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Woodbury Ski Area, Woodbury

#57 of 66 in Outdoors in Connecticut
Woodbury Ski Area is located in Woodbury, Connecticut. This small ski area is in New England. The skiing and snow tubing operations are serviced by a chairlift and multiple surface lifts. Local residents refer to it as "Rod's" after its owner, Olympic skier Rod Taylor.Taylor opened the resort in 1972. Taylor took pride in Woodbury being the first ski area in Connecticut to open each season.
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160 reviews
  • November 16, 2016
    This place has been around for years and has undergone some needed renovations. This is a great place to take the kids tubing - small, convenient and not a long drive from Fairfield County  more »
  • November 12, 2016
    My friends and I drove an hour to go zorbing and it ended up being closed even though the person we called and the website said it was open daily. There was a guy there and he was very unfriendly abou...  more »
  • November 12, 2016
    place sucks. drove an hour to get there after calling &looking at website, said open daily, got there and wasn't open  more »
  • June 23, 2017
    "Open Daily" says the sign. Well, not today on a beautiful summer day. Nobody around. Nobody picked up the phone. We were looking forward to summer tubing, but the only sign of life was beer cans strewn all over the bandstand.
  • February 25, 2016
    Under new management since most of these reviews were written. Complete overhaul over the past couple seasons. If you are close it's worth it. Ticket cost is appropriate, night skiing is now available. Compared to the two RIDGE hills in CT it is the steepest so adults can enjoy themselves when kids learn to ski. They have a six week learn to ski program that is unmatched in the area, both in price and instruction. Disregard any review 20 months or older. Close, cheap, friendly, SAFE. Fair food prices.
  • February 6, 2015
    It is a great little ski area to get time on the snow without driving to northern New England. They have state of the art snowmaking and grooming equipment, but keep in mind that they depend heavily on man-made snow given their geographic location. If you are expecting Sun Valley when you get there you will be disappointed, but if you have realistic expectations it is probably as good or better than most of the hills in CT short of taking a drive to Mohawk. Prices for lessons are very reasonable compared to what we have paid for our kids in places like Vermont. Staff are mostly local kids who work part time in the winter months.
  • February 11, 2015
    Woodbury Ski Area is a great place for first time skiers. They have a great rate for first timers that includes lift, rental and lesson for $75. The group lesson were great. We got a lot of individual attention because of the small group. There was no line at the lift all day on a Saturday.
  • December 28, 2013
    Went with my kids and family from Florida. I don't know what all the fuss is about, we loved the place and the kids had fun, moms had fun, and staff was friendly! The beginner hills were the perfect sizes, and so were the ones across the street. Staff was there at the top of every hill, helping out the young ones. The only con was the crossing of the street was somewhat dangerous, but its only a couple seconds. As a parent, I'd like some kind of "Kid Crossing" signs or something. Great experience! I reccomend it!

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