Mohawk Mountain


Long a southern Berkshire favorite, Mohawk Mountain can boast of an impressive pedigree. Skiing visionary Walt Schoenknecht created it, and in 1949 he fired up a rudimentary snowmaking system on its slopes for the first time.

The rest, as they say, is history. Schoenknecht went on to build Mount Snow in Vermont, snowmaking technology improved by leaps and bounds, and Mohawk has now provided more than a half century of winter fun to generations of families. With two dozen trails, a terrain park, extensive lights for night skiing and riding, up-to-date grooming and (of course) snowmaking, five chairlifts and a "wonder carpet" for beginners, Mohawk offers a modern mountain experience close to the metropolitan areas of Connecticut, especially Hartford. The family-run area fosters a family atmosphere with a smoke-and alcohol-free policy.