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Powder Ridge, Middletown, CT 2-16-2015

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Went to the Ridge yesterday with my wife. We got a late start as she doesn't share my enthusiasm to get right out the door on her day off.

Got there around 11:00 and got dressed and booted up in the lodge, then bought 4 hour tickets.

I have never been to Powder Ridge before. I am a lifelong CT resident, but by the time I started skiing as an adult they had fallen on hard times and closed. I was very excited that they reopened this year to give us an opportunity to ski very close to home (~45 minute drive).

The terrain is not very steep. My wife, a very cautious skier, handled everything there, including their "blacks," with ease.

The snow, however, was, thanks to this weather pattern we're in, phenomenal. I have only experienced a COMPLETELY ice-free day in New England twice before, this made a third time.

I plan to try to get to a couple of the Wednesday night race nights before the season is out.
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It will always be Powder Hill to me (and is far more accurate way to describe it too)

What is all this "ice" you speak of? I think you are describing simple hard pack snow, which is generally completely edgable with proper gear. I don't even see much of that anymore. Snowmaking and grooming have come a long way since I started skiing in the late 60's.
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Growing up in North Haven, we always called it Powder Bump.

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Everything you guys say is true, but it sure was nice to go somewhere nice and close for a day off with the wife. Adding in the much softer than I expected CT snow was a big bonus.
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