All Things Skiing! - Westport Moms

All Things Skiing!

With winter around the corner – and a desire to find things to do outside, many people are starting to think about SKI GEAR and SKI MOUNTAINS! In the spirit of trying to keep people in the know, here is our list of local ski mountains (near and a bit further), and some local spots to rent – or buy – ski gear! Please let us know if there are any good ones we missed!

Ski Rentals
BackCountry.com
Cycleology Bike & Ski – Westport, CT  – Walk in or make an appointment for a fitting!


Outdoor Sports Center in Wilton – rentals begin 09/01 (well priced), takes roughly 1 week if being fitted, and can rent for a day, weekend, or season
Rotary Ski Shop – Stratford, CT
Ski and Sport of Westport – Westport, CT

Ski Mountains (good for day trips)
Butternut – Great Barrington, MA – 1 hour 45 minutes from Westport
Catamount – Hillsdale, NY – 1 hour, 55 minutes from Westport
Jiminy Peak – Hancock, MA – 2 hours 15 minutes from Westport
Mohawk – Cornwall, CT – 1 hour 15 minutes from Westport
PowderRidge – Middlefield, CT – 40 mins from Westport  (*offers snow tubing)
Southington – Plantsville, CT – 1 hour from Westport
Sundown – New Hartford, CT – 1 hour from Westport
Thunder Ridge Ski Mountain – Patterson, NY – 50 minutes from Westport

Ski Mountains (weekend trips)
Bromley – Peru, VT – 3 hours from Westport
Butternut – Great Barrington, MA – 1 hour 45 minutes from Westport
Catamount – Hillsdale, NY – 1 hour, 55 minutes from Westport
Dartmouth Skiway – Lyme, NH – 3.5 hours from Westport – *especially manageable with little kids
Gunstock – Gilford, NH – 4 hours from Westport
Jay Peak – Orleans County, VT – 5 hours from Westport – *a bit further, but great snow, fewer people, and expert terrain
Jiminy Peak – Hancock, MA – 2 hours 15 minutes from Westport
Killington – Killington, VT – 3.5 hours from Westport
Mad River Glen – Fayston, VT – 4.5 hours from Westport – *a bit further, but great snow, fewer people, and expert terrain
Mount Snow – Somerset, VT – 3 hours from Westport
Okemo – Ludlow, VT – 3 hours from Westport
Stowe – Stowe, VT – 4.5 hours from Westport
Stratton – Stratton, VT – 3 hours from Westport
Suicide Six – Pomfret, VT – 3.5 hours from Westport – *especially manageable with little kids

Skier Checklist – in case you haven’t been skiing in awhile – or EVER with kids…here are a few things to make sure you don’t leave behind!

Skis
Boots
Poles
Helmet
Goggles
Jacket
Pants
Baselayer top
Baselayer bottom
Midlayer
Gloves
Ski Socks (A MUST)
Hand/Toe Warmers
Hat/Neckgaitor
Sunblock/lip balm

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