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Hawks Mountain
Charlemont, Massachusetts

While Hawks Mountain's skiing history is perhaps most connected with the former Chickley Alps ski area on its lower eastern slope, the mountain was also once home to a longer alpine ski trail leading to the small ski area.

Trails on Hawks Mountain
Location map Hawks-Joch Run - Abandoned
The Hawks-Joch Run was cut prior to 1938-39. It is not known if the CCC cut the trail, however it is possible that they were involved due to their presence at Mohawk Trail State Forest. The trail ran from the summit of Hawks Mountain to the open slopes of Chickley Alp Ski Center. It is unlikely the trail survived World War II.

" Also the Hawks-Joch Run on Hawks Mountain has been improved. "
Hartford Courant, 1938

" Hawkes-Joch Run
Len. 1.25 mi.; Wid. 15-30'; wide banked curves. Starting on top Hawks Mountain (1870') it branches into Little Parsenn and Crescent Slopes.
Massachusetts Ski Guide, 1950

1948 USGS map of Hawks Mountain
1948 USGS map showing Hawks Mountain
  • "Bay State Lists Developments In New Bulletin" Hartford Courant. 9 Dec. 1938.
  • Massachusetts Ski Guide 1950. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Development and Industrial Commission, 1950.
  • Mohawk Trail State Forest - Massachusetts DCR
  • Chickley Alp Ski Area -
  • Chickley Alp Ski Center - New England Lost Ski Areas Project

  • Last updated: November 15, 2011
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