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Skiing In The Berkshires, Ski Areas In The Berkshires, Skiing In Berkshire County, Ski Areas In Berkshire County

The downhill and cross country skiing in the Berkshires has never been better.  Why head north, when there are so many great ski areas and resorts in Berkshire County, featuring downhill skiing, cross county skiing and snowshoeing?  Ski areas such: as Berkshire East Ski Area, Bousquet Mountain Ski Area, Canterbury Farm Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing, Catamount Ski Area, Cranwell Resort Cross Country Skiing, Hilltop Orchard Cross Country Skiing, Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort Ski Area, Maple Corner Farm Cross Country Skiing, Notchview Reservation, Otis Ridge Ski Area, Ski Butternut Ski Area and Stump Sprouts Cross Country Skiing.

 

Berkshire East Ski Area - 66 Thunder Mountain Road, Charlemont, MA - (413) 339-6617

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Vertical Drop: 1,180' Trails: 45
Lifts: 6 Acres: 400
Snowmaking: 100% Coverage Terrain Parks: 1
Annual Snowfall: 110 Inches Night Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes Tubing: Yes
Lessons Available: Yes Website: Click Here
       
       

Berkshire East is as much a riders mountain as you will find in New England. Whether you are a refugee from the northern ski resorts, a first timer, or die hard regular, the Beast has got you covered if you want great conditions, great terrain, great people, and an awesome atmosphere that caters to people who are done putting up with corporate b.s. and overpriced tickets. If you are a family, its easy, bring your kids and ski. Generations have grown up hearing, "If you can ski the B-east, you can ski anywhere." You know what, that saying is as valid now as it was twenty years ago.

However, we have changed. This winter you will see a wind tower. This unit will generate 130% of our annual need. We have some of the largest zip lines in North America. We have some great lifts and a bunch of new snow guns. Berkshire East has always been a locals place, but that's not because we only get people from western Mass. It means that when you buy a pass or a ticket here, that the money stays here and gets reinvested into our awesome mountain.

 

Bousquet Mountain - 101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield, MA - (413) 442-8316

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Vertical Drop: 750' Trails: 24
Lifts: 5 Acres: 200
Snowmaking: 85% Coverage Terrain Parks: 3
Annual Snowfall: 81 Inches Night Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes Tubing: Yes
Lessons Available: Yes Website: Click Here
       
       

Bousquet Ski Area is a 200-acre ski area in Pittsfield, MA, within the Berkshires cultural region. The resort features a vertical drop of 750 feet, twenty-four trails, three lifts, two magic carpets, three terrain parks, and 85% snowmaking coverage.

Voted “Best Downhill Skiing in the Berkshires” in the 2010 Berkshire Eagle Readers poll, Bousquet rests on the edge of the city of Pittsfield, in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. Bousquet’s Snowsports School is known for its professional, dedicated, and knowledgeable instructors that will provide you and your children with an experience of a lifetime. Five U.S. Olympic downhill skiers have evolved from the Bousquet Race Team including Heidi Voelker and Kim and Krista Schmidinger — all honing their skills on Bousquet’s diverse terrain.

Our Mountain Operation team is dedicated to grooming, snowmaking and creating top-notch terrain parks with features to challenge you on the snow. Bousquet’s staff offers warm hospitality and a family friendly atmosphere making Bousquet your #1 choice for fun in the Berkshires.

 

Canterbury Farm - 1986 Fred Snow Road, Becket, MA - (413) 623-0100

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Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing. At Canterbury Farm in the winter months, cross country ski trails are groomed daily, while fresh soup, snacks and a friendly welcome are always on hand! Rentals of skis and snowshoes are available as well as lessons.

With 20 Kilometers of groomed and tracked ski trails, you will ski alongside frozen brooks, beaver ponds, stone walls, lakes, fields and mountains where nature abounds. Our trails meander through old wood stands which gives you the feel of being in the wilderness. Other trails are wider for excellent ski skating trails.  Website

 

Catamount Ski Area - 3290 State HWY 23, Hillsdale, NY - (518) 325-3200

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Vertical Drop: 1,000' Trails: 33
Lifts: 6 Acres: 119
Snowmaking: 99% Coverage Terrain Parks: 3
Annual Snowfall: 8 Inches Night Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes Tubing: Yes
Lessons Available: Yes Website: Click Here
       
       

Experience Catamount!

Each season Catamount is a favorite mountain for thousands of downhill skiers and riders of all ages and ability levels. They return to Catamount for the excellent terrain, trail diversity, snowsports programs and down-home atmosphere right here in the Berkshires. The trails are uncrowded, the lift lines are short and the snowmaking and grooming operations are among the best. Catamount is big mountain skiing , close to home.

From super-gentle to super-steep, Catamount offers terrain for everyone. 33 trails and park areas in all.

The Snowsports Learning Area is a gentle area right in front of the Base Lodge. It’s where kids and first-timers start out - and we make it easy with a Wonder Carpet lift. It’s as easy to use as a moving sidewalk. New this winter is a second wonder carpet lift and trail for our Kid Cats program.

From there, most guests proceed to The Meadows - a beautiful seven-trail complex of green circle “easier” terrain served by its own Triple Chairlift. The Meadows Area is perfect for skiers and riders who are getting ready to explore – and it’s a favorite of families.

Love diamonds and cruisers? Catamount has them! There’s Upper and Lower Alley Cat, Upper and Lower Glade, and the moguled Off Stage trail. And then there’s Catapult – Catamount's signature double-diamond trail. It’s not just the steepest trail in the Berkshires – it’s one of the steepest trails in the Northeast! Oh, and Sidewinder is a mile-long cruiser that just keeps you coming back!

If you live for terrain parks, rails, boxes and jumps, The Terrain Park has it all – front and center – in view from the Berkshire Lodge. Try the Halfpipe or the Boardercross track on Sunrise, too.

Travel Less for More

Great terrain variety including the most green circle “easier” terrain in the region
More runs with less waiting in line
The Berkshires’ longest run - two miles and descending 1,000 vertical feet
The Berkshires’ steepest trail: Catapult
Three terrain parks and a 400 foot Halfpipe
 

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club - 55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA - (413) 637-1364

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Enjoy an invigorating day of skiing at one of the nearby downhill ski areas or step outside your hotel room for scenic cross-country skiing on Cranwell's 10 kilometers of groomed trails. With 10 kilometers of scenic, groomed trails, the Cranwell Ski Center welcomes all levels of skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts. Whether you cross country ski or venture out on an exhilarating snowshoe trek, this is a great place to spend an outdoor winter day. Conveniently located next to the popular Sloane's Tavern, the Ski Center offers a complete line of modern Rossignol Ski Touring rental equipment and Tubbs Snowshoes, as well as skier accessories and healthy trail snacks. Professional lessons are offered.  Website

 

Hilltop Orchards - 508 Canaan Road, Rt 295, Richmond, MA - (413) 698-3301

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Awesome 20-Miles Views of the Berkshires! Hilltop Orchards – a 200 acre property which is home to one of the regions' largest apple orchards and the Berkshire's First Farm Winery, has a Nordic Ski Center. Trails are groomed within the orchard for both classic and skating style skiing and snowshoeing, great for beginners and intermediates. The wooded country trails will challenge more experienced skiers. We are planning on being open daily 9am-5pm when conditions are good for skiing. Call ahead or check our web site for daily updates of snow conditions. Hilltop Orchards welcomes skiers and non-skiers alike, the Barrel Room has comfy leather couches, a huge natural stone fireplace and LCD/TV. Warm up with some hot chocolate or cider after you ski or just relax by the fire with a glass of wine.  Website

 

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - 37 Corey Road, Hancock, MA - (413) 738-5300

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Vertical Drop: 1,150' Trails: 45
Lifts: 9 Acres: 170
Snowmaking: 96% Coverage Terrain Parks: 3
Annual Snowfall: 100 Inches Night Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes Tubing: Yes
Lessons Available: Yes Website: Click Here
       
       

The largest ski and snowboard resort in Southern New England. Setting a Distinct Standard Among New England Resorts. When traveling New England for business or pleasure, treat yourself to the comfort and elegance of the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. Our spacious, one and two-room lodging accommodations set the standard for New England Resorts. Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, featuring 45 trails, skiing/boarding, slope side accommodations, a village center with shops, and dining on site. The advanced skier/boarder can find plenty of challenging terrain, while intermediates can enjoy runs just made for cruising. Beginners, too, can take to the slopes at their own pace.  All this and more day or night!

 

Maple Corner Farm - 794 Beech Hill Road, Granville, MA - (413) 357-8829

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Maple Corner Farm Cross Country Ski Center, a working family farm since 1840, has a friendly atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy. The Center is located in the foothills of the Berkshires and has an elevation of 1,400 feet. A large ski warm up area with beginner trails is located right behind the ski lodge. There are 20 kilometers of marked ski trails from beginner to expert, machine groomed for traditional and skating styles. We also have 10 km. of snowshoe trails. The scenic ski trails lead you through pastures and meadows, along mountain streams, through the current Sugar Bush, and into the forest and hills beyond. The rental shop has over 100 sets of skis and over 40 pairs of snowshoes for children through adult.  Website

 

Notchview Reservation - 83 Old Route 9, Windsor, MA - (413) 684-0148

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Notchview offers trails for all skiers from the sheltered Kinderloop for kids, to groomed skating trails, to a wide variety of backcountry trails. Each season we groom up to 28 km of our 40 km of trails that wind through 3,100 acres of scenic forest and open meadow. Notchview has one of the highest base elevations (2,000 feet) among New England Nordic ski areas. This means more reliable snowfall and a longer season. Think of us in March and even April. Two trailside shelters offer not only pleasant rest stops but also spectacular views across the surrounding Hilltown countryside. And, we keep the wood stove burning in the toasty warm Arthur B. Budd Visitor Lodge, which offers comfortable picnic areas and our ever-popular hot chocolate.  Website

 

Otis Ridge Ski Area - 159 Monterey Road - Route 23, Otis, MA - (413) 269-4444

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Vertical Drop: 400' Trails: 11
Lifts: 4 Acres: 200
Snowmaking: 100% Coverage Terrain Parks:  
Annual Snowfall:   Night Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes Tubing:  
Lessons Available: Yes Website: Click Here
       
       

Come and ski the friendly, family area of the Berkshires. At Otis Ridge you will find the facilities of a larger ski area, yet we're small enough to be personal. Otis Ridge offers a variety of terrain including challenging slopes and trails. While one of the smaller ski areas in Massachusetts, we can boast of excellent snowmaking and grooming operations. We have a full service ski shop, rental equipment, and provide instruction in snow sports. We are also the low cost ski area in the state. With the reopening of the Grouse House, our customers now enjoy good food, drink and an excellent view of the slopes. Our snowmaking equipment adds to what mother nature provides, and our northeastern exposure protects our cover.

While Otis Ridge welcomes beginner skiers and provides an excellent atmosphere for the first-time skiers, we also offer a wide variety of terrain. The beginner trails wind out and around the ends of the ridge, while one of our expert slopes drops right over a small headwall.

 

Ski Butternut Ski Area - 380 State Road - Rt. 23, Great Barrington, MA - (413) 528-2000

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Vertical Drop: 1,000' Trails: 22
Lifts: 10 Acres: 110
Snowmaking: 100% Coverage Terrain Parks: 2
Annual Snowfall: 80-100 Inches Night Skiing: No
Snowboarding: Yes Tubing: Yes
Lessons Available: Yes Website: Click Here
       
       

At SKI BUTTERNUT It's All About The Snow!

Quality snow coverage with miles of brilliant corduroy are why you come to Ski Butternut. We take pride in delivering just that and a quality experience day in and day out. Our Mountain features: 22 DOWNHILL SKI TRAILS, 110 SKIABLE ACRES spread across a mountain that encompasses more than 430 acres. 10 SKI LIFTS (3 Quads, 1 Triple, 1 Double, 4 Carpets and a Poma), 350 member Instructional & Coaching staff - Many certified Professionals, 100% Snowmaking coverage, our own Ski & Snowboard Shop plus an 8-Lane TUBING CENTER.

Come and experience BIG mountain skiing - Close to home!

New for Winter 2011-12

Miles of new snowmaking pipes (air & water) installed on Cruiser, Crosstown & Downspout.
Bombardier Groomer added to our fleet = more and better corduroy.
Computerized Rental System that incorporates scanners will make issuing rental ski or snowboard packages faster.
Reserve RENTALS (Ski or Snowboards) online.
NEW energy efficient windows installed in the Lower Lodge / Club House.
NEW Website which strongly integrates our Facebook, YouTube and Twitter channels.
NEW Mobile Website - under construction.
POMA lift rebuilt - will again transport skiers for winter 2011-12.
NEW Carpeting in Upper Lodge
Triple Chair Towers painted.

 

Stump Sprouts - 64 West Hill Road, Hawley, MA - (413) 339-4265

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Stump Sprouts is a small rustic resort on a 450 acre mountain top farm just south of the Mohawk Trail. With elevations ranging up to 2,000', Stump Sprouts has some of the most reliable snow conditions in Southern New England. 25Km of trails designed primarily for classical skiing and snowshoeing wind through the property and out into the adjoining state forest. The unique trail system features wooded glades and landscaped intersections connected by a variety of trails. A large boulder stands guard near a clearing at the highest point on the land where four trails meet. The view from this point makes it a popular destination. Instructions and rental equipment are available..  Website

 
 

 
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