The life of a snowflake starts with delicate, atmospheric crystal formation and ends with sudden mangling beneath the snowboards of teenagers. Frolic in nature’s snowy beauty with today’s Groupon to Woodbury Ski Area. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get a skiing and snowboarding lift ticket (up to a $39 value).
- For $25, you get a tubing lift ticket (up to a $45 value).
- For $30 you get a skiing and snowboarding lift ticket with equipment rental (up to an $84 value). Equipment rental includes:
- Skis, boots, and poles
- Snowboard and boots<p>
- For $50, you get a skiing/snowboarding package (up to a $113 value) that includes:
- A skiing/snowboarding lift ticket
- Equipment rental
- A skiing or snowboarding group lesson<p>
Woodbury Ski Area’s winter activities cater to adrenaline aficionados and amateurs alike. Downhill daredevils can bring their own equipment or strap on rental equipment provided by Woodbury and saddle up to enjoy all-day extreme sports with their lift ticket. Skiers careen down runs carved through Connecticut’s southern Litchfield hills, and snowboarders keep occupied on the rails, spines, and jumps made of powdered sugar in the snowboard park.
Snow-sport novices or vets who want to brush up on their skills can enjoy a group lesson in skiing or snowboarding, during which experienced instructors (all led by former US Olympic Team member Rod Taylor) impart the ins, outs, and upside-downs of the sport. Alternatively, seated snow fiends can hop into an inner tube and soar down 15 natural snow-tubing lanes designed in accordance with National Ski Area Association guidelines, weaving carefully around trees and unemployed bridge trolls.
Although Woodbury Ski Area offers discounts for group rates and children, this Groupon still represents the best value.
Woodbury Ski Area
In the past 40 years, the Southern Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut have seldom stood without an echo of laughter or music. That's because Woodbury Ski Area keeps them pulsing with skiers and snowboarders during winter months and warm-weather revelers and concertgoers throughout the summer. Tubing slides run down the hills throughout the summer, along with zorb balls—inflatable spheres that carry passengers to the bottom in 45 seconds.
Woodbury Ski Area's president Rod Taylor, who competed as a member of the U.S. Ski Team, maintains the facility with the same drive he used to become the national downhill ski champion and record holder for clearing 222 feet in the Glendale Jump contest. While helping to keep adrenaline levels high, Rod ensures the facility hosts more laid-back cultural events with concerts on the Woodbury stage. Past shows have featured legends including The Wailers, Fela Kuti, and UB40, as well as Muddy Waters, The Band, Bonnie Raitt, and Earl Scruggs.