A tradition since 1947, Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall features 24 trails for skiing and snowboarding, five chairlifts and a “wonder carpet” for beginners. With 107 skiable acres on 150 acres of state forest, Mohawk has a 650-foot vertical drop and a 1,600-foot summit. While in the area, take time for a photo op at the historic West Cornwall Covered Bridge that spans the Housatonic River.
Skiing is Believing
At Connecticut’s ski areas, beginners and experienced skiers are in for downhill delights. Over a long weekend, you can visit several key ski spots or stay delightfully in place. Now let’s all root for snowy weather!
Another option is to head to Ski Sundown in New Hartford. This family ski area has four lifts and one conveyor, 15 trails (the longest is a mile) on 65 skiable acres, a 625-foot vertical drop and 1,075 summit.
Woodbury Ski Area
Looking for something close to New York? Woodbury Ski Area (under new ownership) features not only skiing on 12 downhill trails, but also the area’s largest tubing park, snowboarding galore and sledding. If you need a break from the slopes, peruse Woodbury’s Antiques Trail.
More centrally located in Connecticut is Mount Southington in Southington, located right next to an exit off I-84. This friendly mountain has 14 trails on 50 skiable acres, a vertical drop of 425 feet and a summit 525 feet above sea level.
And newly reopened to skiers is Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort in Middlefield, featuring 20 trails and brand-new, ready-to-go facilities. Activities include skiing, boarding, tubing and snow biking.