Mountain Message Blog

Thursday, July 28, 2022

The Dog Days Of Summer

As we enter the month of August our Mountain Operations team is beginning to implement capital improvements in preparation for the winter months to come. This includes added efficiencies to our snowmaking system, updates to the Summit Six, Spear Mountain Express and Barnyard chairlifts, interior renovations to the Learning Center, Rental Department and basement entrance to Elmwood Lodge. New and improved equipment is being installed in Harvest Cafe along with all Food and Beverage departments. The wildflowers have come and gone, glades are getting trimmed and the ski slopes are starting to get prepared for snow. 

Our wedding business continues to grow with our centrally located venue accommodating groups of 75 to 200 in recent weeks. Please contact our Wedding and Events Manager if you are interested in learning more or would like to take a tour, (603) 768-3166 or weddings@raggedmountainresort.com to inquire. 

2022-23 Mission: Affordable Season Passes are available now, make sure you commit to skiing and riding with us this season and lock in at one of the most affordable season passes in all of New England!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Thursday, July 28, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Wedding Season Is Upon Us

As the last few patches of snow melt off of Showboat, Exhibition and Wild Side we have now transitioned into wedding and private party season. We recently hosted a number of large gatherings such as Proctor Academy and Newfound High School's Prom events. That's right, Ragged Mountain makes for a unique venue to host that team building exercise or staff appreciation party you have been considering. Our centrally located venue can cater groups of up to 200 individuals with dining space to seat everyone together in Elmwood Lodge. Please contact our Wedding and Events Manager, Amy at (603) 768-3166 or weddings@raggedmountainresort.com to inquire. 

Our Mountain Operations team is preparing to implement our capital improvement plan over the next couple of months. We are looking at improved efficiencies in our snowmaking system, updates to both the Summit Six Express and Spear Mountain Express chairlifts, some renovations to several departments including the Learning Center, Rental Department and basement entrance to Elmwood Lodge. And our Food and Beverage departments will see some new and improved equipment.

2022-23 Mission: Affordable Season Passes are available NOW - make sure you commit to skiing and riding with us next season and lock in at one of the most affordable season passes in all of New England!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Thursday, April 14, 2022

2021-22 Winter Operations Have Closed For The Season

On behalf of the Ragged Mountain staff, we thank you all for another successful and memorable winter season of fantastic skiing and riding together! Our team came together to overcome a mild winter with limited natural snow and was able to provide the quality snow surfaces and guest experience we have come to love about our mountain. Our spring signature event series saw record attendance and left lasting impressions for all those who participated. Be sure to check out our Pond Skim video on YouTube, shot in ultra slow motion with a Phantom Flex camera!

As the snow melts away our Mountain Ops and Ski Patrol teams are cleaning up Ragged and Spear peaks and putting them to rest. Ski touring is permitted, but please respect that it is 'AT YOUR OWN RISK' and there are many hazards throughout both mountains, please be mindful that they are not patrolled. We are now looking forward to a summer full of weddings and celebrations! So the time has come to put that last thick coat of wax on your skis and boards and set them aside for the months to come. Many exciting new capital improvements will be happening this summer and we look forward to having our community back at beautiful Ragged Mountain next winter!

2022-23 Mission: Affordable Season Passes are available NOW for $479 - make sure you commit to skiing and riding with us next season and lock in at one of the most affordable season passes in all of New England!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Thursday, April 14, 2022

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The Countdown To Savings Is On

the countdown is on

Come join us: Accept the Mission!
Ragged's mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for everyone continues for the 2022-23 Season with our Mission: Affordable Season Pass! 

HERE'S THE DEAL:

  • NO Blackout Dates!
  • New season pass holders can ski and ride the remainder of the 2021-22 winter season
  • Mission: Affordable benefits include:
    • Access to all Pacific Group Resorts across North America
    • 6 Buddy Tickets for Tier #1 and 4 Buddy Tickets for Tier #2, #3, and #4, each valid for a $69 lift ticket - with NO blackout dates, honored at all Pacific Group Resorts ski areas! (Season pass holders must be present to redeem)
    • New England Resort Reciprocal Program
    • Discounted lift tickets mountain biking at Highland Mountain Bike Park

Purchase yours today at the most reasonable price of the year - $379!  BUY NOW

Upcoming Events:   HERE

LIVE Music this Saturday afternoon in Stone Hearth 3pm to 5pm

Saturday, April 2: Pond Skim

Saturday, April 2: Music On The Mountain featuring Ras1

Sunday, April 3: Closing Day


Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Friday, April 01, 2022

Monday, March 14, 2022

2022-23 Mission: Affordable Season Passes Are Now Available!

the countdown is on

Come join us: Accept the Mission!
Ragged's mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for everyone continues for the 2022-23 Season with our Mission: Affordable Season Pass! 

HERE'S THE DEAL:

  • NO Blackout Dates!
  • New season pass holders can ski and ride the remainder of the 2021-22 winter season
  • Mission: Affordable benefits include:
    • Access to all Pacific Group Resorts across North America
    • 6 Buddy Tickets for Tier #1 and 4 Buddy Tickets for Tier #2, #3, and #4, each valid for a $69 lift ticket - with NO blackout dates, honored at all Pacific Group Resorts ski areas! (Season pass holders must be present to redeem)
    • New England Resort Reciprocal Program
    • Discounted lift tickets mountain biking at Highland Mountain Bike Park

Purchase yours today at the most reasonable price of the year - $379!  BUY NOW

Upcoming Events:   HERE

LIVE Music every Saturday afternoon in Stone Hearth 3pm to 5pm

Saturday's, March 19, 26 and April 2: Music On The Mountain  

Saturday, March 19: Competition Programs Annual Online Auction Fundraiser

Sunday, March 20: Dash and Crash Event #2 Ski Touring Race 

Saturday, March 26: Bump N" Jump

Saturday, April 2: Pond Skim


Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Champagne Powder To Finish Out February

We received 10 inches of some of the lightest snow you'll find east of the Mississippi this past storm cycle and conditions are phenomenal right now!  If you are not here making turns with us right now, you are missing out. The long term forecast looks to stay cold which should preserve the surface conditions into the first of March for us. 

Slope Conditions: 

24" to 36" Base Depths | 39 of 57 Trails | 182 Acres of Skiable Terrain Open - Daily Snow Report is available:  HERE

Limited Lift Ticket Availability:

Lift ticket sales may be limited to ensure a quality mountain experience. Due to anticipated high demand, especially during peak holiday periods, lift tickets and rentals must be purchased online in advance. In the event lift tickets sell out, guests will not be able to buy them in-resort at the ticket window. Mission: Affordable season passes, Mission Four’dable quad pack tickets, Buddy Tickets purchased with the passholder present, resort lodging guests, and lift tickets bought as part of a ski and snowboard school package are guaranteed access.

Upcoming March Events:   HERE

LIVE Music every Saturday afternoon in Stone Hearth 3pm to 5pm

Mar. 4, 5, & 6: USASA Boardercross / Skiercross Event

Tuesday, March 8:  International Women’s Ski Day at Ragged Mountain

Saturday, March 12: “Not Another Banked Slalom”

Saturday, March 19: "Back In The Day Old School Pipe Jam" 

Saturday, March 19: Saint Patrick's Day Shamrock Hunt

Saturday's, March 19, 26 and April 2: Music On The Mountain  

Saturday, March 19: Competition Programs Annual Online Auction Fundraiser

Sunday, March 20: Dash and Crash Event #2 Ski Touring Race 

Saturday, March 26: Bump N" Jump

Saturday, April 2: Pond Skim

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Friday, February 04, 2022

Mountain Operations Report

We have received 4 inches of snow in the past 24 hours and it is continuing to fall!  With several events going on and sunshine forecasted for both Saturday and Sunday it is going to be a gorgeous weekend of skiing and snowboarding with us. Our Wild Side Terrain Park build was just completed this past Wednesday, be sure to check it out with 9 jumps, 10 rails and a wall ride there is something for all you slopestyle enthusiasts out there!

If you are looking to improve on your skiing and/or snowboarding skills, consider a Private Lesson. We have some of the most patient, personable instructors in the biz. More information and bookings are available HERE.

Slope Conditions: 

36" to 44" Base Depths | 50 of 57 Trails | 210 Acres of Skiable Terrain Open - Daily Snow Report is available:  HERE

Snowmaking:

Our snowmaking team just completed Birches, Town Meeting and Lower Exhibition. Our next goal is Pines and Lower Chute BX Course.

Limited Lift Ticket Availability:

Lift ticket sales may be limited to ensure a quality mountain experience. Due to anticipated high demand, especially during peak holiday periods, lift tickets and rentals must be purchased online in advance. In the event lift tickets sell out, guests will not be able to buy them in-resort at the ticket window. Mission: Affordable season passes, Mission Four’dable quad pack tickets, Buddy Tickets purchased with the passholder present, resort lodging guests, and lift tickets bought as part of a ski and snowboard school package are guaranteed access.

Upcoming Events:   HERE

Saturday, February 5: U16 Women’s Tec Cup Qualifier

Saturday, February 5: USASA Slopestyle Event

Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 5 & 6: Black Crow Skis On-Snow Demo

Sunday, February 6: U12/U14 Western Division SL Seeding Race

Saturday, February 19: Belevance Beer Promo with Frank FM

Saturday, February 26, Dash and Crash Event #1 Ski Touring Race 

Sunday, February 27, U10 Open Stubbie Slalom Event on Village Green

Mar. 4, 5, & 6, USASA Boardercross / Skiercross Event

Saturday, March 12, “Not Another Banked Slalom”

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Mountain Operations Update

The skiing and snowboarding is fantastic right now - 10" of fresh snow on MLK Day and there is still fresh tracks to be had in our glades!  Our Ski Patrol staff continue to monitor terrain and drop ropes when coverage permits.  Come enjoy some turns mid-week and wide open carving on fresh corduroy can be found all to yourself! 

Thirsty and/or hungry?  Check out our signature Flying Goose beers paired with our delightful pizzas, Stone Hearth opens up at 11:00am where you will find the Ragged Mountain regulars.

Slope Conditions: 

30' to 42" Base Depths | 43 of 57 Trails | 196 Acres of Skiable Terrain - Daily Snow Report:  HERE

Snowmaking:

Our snowmaking team is currently working on Lower Ridge, Home Run and Wild Side Terrain Park. Our next goal is to move over to Upper Exhibition, Town Meeting, and Birches.

Limited Lift Ticket Availability:

Lift ticket sales may be limited to ensure a quality mountain experience. Due to anticipated high demand, especially during peak holiday periods, lift tickets and rentals must be purchased online in advance. In the event lift tickets sell out, guests will not be able to buy them in-resort at the ticket window. Mission: Affordable season passes, Mission Four’dable quad pack tickets, Buddy Tickets purchased with the passholder present, resort lodging guests, and lift tickets bought as part of a ski and snowboard school package are guaranteed access.

Upcoming Events:   HERE

Saturday, January 22, Ski East High School Race

Sunday, January 23, USTSA NH Sprint Telemark Race

Sunday, January 23, Telemark Down On-Snow Ski Demo

Sunday, January 23, Sport Thoma On-Snow Ski Demo

Sunday, January 30, U16 Women’s Tec Cup Qualifier

Saturday, February 5, USASA Slopestyle Event

Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 5 & 6, Black Crow Skis On-Snow Demo

Sunday, February 27, Dash and Crash Event #1 Ski Touring Race 

Sunday, February 27, U10 Open Stubbie Slalom Event on Village Green

Mar. 4, 5, & 6, USASA Boardercross / Skiercross Event

Saturday, March 12, “Not Another Banked Slalom”



Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Sunday, January 23, 2022

Saturday, January 01, 2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

We are so appreciative of your support over this past year and the community we have that shapes the heart and soul of Ragged Mountain. We hope you have a happy and healthy 2022, Happy New Year from all of us at Ragged!

The forecast remains optimistic and temperatures will soon drop once again. This will enable us to fire up the snowmaking guns and continue blowing snow on Showboat, Cardigan, Wanna Be Wild, and Barnyard Terrain Park through the upcoming week. We plan to continue assessing and open our uphill route sometime this week, once the snow conditions soften a bit. Please stay posted for updates as we monitor snow conditions.

Upcoming January Events:
1/1/2022:  The Chuck and John Band kick off the start of our weekly music series this Saturday in Stone Hearth from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

1/8/2022:  Ski East High School Race on Village Green organized by our Ragged Competition Programs

1/17/2022:  RMR Food Drive - Bring five canned goods per person and receive a discounted Adult Day lift ticket for $59 OR Teen/Junior/Senior lift ticket for $47. All donated food goes to our local Danbury Food Pantry.

1/22/2022:  Ski East High School Race on Village Green organized by our Ragged Competition Programs

1/23/2022:  Sport Thoma On-Snow Ski Demo - Sport Thoma will be providing Rossignol, Head, Volkl, Nordica, and Liberty skis available for you to try. 

1/23/2022:  USTSA Telemark Race on Flying Yankee, open to the public. Registration available:  HERE

1/23/2022:  Telemark Down On-Snow Demo

1/30/2022:  U16 Women's Tec Cup Qualifier on Flying Yankee organized by our Ragged Competition Programs

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Thursday, January 06, 2022