Saturday, Dec. 22, is First Experience Day at Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall. First-time skiers and snowboarders can try snow sports, no charge. Participants receive a free custom-fit rental-equipment package, (skiing or snowboarding), a free lesson and free lift ticket valid on beginner lifts. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event draws a crowd, so arrive early. (Bring a non-perishable item for the local food bank.) Information: www.mohawkmtn.com.