This classic Connecticut ski resort is family friendly, has great snowmaking and terrain, and has great deals and discounts throughout the season. The resort is located in Northwestern Connecticut in the Berkshire Mountains. It is completely surrounded by beautiful and protected forests and spans more than 100 skiable acres.
The resort has great terrain for all ability levels. Nearly 30 percent is ideal for new and beginning skiers, 50 percent is great for intermediates, and the remaining is fairly challenging and limited to advanced skiers. There are 24 trails and roughly 10 lifts. The summit of the mountain is 1,600 feet and skiers can enjoy racing down more than 600-vertical feet. As an added bonus, over 95 percent of the terrain is covered by their extensive snowmaking fleet and night skiing is available each night on 12 trails.
This mountain is dedicated to providing families and younger children with a safe and enjoyable environment. The Ski Patrol is an organization of volunteers trained in outdoor emergency care. They are all over the mountain and prepared to handle any situation that may arise. They are also dedicated to safety and keep an eye out so that everyone can have a great time. Mohawk also boasts a professional staff of PSIA certified instructors who teach lessons of all kinds from beginners to adults and also provide a racing school. They have group instruction, women’s-only classes and lessons catered to instilling in kids a lifelong love of snow sports. There are a series of great ski lesson packages that include lift tickets, lessons, and rentals for one low price.
There are plenty of facilities and services on the mountain. Mohawk has several dining spots, both grab-and-go as well as sit-down restaurants. There is also a great ski shop with top ski and snowboard brands, as well as chic Mohawk Mountain gear. Mohawk also houses a great rental and repair shop with an impressive variety of skis and snowboards for both adults and children.
What many people don’t know about Mohawk is that it has a very long history of philanthropy and helping its community. Their focus remains mainly on children and promoting healthy lifestyles by encouraging exercise and giving local children free season passes. They also regularly support several community initiatives throughout Northwestern Connecticut. It is an honorable and worthy reason to support Mohawk Mountain. It’s a great family ski area in one of the more beautiful areas of Connecticut.
The resort has a great variety of terrain spread over more than 100 acres. Of the 24 named runs, 30 percent are great for new and beginning skiers, 50 percent are suitable for intermediates, and the remaining 30 percent are challenging and great for advanced skiers. The resort has nearly 10 lifts. From summit to base, the mountain spans 650-vertical feel. When weather conditions are less than ideal, 95 percent of the terrain will remain open due to their snowmaking ability. Night skiing is available every night of the week on 12 trails.
Unfortunately there is not a terrain park, but thankfully there is a lot of challenging terrain to keep even the most seasoned rider or freestyle skier entertained.
This is a purist ski resort. There are not a lot of other activities besides skiing and snowboarding. Of course, the Berkshires are an incredibly scenic area and there is plenty to do in the way of hiking and exploring.
The ski area is located in a relatively remote part of Connecticut amidst a protected state park. There are some great dining options located slope side but there is not much in the way of après ski. There are also several towns within driving distance, but they are mostly small, sleepy townships. Guests expecting nighttime activities should have a car because there isn’t a whole lot in the general vicinity.