Berkshires and Pioneer Valley ski areas welcome skiers, snowboarders

Chair Lift Group - Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - Hancock, MA
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

37 Corey Road -- Route 43 Hancock, MA, 01237 Phone: 413-738-5500 Toll-Free: 800-882-8859

The skiing is exhilarating, the atmosphere inviting at this Berkshires mountain resort

The skiing is sublime and the atmosphere is absolutely alpine at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in the Northern Berkshires. There are 45 trails down the 2,380-foot mountain, including 21 that are lit for night skiing. The nine lifts include the six-passenger high-speed Berkshire Express as well as double and quad chair lifts and surface lifts. Bring your own skis or rent them and other equipment at Mountain Sports by Potter Brothers. After skiing, relax in the alpine village with its charming courtyards, restaurants and lodging options that include a country inn and two- and three-bedroom condominiums. The resort offers beginner skiing lessons as well as group and private lessons for all ages and abilities and has a KidsRule ski program for children.
Otis Ridge Ski Area

159 Monterey Road - Route 23 Otis, MA, 01253 Phone: 413-269-4444

Eleven trails serviced by five lifts at this family ski area with a 400 foot vertical drop.
Bousquet's Ski Area

101 Dan Fox Drive Pittsfield, MA, 01201 Phone: 413-442-8985

24 trails; 3 terrain parks, 200 skiable acres; 85 percent snow making

Ths family-friendly ski area offers lots of deals and passes for lift tickets and lessons. Racing.
Butternut Ski Area

380 State Road (Route 23) Great Barrington, MA, 01230 Phone: 413-528-2000

22 trails; 2 terrain parks; 110 skiable acres; snow tubing; 100 percent snow making

Skiing & Snowboarding -- Butternut prides itself on being an affordable and family-friendly ski area an easy drive from New York City and many locations in Connecticut via major highways. The mountain welcomes people new to skiing and snowboarding. Butternut promotes is affordable lift tickets and cheap season passes. Rentals and lessons for skiing and snowboarding are available, with opportunities for discounted packages. There is a seven-lane snow tubing center.
Everything Else -- Ski shop, demonstration demo tent. The nearby town of Great Barrington is a fun place to visit, with restaurants, lodging, and a variety of attractions and entertainment for adult and kids. Also, theaters, shopping, and museums.
Ski Blandford

41 Nye Brook Road Blandford, MA Phone: 413-848-2860

29 trails; 2 terrain parks; night skiing; 465-foot vertical drop; 80% snow making; 2 lodges; 132 acres of skiable terrain

Skiing & Snowboarding -- Most of the terrain at Blandford is designated for novices and intermediates, but advanced skiers and snowboarders can find enough trails to keep them challenged.
Everything Else -- Two lodges; ski lift and lessons discounted passes and packages; rentals and repairs; racing