Mohawk Mountain is located in the Southern Berkshires, in northwest Connecticut. It is the oldest and largest ski area in Connecticut, and was built by Walter Schoenknecht in 1947. Mohawk provides night skiing on the majority of its trails and has snowmaking on 95% of all of their terrain. The base lodge of Mohawk has dining options, but all lodging is in the nearby town of Cornwall.
Mohawk Mountain is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Mohawk Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mohawk Mountain Terrain Overview
Mohawk Mountain has a total of 25 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mohawk Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 107 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 43 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Mohawk Mountain's slopes see on average 93 inches (2.4 meters) of snowfall a year.
Mohawk Mountain Elevation
Mohawk Mountain has a summit elevation of 1,600 feet, or 488 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 960 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 640 feet (195 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mohawk Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Mohawk Mountain Difficulty Level
36out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Mohawk Mountain has 107 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mohawk Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Mohawk Mountain good for beginners?
Mohawk Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mohawk Mountain Location
Mohawk Mountain is located in the state of Connecticut, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of West Cornwall, CT.
West Cornwall, CT 06796 USA
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Getting to Mohawk Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mohawk Mountain), its coordinates of 41.83000, -73.31000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of West Cornwall, CT to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mohawk Mountain.
|LaGuardia Airport||LGA||New York, NY||78 mi|
|John F. Kennedy International Airport||JFK||New York, NY||86 mi|
|Newark Liberty International Airport||EWR||New York, NJ||90 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mohawk Mountain.
|Bradley International Airport||BDL||Hartford, CT||33 mi|
|Tweed New Haven Airport||HVN||New Haven, CT||45 mi|
|New York Stewart International Airport||SWF||Newburgh, NY||47 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mohawk Mountain, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mohawk Mountain.
|Ski Sundown||New Hartford, CT||1,075 ft||30%||20 mi|
|Woodbury Ski Area||Woodbury, CT||850 ft||34%||20 mi|
|Mt. Southington||Plantsville, CT||525 ft||32%||24 mi|
|Thunder Ridge||Patterson, NY||1,270 ft||29%||26 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||35%||28 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||25%||31 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||45%||35 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||47%||41 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||38%||42 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||13%||48 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||46%||50 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||25%||52 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||55%||53 mi|
|Tuxedo Ridge||Central Valley, NY||1,400 ft||30%||54 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||51%||62 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||36%||65 mi|
|Belleayre Mountain||Highmount, NY||3,429 ft||43%||67 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||35%||69 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||70 mi|
|Campgaw Mountain||Mahwah, NJ||720 ft||14%||71 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||49%||75 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||81 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||36%||83 mi|
|Greek Peak Mountain||New York, NY||2,100 ft||40%||85 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||41%||86 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||47%||91 mi|
|Yawgoo Valley||Exeter, RI||315 ft||24%||92 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||98 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||99 mi|
Mohawk Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,600 ft|
|Base Elevation||960 ft|
|Vertical Drop||640 ft|
(20% Beginner, 60% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||93 inches|