Is the mountain open for sports during the festival?
Yes, we will be open for skiing and snowboarding. Please check the website for opening days and hours. The purchase of a lift pass will get you into the festival for free. Snow tubing is opening on Dec 26th pre-purchase your spot on line now!
Is the Restaurant and tavern open during the festival?
Yes, regular hours including Sunday Brunch. Reservations are recommended for dinner. The restaurant staff will have free passes for you to enjoy the festival.
Fire at the Ridge Hours
Wednesday – Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Are the activities outside?
We have both inside and outside activities. We recommended dressing for winter; boots and gloves for the Snow Zone!
Do we need to pre-pay for the balloon ride?
We recommend pre-purchasing the tethered balloon ride, they will sell out. Balloon rides are available on Saturday’s starting at 1 .pm. Click below and change the calendar date to the Saturday you would like to reserve and continue to purchase.
Will there be live music in the restaurant on Saturday nights?
We have three of Connecticut’s most talented bands playing in the lodge on the main stage Saturday night. Check the schedule for details.
Is there a charge for parking?
Parking at Powder Ridge for the New England Winter Festival is free.
Do we need to buy a ticket to go to the Holiday market?
Yes, this gives you access to all the activities and live bands at the festival. Purchase your tickets online before Dec. 12 to receive the discounted price of $5. Children 10-and-under are free. Don’t forget to enter the free raffles!