In 1947 Walt Schoenknecht a Skiing Hall of Fame member, created Mohawk Mountain Ski Area among the forests of the Southern Berkshire Mountain. The following winter he introduced snowmaking, which is currently used at winter resorts throughout the world. Mohawk Mountain has remained a family business and a favorite New England Ski Area for many generations of families. Mohawk Mountain Ski Area is a private corporation working in partnership with the Connecticut Department of 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 is obtained off of Rt. 4 in Cornwall CT
The Ski Area has 24 trails and a elevation at the summit of 1600 feet. A Vertical Drop of 650 feet and the longest Trail 1.25 miles 107 skiable acres on 350 scenic acres of state forest. Snowmaking covers 95% of all terrain. Mohawk has 12 Night Skiing Trails.
Lodging in the area is mostly Bed and Breakfast and small inns.
Map and directions for Mohawk Mountain
Zip code 06796 will also work in your GPS or online.
Take Route 7 North to the intersection of Route 4, right on the Route 4 East for 5 miles and the mountain is on the right.
Take I 684 North I684 merges to Route 22 North to Route 55 East. Stay on Route 55 East. Follow Route 55 into CT. At the intersection of US 7, turn left on US 7 North to the intersection of Route 4, right on Route 4 East for 5 miles and the mountain is on the right.
Take Route 8 North to exit 44 in Torrington, off the exit go straight to the next traffic light past the Burger King. At the light turn left onto Route 4 West, following Route 4 about 12 miles to the mountain.