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  • Mohawk

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    Weatherman
    • Location: 46 Great Hollow Rd, Cornwall, Connecticut, 06753, United States Vertical Drop (ft): 650 Trail Count: 35 Chairlifts: 5 Skiable Acres: 112 Night Skiing: Yes Base Elevation (ft): 960 Summit Elevation (ft): 1600 Annual Snowfall (in): 92 Website: http://www.mohawkmtn.com/

    Introduction

    Mohawk is a small to mid sized ski area in northwest Connecticut. It has five lifts serving 650 feet of vertical. The trails are well laid out. Upper mountain trails near the summit have the feel of skiing through the woods, and then they open up into wide trails once you move off the summit. Night skiing is offered on most trails.

    As is typical for a ski area of its size, all chairs are fixed grip lifts, but the triples are not the slowest out there and limited vertical means the time to the summit is tolerable. Lift lines are rare so there is no waiting. The parallel layout of the trails also helps the runs to feel longer than they are.

    All in all, Mohawk is probably the best ski area in Connecticut, and worth considering over those in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

    Trail Recommendations

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    • Beginner

    There are beginner trails around the summit area worth exploring, but don't be afraid to limit yourself to the "lower" mountain if you like wider trails. Pine and Deer Run are gentle learning runs.

    • Intermediate

    Mohawk and Arrow Head are wide cruisers from top to bottom.

    • Advanced

    The black trails are Mohawk are more like high blues are most areas. Route 100 is a lift line under the Mohawk triple, and is rated a black simply based on its width. Wildwood and Timber are the primary advanced trails and are great cruising trails for advanced intermediates.

    • Tree Skiing / Glades

    When snow depths are deep enough, there is limited tree skiing around the summit area.

    Lifts

    • What to ski when

    Dining and Drinking -- On Mountain and Off

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Food service in the base lodge is limited to the cafeteria. Instead go the Pine Lodge, a bit up the hill, which is the full service restaurant. The atmosphere is worth it.

    • Apres
    • Dinner
    • Late Night

    Annual Special Events

    The firefighter race is the first Saturday in March. Teams of 5 run gates in full gear carrying a 50 foot hose.

    Local Ski Shops

    Where to Stay

    Lift Tickets

    Midweek and night tickets are an excellent deal. For those in Connecticut, skiing Mohawk is a great way to spend a Saturday night.

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