Yawgoo Valley Road  One mile to Ski Area.

 

From Points South:
Route 95 North to Route 138E ( Exit 3A ). Left onto Route 2 North,  Yawgoo Valley Road is 2.5 miles on right. One mile to Ski Area.

 

From Newport:
Route 138 E toward Jamestown. Merge onto Route 1 N toward Providence.  Turn slight left onto Route 4 N and then turn left onto Allentown Rd.  Turn right onto Indian Corner Rd. then turn left to stay on Indian Corner Rd.  Indian Corner Rd. becomes Slocum Rd. turn right onto Bridge Rd.  Turn left onto Mill Pond Rd.  Yawgoo Valley parking lot is at the end of Mill Pond Rd.

 

Lodging
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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Renaissance Providence Hotel

 

 

 

 Providence lodging beautifully contrasts historic neoclassical architecture with modern conveniences.  Amenities include fitness center and business center.  Internet access for a fee.  Restaurant and lounge on site.

Extra person charges may apply

 

$199 and up

 

Hotel Providence

 

Upscale hotel with valet, concierge, laundry services, business center and fitness studio are always available.

Extra person charges may apply

$199 and up

Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown 

 Convenient location offering 110 rooms including complimentary breakfast daily.  The hotel has a fitness and business center. 

Extra person charges may apply

$149 and up

       
       
  • Additional lodging options are available in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Yawgoo Valley Ski Area & Sportspark
Description:

There's a certain novelty to skiing at Rhode Island's only alpine ski area. When the land is barren and brown in the rest of the state, Yawgoo is an island of white. This place is best reserved for those learning to ski, because with a scant 245 feet of vertical, you get acquainted with the whole area in a real hurry. There is one challenging slope called TNT, which can be a great rush for the beginner-intermediate. This place is especially fun for night skiing, and has a nice upstairs lounge to retreat to when you need a break.

Details:
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Snow making percent100%
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Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
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Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
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Lifts-Gondola
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Trails-2-Intermediate4
Trails-3-Advanced2
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Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total12
Runs-Steepest run
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General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop245'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds37 acres
General-Snow making coverage37 acres
Models:
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Posted

Pros: Right down the road

Cons: 200 ft. of vertical

Yawgoo Valley is tiny. With just a couple hundred feet of vertical, there's not much reason to drive any distance to get here. They do a big night skiing business with local kids, and in fact many weekdays they don't open until 2:00 p.m., when the kids get out of school.

 

For the size of the place, it's surprising that they have two chairlifts and a rope tow, all of which run when it's busy. There are some flat spots on the hill, and my favorite run to minimize the flat is to ski Upper Ledges to Yellow Jacket, you can get a pretty consistent pitch all the way down that run. There are a couple of really really short steep pitches, one of which would be a legitimate black diamond if it were longer than the 10 or 15 feet it is.

 

The lodge is about what you'd expect for a place this size. They have a really nice two-sided stone fireplace in the middle, and I'd definitely recommend packing a lunch if you're going to spend the day here (they do sell food, but, well...).

 

This is a great place to bring kids who are learning to ski, stay for a few hours, and not spend hours driving somewhere bigger and better.

 

On the other hand, their tubing park is terrifying. It's way steeper than those I've seen elsewhere, and the one time I went, it was pretty icy and, like I said, terrifying. If I ever go back I'm definitely wearing a helmet. One of the local news guys went tubing a few years ago, and the film was of him screaming like a girl on the way down.

 

So, if you're in the area and really dying to ski, it's worth spending a few hours here. Bigger kids who want a thrill can try the tubing park.

 

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