In 1947, Skiing Hall of Fame member Walt Schoenknecht,in partnership with his wife Margaret (Peg) Moss Schoenknecht, created Mohawk Mountain Ski Area amidst the rugged beauty of northwestern Connecticut. In 1948 Walt worked with several local engineers to develop the very first snowmaking system ever used at a resort, the basis for the technology used worldwide today. Mohawk Mountain has remained a family business and a favorite destination for over 70 years. Mohawk Mountain Ski Area is a private corporation working in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection at Mohawk State Park. Mohawk State Forest has cross-country trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing at the top of the mountain but are not maintained or connected with the ski area. Access to the state park is obtained off of Rt. 4 in Cornwall.

Mountain Stats

Elevation Summit : 1600 feet

Elevation Base : 960 feet

Vertical Drop : 650 feet

Longest Trail : 1.25 miles (Deer Run)

Number of trails : 26 ( Click here for current trail conditions )

Lifts : 9

– 5 triples

– 4 Surface Conveyers (“Magic Carpets”)

(2 in the Hawk’s Nest, 1 on Lower Mohawk, 1 in the tubing area )

Acreage : 112 skiable acres on 350 scenic acres of state forest.

Snowmaking : 99% of all terrain.

Night Skiing Trails : 16 Trails