The descent for this area is pretty short, but it does get steep. You start out going through the trees, and as it gets steeper, it becomes an avy path. The hanging meadow is a short pitch that is void of trees, but be careful because it is prone to avalanches caused by backcountry skiers. Once you are down through the meadow, you can cut hard left to get back to the first turnoff and take a quick skin back up to the warming hut or you can continue NW and go down to 7 Mile, which is a much longer run.[more]
On the coast, so for the most par it is pretty tame, but northwestern CT has a couple of rolling hills. There is a bit of nordic skiing there, and generally when the snow comes in, it stick around for a while, unless you are right on the water.
How to Get There
Go to New England and head south towards the water. Approaches are shorter for XC skiing, and most people would say that CT is not a destination for backcountry skiing.