Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area & Round Tuit Restaurant

We have been stuck inside waaaaay too much this winter.  This past week we decided we have had enough.  We just feel like we need to be outside, in spite of the cold.  Either we head south or we do some winter activities outside.  So, we decided it was time to hit the slopes.  Chad used to go snowboarding all the time before we were married.  I never could really get good at snowboarding.  I used to be better at skiing.  But, it's been quite the long time since I went.  But, with all the snow we've had, this is the perfect time to go! 

We went up to Mohawk Mountain Ski Area in West Cornwall, CT.  This ski area is small, but fun and usually quiet.  They had all the slopes open, so that was great. Chad got to snowboard on a slope he had never been on before. They have 25 trails, and the snow was exquisite, nice & fluffy....not icy at all. It was perfect. I thought for sure I would fall at least once, but I didn't. I think it was because it wasn't icy.   They also have what they call a Nutmeg Lift Ticket - just the easy slopes for beginners.  It was nicer because that one is cheaper.

Here are some pics.....

The slopes
Here we are - ready to go....

The Bunny Slope

Bambi on skis

Click here to see a you tube video of the slopes. Click here for more information about pricing for lift tickets.  In general, Chad likes to go at night because you can get a lift ticket for $26, 4-10 p.m.

On the way home, we stopped at one of our favorite places to eat, Round Tuit. It is located south of Millerton, NY right off of Route 22.  This is one of those hole-in-the-wall places that you'd never find unless someone told you about it. We love burgers, and Chad loves trying new burgers everywhere we go. One of our favorite places to eat burgers is Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Well, we think the burger and fries at Round Tuit are even better. On his menu he has a burger that comes with bacon, lettuce, onion, tomato, and mushrooms. And, the finishing touch is his own special sauce. It's called The Original Super Burger.  Delicious!  And, it's around $10, which is still cheaper than Five Guys.  If you're ever in the area, you must try it. Click here to see the location on a map.

The Original Super Burger

P.S. You might also like Boston Burger Company.


  1. I am glad you got some time outdoors I hate the cold weather so I am still stuck inside, you mentioned The good old Round Tuit that place has been there forever it seems and when I use to go there at 2 or 3 am coming home from Lebanon race track it was WAY OLDER than it is now. It was been redone inside a few years back to what you see in your pictures. yes there burgers are great and a lot of the menu is also good, still go by there every weekend during the camping season heading to Copake KOA where I have my seasonal site for now. Happy camping and stay warm for now.

  2. Looks like you guys had a fun well deserved break.