New Hampshire
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Mohawk Mountain (2007)
Mohawk Mountain
Cornwall, Connecticut
Status: Open
First Season:1947-48
Vertical Drop:650 feet
Standing Lifts:5 triples, surface lifts
Past Lifts:4 doubles, surface lifts
Left: Mohawk Mountain (2007)
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Located in the northwestern part of the state, Mohawk Mountain has been the cornerstone of the Connecticut ski industry for over half a century.

Mohawk State Forest

The view from Mohawk Mountain circa 1941
The view from Mohawk Mountain circa 1941

Prior to World War I, Alain C. White and his sister May W. White began acquiring land in the Litchfield, Connecticut area. Their father, John Jay White, was a wealthy New York lawyer and real estate magnate who passed away on New Year's Eve 1902. As Alain White began to buy up land, locals started to get suspicious about the nature of the acquisitions. In early 1913, White established the White Memorial Foundation. Circa 1921, White reportedly donated 2,000 acres to the state for public forestry, animal sanctuary, and public recreation. A wooden lookout tower was constructed one year later. Subsequent land donations continued, resulting in the Civilian Conservation Corps ("CCC") naming Camp White in his honor. The CCC constructed roads and picnic areas in the park in the mid-1930s, with a steel fire tower being erected in 1937.

May White passed away in February 1941, while Alain White passed away in April 1951, having reportedly conserved more than 5,000 Connecticut acres during his lifetime.

Mohawk Ski Trail

Downhill skiing on Mohawk Mountain may date back to at least the 1936-37 season, when two CCC trails were cut. The two trails, likely more cross-country in nature, were advertised as "No. 1" (one-half mile long, 12 feet wide, 13 degree maximum grade) and "No. 2" (1.3 miles long, 12 feet wide, 20 degree maximum grade, 200 vertical feet). Little is known about that winter, but it is possible the trails were never skied due to a lack of snow.

In advance of the 1939-40 season, the Connecticut Winter Sports Association cut a new trail on Mohawk Mountain in cooperation with the State Forest Department. Designed by Rolf Holtvedt, the trail was one mile long and 35 to 50 feet wide and was previewed for 100 hikers on November 18, 1939. Snow was yet again a struggle that winter, as a widely anticipated state meet had to be postponed multiple times in February.

Though the trail remained in use into the winter of 1941-42, it is not known if it was maintained during the rest of the World War II. Following the war, the trail was brushed out and was skiable by the start of December 1945, courtesy an early snowstorm. The season sputtered out by mid-February, when there was no longer adequate snow to allow for skiing. Meanwhile, the Addison Ski Club held a fundraiser for proposed ski trails at Mohawk.

In October 1946, state officials in the midst of planning ski facilities at Mohawk Mountain visited Stowe to inspect its ski lifts and operations. On March 16, 1947, Mohawk Mountain hosted its last state championship race as a hike-up ski facility.

Surface Lift Era

A 1947 rendering of Mohawk Mountain
A 1947 rendering of Mohawk Mountain

In February of 1947, six-foot four-inch tall Marine veteran Walt Schoenknecht entered into a lease with the State of Connecticut for about one hundred acres on the northwest side of Mohawk Mountain on a peak known as the Pinnacle. Governor James McConaughy referred to signing the lease for the area (near his house) as a "good cause."

Under the terms of the lease, Schoenknecht could sell lift tickets and food, but not alcoholic beverages. Schoenknecht, his wife, and father reportedly started constructing the ski area around the Mohawk ski trail later that winter. At the time, Schoenknecht was operating Brodie, where he was later quoted by ski writer Lee Leahy as having "lost my shirt" due to competition and unfavorable lease terms. Two of the Brodie rope tows were relocated to his new Mohawk development.

Five new trails and three slopes were cut for the 1947-48 season, served by six rope tows. Trails were designed to minimize exposure to wind and sun for maximum snow retention. Three of the rope tows were tiered to allow access for the full 600 vertical feet, equipped with downhill sloped starts for easier loading. Schoenknecht's New Haven Ski Club assisted with the smoothing and seeding of the new trails.

March 1949 costume party at Mohawk
March 1949 costume party at Mohawk

A "mighty fancy" lodge (now known as the Pine Lodge) was constructed with a large fireplace and a sun deck. Litchfield Hills Outing Club president Franklyn Ellis served as the first ski school director, while Walt's wife Peg, who served as a nurse during World War II, operated the first aid clinic and daycare.

The $45,000 area reportedly debuted the day after Christmas in 1947, operating on weekends, holidays, and the occasional midweek afternoon. The debut season had a strong start, with Schoenknecht stating, "A winter like this probably won't come again for years. We might as well be realistic about it." The December 28 crowd was estimated at greater than 1,200 skiers, bolstered by busloads of ski clubs. Snow cover waned in mid-February, resulting in Mohawk covering lower mountain trails with snow from the woods and a major race being relocated to another mountain. The season likely came to a close in mid-March.

The Timber Trail
The Timber Trail

For its sophomore season, Mohawk added the Boulder Bowl. Served by tandem tows, the complex was composed of intermediate and expert terrain. With big numbers of skiers visiting, the parking lot was doubled to hold 600 cars, while area lodging facilities announced winter operations. Though the season likely got underway in time for Christmas Eve, snowfall was limited, resulting in minimal January operations. Early February snow provided a rebound, with over 1,500 skiers hitting the slopes on one Sunday. Fortunes took a turn for the worst soon thereafter, resulting in the postponement of a major race and no skiing for much of the rest of the month. Early March conditions were described as "impossible" with "oozing mud in the hollows." A mid-March storm allowed for a few more days of operations before the end of calendar winter.

Early Experiments in Snowmaking

Shaved ice skiing (January 1950)
Shaved ice skiing (January 1950)

While the ski area was initially successful, a snow drought in the winter of 1949-50 brought operations to a halt. Though the season was underway in early December, there was no snow by New Year's Eve. After weeks of no operations, Walt purchased an estimated 500 tons of ice from Economy Ice Company and used a massive chipper to create a snow surface, which allowed the area to open the Pinnacle Trail and Pine Slope on January 22. Walt reportedly slept only two hours over the course of three days and spent $3,500 on the project, which reportedly drew 1,500 skiers over the course of two days before being melted by rain. Two weeks later, 250 tons of ice were chipped to reopen the ski area for another few days. After another closure, natural snow finally returned in mid-February, allowing for good skiing for a few days before rain cancelled the planned women's state title race toward the end of the month. A late season storm allowed skiing into late March, followed by a fluke storm in possibly enabling a day or two in mid-April.

Meanwhile, on March 15, 1950, Arthur Hunt of Tey Company announced the invention of snow makers, which could be positioned "at intervals along a trail" using "a pressurized system." Hunt specifically differentiated the system from Mohawk's chopped ice system, adding "To the best of my knowledge, we are the first to convert water to snow in an open field." The system was demonstrated at the company's Milford, Connecticut plant on March 14, 1950, producing "22 inches over a sizeable area" according to the Hartford Courant.

In October 1950, Walt announced plans to experiment with manufacturing his own clouds of mist and seeding the clouds with crystals to produce snow. Pipes were installed on multiple trails for the prospective system. The Hartford Courant speculated that, "If this proves successful, skiers will be in a position to ski ever week end on smooth, well-planned, manicured trails covered with man-made snow providing spring-like temperatures do not prevail."

Shaved ice skiing (January 1950)
Shaved ice skiing (January 1950)

Another experiment attempted around this time was skiing on pine needles. In early October 1950, nearly three dozen skiers attempted the activity. One year later, a slope was covered with 80 tons of hay for a fall ski gathering of the Connecticut Ski Council.

Meanwhile, ski operators had their eye on Mohawk Mountain due to a lawsuit filed by a skier who had broken her ankle while riding a rope tow at the area in 1948. A Federal District Court jury only needed 15 minutes of deliberation before dismissing the plaintiff's case, setting a precedent in ski area liability.

The 1950-51 season kicked off in mid-December on natural snow that the Hartford Courant described as "the best skiing to be found in New England."
Meanwhile, Mohawk and Split Rock (later known as Big Boulder, PA) boasted the first two snowmaking systems using equipment invented by Tey Manufacturing's Wayne M. Pierce Jr. At the time, the installation cost for a 3,000 foot trail was estimated at $50,000. The system was tested the night of December 28, 1950, but "ended inconclusively when below zero cold froze feed lines of the device after only a small amount of snow was produced." Two days later, Mohawk announced three snow-making machines had been in operation all afternoon and would provide excellent conditions. Skiing continued into mid-January, but even the snowmaking system couldn't keep the area on later in the month due to temperatures "well above freezing." Snowmaking temperatures returned at the end of the month, allowing Mohawk to operate for a few days when many areas in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont were closed.

February started with no skiing, then was coupled with bizarre weather. The Hartford Courant exclaimed, "Where else in the world, aside from New England, can you find pratically a hurricane and a blizzard on the same day?" Numerous planned races were postponed due to lack of snow.

Mohawk managed to operate in early March for its annual Winter Carnival, with the Hartford Courant requesting that skiers "go completely out of their minds with the ski togs they wear on that day, the zanier the better." The area still did not have enough snowpack to hold races and likely saw the season fade away before the middle of the month.

As the 1951-52 season approached, Walt announced that the snowmaking system had been further perfected and would provide an adequate base if natural snow was lacking. Hundreds of tons of hay was spread to allow skiing with minimal snowpack. By this point, the area had 9 rope tows serving 10 trails and 4 slopes, including cutting the new Slalom Glade through "a grove of large pine trees" that will "protect the snow from sun and wind and thus allow for a longer use by skiers." Regular hours of operation were Saturday and Sunday days and Friday and Monday afternoons.

The snowmaking system was not ready to go at the start of the 1951-52 season, as air compressors were not expected to arrive until later in the winter. Nevertheless, the season kicked off in mid-December in what the Hartford Courant described as a "mixture of snow and hay." A number of races were held during the first half of the season, likely on natural snow. Snowmaking resumed by early February, however rain washed away natural and manmade snow by the second weekend of the month. A snow storm resumed skiing in time for the Washington's birthday holiday, allowing for operations through the end of calendar winter.

The Boulder Bowl was improved for the 1952-53 season, supplemented with a new rope tow. A new snack bar was also added. Walt continued to refine the snowmaking system, which the Hartford Courant said, "still houses many bugs, but, hopes are high for it to be perfected and eventually become positive snow insurance." The season likely didn't start until January, but featured minimal skiing and abundant race postponements. The season may have fizzled out in mid-February.

In Search of (Mount) Snow

Mount Snow
Mount Snow

Circa May 1953, Schoenknecht purchased 500 acres of land on Mt. Pisgah in Southern Vermont. Word soon spread to Connecticut, with Walt telling the Hartford Courant that "The mountain has fantastic possibilities," but assuring readers that he would stick with Mohawk as well.

An eleventh rope tow was likely added for either the 1953-54 or 1954-55 season.

The 1953-54 season likely did not get underway until snow finally arrived in mid-January. Conditions remained poor, with races again being postponed and/or relocated. A few more inches of snow improved early February conditions, but the season may have washed out in mid-February for the second straight year.

Following the 1953-54 season, Schoenknecht announced the formation of the Mount Snow Development Corp, a company he controlled with a group of Connecticut investors. With a stated philosophy that "bigness is the secret of success," Mount Snow opened for the winter of 1954-55 and, like Mohawk before, was always experimenting with new technology.

Though Mount Snow was now Walt's primary focus, Mohawk was to remain open. Once again struggling with natural snowfall, it is not known if Mohawk operated more than a few days mid-February during the winter of 1954-55. According to the Hartford Courant, a planned race in February was cancelled "due to the general lack of interest and snow." Mount Snow soon became a backup venue for races Mohawk couldn't hold due to lack of snow.

The 1955-56 season may have started in mid to late January. Mohawk limped through February with often poor conditions, but saw a positive turn in snow in March. As spring started, the snowpack was one to three feet, the deepest reported in years. The season extended into early April.

The 1956-57 season likely kicked off in January with a few days of skiing before the snowpack was wiped out. Sporadic skiing was reported in February and March.

The 1957-58 season also started in January. Snowpack started to build later in the season, which likely extended to the end of March.

A new trail was cut and the old Mohawk Trail rebuilt in advance of the 1958-59 season, as plans were announced to install a chairlift and snowmaking for the 1959-50 season. Plans were postponed, as 1958-59 was a devastatingly bad winter. The season did not start until mid-March and ended only a few days later.

The 1959-60 season likely started on the day after Christmas, but conditions were described by the Hartford Courant writer Walt Pesko as "limited and spotty. It wasn't worth the effort of putting on skis." Pesko noted that, while Walt Schoenknecht wouldn't comment on the potential chairlift installation, "a trail has been cut that could easily be a liftline for a chair." In stark contrast to the previous winter, the 1959-60 season saw nearly continuous operations throughout the winter, though often on just a few inches of reported base. The season likely came to an end with the last weekend of March.

Chairlift Age

The Mohawk Double circa the 1960s
The Mohawk Double circa the 1960s

After years of tinkering with homegrown chain chairlifts at Mount Snow, Schoenknecht ordered multiple Carlevaro & Savio chairlifts for the 1960-61 season, including one for Mohawk Mountain. The lift would become the first chairlift installed in southern New England. Channing Murdock was hired to manage the upgraded area, which also sported an improved Pine Lodge and a new snowmaking system featuring two ponds at the top of the mountain. By this point, the area sported nine rope tows, nine trails, and four slopes. A five-year plan called for two more chairlifts and additional snowmaking.

The 1960-61 season likely started in mid-December following a snowstorm. The area managed to stay open for Christmas week, though the snowpack was reported as minimal with bare spots. Reportedly delayed due to part shipments from Europe, the new chairlift was said to be in operation by mid-January, in time for another snowstorm. Al Seavey of the Bridgeport Post reported Mohawk drew a crowd of 4,000 on a January Sunday, resulting in "Twenty-minute tow lines and a 30 minute wait for a hamburger, capped off by a 45 minute wait to get out of the parking lot."

Base depths grew to multiple feet until rain and warm weather hit in February. By the start of March, Seavey joked that he should devote his column to "'How to remove mud stains from stretch pants' or 'The proper way to store skis for the summer'. Then again, we could urge you to write your Congressman to introduce legislation for snow cloud seeding in the vicinity of Mohawk Mountain." The early March junior state championship race was cancelled to the poor conditions. Despite the struggles, the area managed to stay open through the last weekend of the month.

In August of 1961, the Schoenknechts acquired the 23-acre Bennett farm property adjacent to the ski area for an eventual new base lodge. A novice chairlift was listed in some ski publications, however it was likely not installed for a few more years.

The Mohawk Double circa the 1960s
The Mohawk Double circa the 1960s

The 1961-62 season likely started following a Christmas Eve snowstorm and came to a close at the start of calendar spring. Following the season, Channing Murdock departed to start Butternut Basin. A few years later, he acquired the defunct Satan's Ridge ski area, reopening it as Ski Sundown.

Prior to the start of the 1962-63 season, the Hartford Courant referred to Mohawk as, "an old, established area where the average skier can wear himself out and is A-OK except for the outdoor plumbing." The season likely started just before Christmas and lasted through the last weekend of March.

Frank and Gertrude stepped down as ski school directors in 1963 to focus on their snow reporting business and were replaced by Armand Marchand. The 1963-64 season likely started a few days before Christmas and likely melted out in early March.

The base lodge circa the 1960s
The base lodge circa the 1960s

On December 15, 1964, Mohawk Mountain Ski Area, Inc. was established. The Nutmeg Double was likely constructed for that season, serving a novice slope. The new base lodge may have been constructed around this time. Poor December weather postponed the start of the season until early January.

Around this time, Steve Hedden was named general manager. Eventually his father was operating a lift, his mother managing the lodge, and his wife managing the ski shop.

Rounding out the decade, uphill capacity was improved with the installation of the Arrow Head double and likely the Mohawk Poma in 1969.

Cross country skiing was emphasized for the 1972-73 season, with Mohawk adding nordic equipment to its ski shop and rental fleet.

After multiple bad seasons in the early 1970s, Mohawk invested its 1974-75 profits into doubling its snowmaking system, with Hedden commenting, "snowmaking five years ago was a hobby. Now it's do or die." The original chairlift was also reportedly rebuilt.

Walt's spirit lives on (2014)
Walt's spirit lives on (2014)

After losing ownership control of Mount Snow during the energy crisis, Walt's focus returned to Mohawk by the mid 1970s. Later that decade, Mohawk installed its first triple chairlift, the Boulder Triple.

After yet another disastrous winter in 1979-80, Mohawk continued to invest in snowmaking, achieving 90% coverage with by expanding the system to two more trails for the 1982-83 season.

Though Walt was still dreaming up new innovations (such as a new beginner lift design) and expansions at Mohawk (new trails, five more chairlifts, and night skiing), he was diagnosed with cancer. His daughter Carol Lugar returned to the area she grew up at and helped him manage it. Setting up the area for the future, Walt signed a new 30-year lease starting in January 1986, with Mohawk providing up to 1.85% of gross revenue to the state. The Deer Run double was likely constructed for the 1985-86 season, spreading out crowds, while the original chairlift was once again rebuilt for 1986-87. Walt passed away prior to the start of the 1987-88 season at the age of 68.


Ruins from the tornado
Ruins from the tornado

As the clocks at the mountain struck 4:37 on the afternoon of July 10, 1989, an F4 tornado ripped through Mohawk, leaving $1.5 to $2 million in damage. Pieces of the ski area were later found scattered miles away. Buildings were destroyed and lifts were toppled. Initial industry analysis was that the ski area would not be able to open for at least a year, if ever. However, with the help of ski areas across the country, Mohawk was able to rebuild in time to open for the 1989-90 season. Nonetheless, the financial impact would affect Mohawk for years until it finally received full payment from its insurance company.

Night Skiing Starts

Carol Lugar and early 1990s snowmaking
Carol Lugar and early 1990s snowmaking

Despite being located near a large population base, Mohawk Mountain operated as a day-only ski area for decades, due to a prohibition of alcohol on state property and a concern about creating a party-like atmosphere. In the fall of 1991, the state agreed to allow night skiing a Mohawk Mountain, provided that a detailed, fifteen-point list of requirements was followed. Mohawk added night skiing that winter, in part to help pay off tornado related debt. Alcohol remained banned, as Lugar told Skiing magazine, "We don't feel that drinking mixes with skiing any more than it mixes with driving. My child has to ride these lifts." Within two years, night skiing was providing over 25% of the area's skier visits.

Peg Schoenknecht passed away on July 29, 2008 at the age of 90.


The Deer Run Triple passing over the original Pine Lodge (2014)
The Deer Run Triple passing over the original Pine Lodge (2014)

A major lift infrastructure initiative took place starting in the 2000s, resulting in the installation of four triple chairlifts. Mohawk's last double chairlift, the Arrow Head Double, was replaced in 2013 with the Arrowhead Triple.

With growing demand for more base facilities, Mohawk constructed a major lodge expansion in 2015, which doubled seating capacity.

A new 30-year lease was started in January 2017, covering 244 acres. Reports
Month Average Percent of Terrain Open
December29%    (4 reports)29 Open
January90%    (1 report)90 Open
February72%    (3 reports)72 Open
March99%    (1 report)99 Open
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Standing Lifts
The Arrowhead Triple installation in 2013
Arrowhead Triple
Chairlift - Triple - Fixed
The Boulder Triple in 2007
Boulder Triple
Chairlift - Triple - Fixed
Deer Run Triple installation in 2010
Deer Run Triple
Chairlift - Triple - Fixed
The bottom terminal (2014)
Mohawk Triple
Chairlift - Triple - Fixed
The Nutmeg Triple installation in 2010
Nutmeg Triple
Chairlift - Triple - Fixed

Past Lifts
The Arrowhead Double in 2007
Arrow Head Double
Carlevaro & Savio
Chairlift - Double - Fixed
Deer Run Double
Carlevaro & Savio-Borvig
Chairlift - Double - Fixed
The Mohawk Double in 2007
Mohawk Double
Carlevaro & Savio-Borvig
Chairlift - Double - Fixed
Mohawk Poma

The Nutmeg Double in 2007
Nutmeg Double
Cosmos-Carlevaro & Savio-Borvig-Partek
Chairlift - Double - Fixed

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Year by Year History
Adult Weekend Full Day Lift Ticket; Adult Full Price Unlimited Season Pass
2020s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
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2023-24$82.002023-24 Ticket Price Graph$754.002023-24 Season Pass Price Graph9.2 daysDecember 2March 102023-24 Skier Visit Graph
2022-23$80.002022-23 Ticket Price Graph$704.002022-23 Season Pass Price Graph8.8 daysNovember 26April 22022-23 Skier Visit Graph
2021-22$75.002021-22 Ticket Price Graph$684.002021-22 Season Pass Price Graph9.1 daysDecember 3March 272021-22 Skier Visit Graph
2020-21$67.002020-21 Ticket Price Graph$659.002020-21 Season Pass Price Graph9.8 daysDecember 12March 272020-21 Skier Visit Graph
2019-20$67.002019-20 Ticket Price Graph$659.002019-20 Season Pass Price Graph9.8 daysNovember 23March 122019-20 Skier Visit Graph
2010s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
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2018-19$65.002018-19 Ticket Price Graph$639.002018-19 Season Pass Price Graph9.8 daysNovember 23March 312018-19 Skier Visit Graph
2017-18$64.002017-18 Ticket Price Graph$639.002017-18 Season Pass Price Graph10.0 daysDecember 9April 12017-18 Skier Visit Graph
2016-17$62.002016-17 Ticket Price Graph$639.002016-17 Season Pass Price Graph10.3 daysDecember 17April 22016-17 Skier Visit Graph
2015-16$60.002015-16 Ticket Price Graph$639.002015-16 Season Pass Price Graph10.7 daysJanuary 2March 132015-16 Skier Visit Graph
2014-15$60.002014-15 Ticket Price Graph$639.002014-15 Season Pass Price Graph10.7 daysNovember 28March 292014-15 Skier Visit Graph
2013-14$58.002013-14 Ticket Price Graph$619.002013-14 Season Pass Price Graph10.7 daysNovember 29March 302013-14 Skier Visit Graph
2012-13$56.002012-13 Ticket Price Graph$619.002012-13 Season Pass Price Graph11.1 daysDecember 15March 302012-13 Skier Visit Graph
2011-12$54.002011-12 Ticket Price Graph$619.002011-12 Season Pass Price Graph11.5 daysDecember 17March 112011-12 Skier Visit Graph
2010-11$52.002010-11 Ticket Price Graph2010-11 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 11March 272010-11 Skier Visit Graph
2009-10$50.002009-10 Ticket Price Graph$599.002009-10 Season Pass Price Graph12.0 daysDecember 12March 282009-10 Skier Visit Graph
2000s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
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2008-09$50.002008-09 Ticket Price Graph$599.002008-09 Season Pass Price Graph12.0 days2008-09 Skier Visit Graph
2007-08$47.002007-08 Ticket Price Graph$599.002007-08 Season Pass Price Graph12.7 days2007-08 Skier Visit Graph
2006-07$45.002006-07 Ticket Price Graph$599.002006-07 Season Pass Price Graph13.3 days2006-07 Skier Visit Graph
2005-06$42.002005-06 Ticket Price Graph$599.002005-06 Season Pass Price Graph14.3 days2005-06 Skier Visit Graph
2004-05$42.002004-05 Ticket Price Graph$660.002004-05 Season Pass Price Graph15.7 days2004-05 Skier Visit Graph
2003-04$39.002003-04 Ticket Price Graph$690.002003-04 Season Pass Price Graph17.7 days2003-04 Skier Visit Graph
2002-03$37.002002-03 Ticket Price Graph$690.002002-03 Season Pass Price Graph18.6 daysNovember 292002-03 Skier Visit Graph
2001-02$35.002001-02 Ticket Price Graph2001-02 Season Pass Price Graph2001-02 Skier Visit Graph
2000-01$32.002000-01 Ticket Price Graph$650.002000-01 Season Pass Price Graph20.3 days2000-01 Skier Visit Graph
1999-00$30.001999-00 Ticket Price Graph$605.001999-00 Season Pass Price Graph20.2 days1999-00 Skier Visit Graph
1990s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
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1996-971996-97 Ticket Price Graph1996-97 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 301996-97 Skier Visit Graph
1995-96$25.001995-96 Ticket Price Graph1995-96 Season Pass Price Graph1995-96 Skier Visit Graph
1994-95$32.001994-95 Ticket Price Graph1994-95 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 31994-95 Skier Visit Graph
1993-941993-94 Ticket Price Graph1993-94 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 271993-94 Skier Visit Graph
1992-93$29.001992-93 Ticket Price Graph1992-93 Season Pass Price GraphApril 81992-93 Skier Visit Graph
1991-92$30.001991-92 Ticket Price Graph1991-92 Season Pass Price Graph1991-92 Skier Visit Graph
1989-90$28.001989-90 Ticket Price Graph1989-90 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 241989-90 Skier Visit Graph
1980s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
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1988-89$25.001988-89 Ticket Price Graph1988-89 Season Pass Price Graph1988-89 Skier Visit Graph
1987-88$24.001987-88 Ticket Price Graph1987-88 Season Pass Price GraphNovember 281987-88 Skier Visit Graph
1986-87$23.001986-87 Ticket Price Graph1986-87 Season Pass Price Graph1986-87 Skier Visit Graph
1984-85$18.501984-85 Ticket Price Graph1984-85 Season Pass Price Graph1984-85 Skier Visit Graph
1983-84$17.501983-84 Ticket Price Graph1983-84 Season Pass Price GraphMarch 251983-84 Skier Visit Graph
1982-83$17.001982-83 Ticket Price Graph1982-83 Season Pass Price Graph1982-83 Skier Visit Graph
1981-82$15.001981-82 Ticket Price Graph1981-82 Season Pass Price Graph1981-82 Skier Visit Graph
1980-81$13.501980-81 Ticket Price Graph1980-81 Season Pass Price Graph1980-81 Skier Visit Graph
1979-80$12.501979-80 Ticket Price Graph1979-80 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 221979-80 Skier Visit Graph
1970s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
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1978-79$11.501978-79 Ticket Price Graph1978-79 Season Pass Price Graph1978-79 Skier Visit Graph
1977-78$10.501977-78 Ticket Price Graph1977-78 Season Pass Price Graph1977-78 Skier Visit Graph
1976-77$10.001976-77 Ticket Price Graph1976-77 Season Pass Price Graph1976-77 Skier Visit Graph
1975-76$9.501975-76 Ticket Price Graph1975-76 Season Pass Price Graph1975-76 Skier Visit Graph
1974-75$8.501974-75 Ticket Price Graph1974-75 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 211974-75 Skier Visit Graph
1973-74$7.001973-74 Ticket Price Graph1973-74 Season Pass Price Graph1973-74 Skier Visit Graph
1972-73$7.001972-73 Ticket Price Graph1972-73 Season Pass Price Graph1972-73 Skier Visit Graph
1971-72$7.001971-72 Ticket Price Graph$80.001971-72 Season Pass Price Graph11.4 days1971-72 Skier Visit Graph
1970-711970-71 Ticket Price Graph1970-71 Season Pass Price GraphMarch 281970-71 Skier Visit Graph
1960s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
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1968-69$6.001968-69 Ticket Price Graph1968-69 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 201968-69 Skier Visit Graph
1967-68$5.501967-68 Ticket Price Graph1967-68 Season Pass Price Graph1967-68 Skier Visit Graph
1966-67$5.501966-67 Ticket Price Graph$35.001966-67 Season Pass Price Graph6.4 days1966-67 Skier Visit Graph
1964-65$5.501964-65 Ticket Price Graph1964-65 Season Pass Price GraphJanuary 31964-65 Skier Visit Graph
1963-64$5.501963-64 Ticket Price Graph1963-64 Season Pass Price GraphMarch 81963-64 Skier Visit Graph
1962-63$5.501962-63 Ticket Price Graph1962-63 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 231962-63 Skier Visit Graph
1961-62$5.501961-62 Ticket Price Graph1961-62 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 26March 251961-62 Skier Visit Graph
1960-61$5.501960-61 Ticket Price Graph1960-61 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 17March 261960-61 Skier Visit Graph
1959-60$2.501959-60 Ticket Price Graph1959-60 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 261959-60 Skier Visit Graph
1950s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
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1958-591958-59 Ticket Price Graph1958-59 Season Pass Price GraphMarch 141958-59 Skier Visit Graph
1957-581957-58 Ticket Price Graph1957-58 Season Pass Price GraphJanuary 101957-58 Skier Visit Graph
1951-521951-52 Ticket Price Graph1951-52 Season Pass Price GraphMarch 231951-52 Skier Visit Graph
1950-51$2.251950-51 Ticket Price Graph1950-51 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 161950-51 Skier Visit Graph
1940s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
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1948-491948-49 Ticket Price Graph1948-49 Season Pass Price GraphMarch 201948-49 Skier Visit Graph
1947-48$2.001947-48 Ticket Price Graph1947-48 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 261947-48 Skier Visit Graph

Visitor Memories
"My first run ever was at Mohawk in 1969. Went up the rope tow, fell off, got back on and snowplowed down. "
bob lyon, Feb. 6, 2023
"Memory for Carol Schoenknecht from her cousins Ramey and Wayne. Both of them have many fond memories of their visits with Carol "
Ramey and Wayne Erickson , Jul. 13, 2022
"I found Mohawk around 10 years ago. It's a fantastic place. The people who work there are the friendliest in the industry. As for the mountain, the terrain is fun and the snow is always great. I've never had a bad day there, and can't wait to get back. "
Fred Burke, Nov. 30, 2018
"I was 17 and a member of the New Haven ski club and repeatedly skied Mohawk. In early 1954, at a club meeting, I remember Walt Schoenknecht saying "I have found a mountain in Vermont the gets a foot of snow when all the surrounding mountains don't get any and I am going to build a ski area there and call it 'Mt. Snow". He hired another member, Andy Andrews, to help him, and sure enough, they made Mt.Snow happen - much to my skeptical teenage mind at the time. I went south to college at Duke that year, and then, eventually out west and the Calif. sierras. I never skied Mohawk again or Mt.Snow, but I do remember reading about amazing growth of the resort and the dearth of snow in New England for so many winters. That was actual "climate change". "
curtis cobb, Jun. 28, 2017
"My second day of skiing was here in 1971. Age 8. I remember wood skis, leather boots and safety straps. I wore jeans over long johns and remember being soaked to the bone at the end of the day, the result of falling dozens of times on the beginner are"
Paul Friedman, Jun. 22, 2017
"I started working at Mohawk the first year it opened. I was 14 and madeSandwiches and helped in the kitchen. I worked there all through highSchool to get spending money. I loved it. "
Suzanne Hedden williams, May. 12, 2016
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  • 1989 Tornado - Cornwall Historical Society
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