Did you know that Connecticut is home to a thriving ski industry?
Four active ski areas exist: Mohawk Mountain, Powder Ridge, Mt. Southington, and Sundown.
The state’s ski areas give close access to the New York City-Hartford area for outdoor skiing and riding. It’s far from easy running a ski area in Connecticut due to the lukewarm climate though, as mountains like Woodbury have recently closed their doors.
Mohawk Mountain became the first ski area in the state to open for the 2022-23 season.
The ski resort in Cornwall, Connecticut opened up its Nutmeg and Mohawk triple chairlifts, with their Upper & Lower Mohawk and Nutmeg runs open.
Snowmaking is nothing new for them, as they were the first mountain to ever use snowmaking back in 1949. The mountain is closed for this week and will reopen when conditions and temperatures permit.
Lifts: 8 (Five triple chairlifts, three magic carpets)
Vertical Drop: 650 feet
Night Skiing: Yes (16 Trails)
Year Opened: 1946
Location: Cornwall, Connecticut
Image Credits: Mohawk Mountain