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Best Skiing near Danbury, CT

A surprising (to many, anyway) spread of ski and snowboarding options lie within the broader New York City hinterland, and as it happens Danbury, CT is mighty close to some of the best slopes. If you’re a skier or snowboarder, then, Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury makes an awesome springboard for winter fun—and a chic, amenity-packed place to return to after a day in the hills!

Here are three of the most convenient New England ski hills to our boutique hotel.

Thunder Ridge Ski Area

A mere 20 minutes from Danbury, you can be slicing down the thrilling runs of Thunder Ridge just outside Patterson, New York. Open to both day and night skiing and snowboarding, this long-running resort boasts 22 trails, three chairlifts, and four magic carpets as well as snowmaking capabilities. Whether you’re a total newbie or a longtime skier looking to expand your skill set, consider taking advantage of Thunder Ridge’s Snowsports School, which has the distinction of employing the highest percentage of Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA)-certified teachers in the Northeast.

Woodbury Ski Area

Established in the early 1970s by former National Downhill Champion (and Hartford, CT native) Rod Taylor, Woodbury Ski Area draws skiers and snowboarders (and tubers!) to its snowy playground, which includes a ski park and a quarter pipe. Woodbury provides lessons as well as all-ages racing opportunities through its Woodbury Ski Area Race Team, headed by Chandler Brill, a former member of the U.S. Ski Team.

Mohawk Mountain

Set in the Northwestern Highlands of Litchfield County, Mohawk Mountain’s alluring slopes, which feature a vertical drop of 650 feet, are but a mere hour’s drive from Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury. Its 112 skiable acres include 25 trails—a dozen of them open for night skiing—and eight lifts (including three magic carpets). Founded back in 1947, Mohawk Mountain’s a legitimate piece of skiing history: This was the first ski area in the world to use snowmaking technology.

A Ski/Snowboard Vacation at Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury

So come join us this winter and early spring for awesome regional skiing from a decked-out home base of accommodations at Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury. After a long and exhilarating day on the hillsides, there’s not much better than returning to our boutique hotel and hitting up our on-site restaurant Terra of Danbury for a bit of well-earned wining and dining!