Mohawk Mountain Ski Area

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Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
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Mohawk Mountain
Mohawk Mountain
LocationCornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Coordinates41°50′12″N 73°18′48″W / 41.83675°N 73.31342°W / 41.83675; -73.31342Coordinates: 41°50′12″N 73°18′48″W / 41.83675°N 73.31342°W / 41.83675; -73.31342
Vertical650 ft
Skiable area107 acres (0.433 km²)
Runs25
Longest run1.25 mi Deer Run
Lift system7 chairs: 4 Triples, 1 Double, 2 Surface Lifts
Snowmaking95%
WebsiteMohawk Mountain

Mohawk Mountain is a ski area located in Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut. The ski area was built on the northwest slope of Mohawk Mountain by Walt Schoenknecht in 1947. It is a popular destination for both day and night skiers and snowboarders in the Connecticut area. It is also a popular day skiing destination for the New York City Metropolitan Area demographic as it is approximately a 95-mile ride to Mohawk Mountain from Manhattan. This resort is also famous for its pioneering efforts in creating and popularizing the snow gun and artificial snow.

History[edit]

Mohawk Mountain ski area was first opened by Walt Schoenknecht, later of Mount Snow fame, in 1947.

In 1969, a new Carlevaro-Savio double chairlift was installed.

In 1978, a new Hall triple chairlift was installed.

In 1989, a tornado destroyed many of the ski area's lifts and trees.[1] While the lifts were reconstructed, to this day the tree destruction is still visible from the base area.

In the summer of 2008, Mohawk Mountain installed a CTEC triple chairlift to replace the Mohawk Double. Formerly placed at Loon Mountain from 1984 to 2004, it is now the Mohawk Triple Chair as seen on their Trail Map.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pennington, Bill (January 28, 2009). "Snowy Slopes, Within Easy Reach". New York Times.

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