Everyone in Litchfield County is catching a little spring fever, including our local ski areas. This weekend, Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall will be welcoming spring by hosting March Madness on Saturday and everyone is invited to take part in the celebration. There will be something for everyone with music, food, contests, games, and prizes! Welcome to spring skiing in New England.
As a skier, it’s sad to see the season end and the warmer weather come about. With events like this, however, Mohawk certainly makes the transition to spring seem less painful for all of us who love the slopes and snow. If you plan on attending, be sure to wear your Hawaiian shirt or any other type of beachwear as you’ll get $2.00 off your lift ticket purchase. That’s right, beachwear. Ski down the slopes in style as you are rocking your bathing suit! Mohawk knows how to have a good time, and it all starts off with a Bermuda Triangle Relay Race scheduled to kick off at 11:30AM. This race requires you to dress quickly in Bermuda shorts, Hawaiian shirts, and sunglasses. After you have gotten through that escapade, riders must jump on their skis or snowboards and get to the next check point will they will hand their spring gear to their teammates as they try to beat fellow teams while being timed on the course. This is just one great event that Mohawk is offering, however. Around noon, a slew of events are scheduled to start such as a Beach BBQ on the deck and a Hawaiian shirt parade.
Be sure to stick around all day long. Not only are Hawaiian parades, BBQ’s, and races part of the entertainment, but so too is the snow castle building, Mohawk Beach Volleyball, and S’mores Saturday Beach Party.
Mohawk undoubtedly knows how to have a good time whether it is the start of the season, or the end of the season. This family friendly mountain nestled in the Litchfield Hills is just the escape you were seeking after a long week of work. As your skiing or boarding in beachwear reflecting back on the season that was, you probably can’t resist thinking about next years skiing and riding, as many of us are already thinking about!