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   Connecticut: Ski Sundown: Expansions
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Sunnyside at Ski Sundown
Sunnyside Details
Sunnyside
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1980-81
Lifts:1 chairlift, surface lifts
Terrain:Novice terrain
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While an attempt to enhance the novice offerings at Ski Sundown had been made in 1971 with the installation of a new Heron-Poma platter pull, the ski area still had a relatively small offering of beginner terrain, considering its feeder-area market.

Seeking to improve upon this, Sundown installed its second triple chairlift, a 562 foot long Borvig named the Sunnyside Triple. The new lift eventually served three new trails.

Uphill capacity in the complex was further improved in 1994-95, when the Pomalift was replaced with a short version of the former summit double chairlift, called Little Joe.

After over a decade of service, the Little Joe double chairlift was replaced with a series of conveyor lifts in the 2010s, allowing for novices to make a more gradual transition to chairlift skiing.


The Little Joe Double in 2004
The Little Joe Double in 2004

The Little Joe Double in 2004
The Little Joe Double in 2004

The Sunnyside Triple in 2004
The Sunnyside Triple in 2004

The Sunnyside Triple in 2004
The Sunnyside Triple in 2004

A 2006 trail map of the Sunnyside area
A 2006 trail map of the Sunnyside area

A 2013 trail map of the Sunnyside area
A 2013 trail map of the Sunnyside area

Ski Sundown Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Sunnyside1980-81Open
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Last updated: April 20, 2014

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