Winter is upon us and it’s time to strap on the boards, hit the slopes, and have some fun. Luckily, we have many easily accessible places for great snow and fun in and around Rhode Island.
We can still ski and snowboard during the pandemic providing we follow Covid-19 protocols. Check out a few of our best slopes and enjoy winter!
Yawgoo’s ski and snowboarding slopes are open, but the tubing park hasn’t opened yet. You will need a mask for public areas and groups are not permitted.
However, they have 14 trails, two chairlifts, and they’re making snow so get out for some fun and fresh air. No need to worry about travel restrictions – support your state!
Mohawk is open and offers tubing. They suggest buying passes online beforehand as they have limited capacity. The lodge is also restricted and limited.
The ski area offers 26 trails, eight lifts, and night skiing. Rhode Island residents are currently exempt from Connecticut’s quarantine requirements.
Powder Ridge has gone above and beyond to keep visitors safe while having fun. They’re providing a complimentary bag check, added a second tubing lift to double their capacity, and opened an outdoor heated beer garden.
They suggest buying lift and tubing passes online beforehand to avoid disappointment.
New Hartford, CT
Sundown offers a wide range of trails from very easy to black diamond. They make snow constantly so skiers and snowboarders will definitely get time on the slopes. Lift lines usually aren’t too long either since they have three, in addition to their two conveyors.
Blue Hills has three runs open at this time and they’re open for night skiing. They make their own snow and runs are groomed and suitable for all expertise levels. Check Massachusetts’s travel requirements if you want to go.
This is one of New England’s favorite mountains, but you will need to take precautions if you want to visit. State guidelines require all visitors from outside the state to produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to arrival in Massachusetts. They must also complete their travel form.
However, it is worthwhile as they offer night skiing, four lifts, and multiple groomed trails. Sorry, their tubing park is also closed.
This is the largest ski resort in New England and a favorite for Rhode Islanders. They have 31 trails and five lifts and make snow so you’re certain to enjoy your visit. Don’t forget the Massachusetts’s travel requirements if you want to go.
Catamount is one of the best mid-sized ski areas in southern New England. It offers varied terrain, a family atmosphere, and multiple chairs, lifts, and trails including one of the most challenging in the Berkshires.
Travelers coming from out of state can opt out of the mandatory 14-day quarantine if they get tested within three days of departure, quarantine upon arrival for three days and get a negative test result on the fourth day.