Skiing & Boarding in the Massachusetts Berkshires

For those who love to hit the slopes, there’s nothing better than a fresh layer of fluffy white snow. Luckily for guests at Staveleigh House there are two great downhill sports facilities close by. Woman skiing downhill on fluffy white snow with a brilliant deep blue ski above.

Ski Butternut has it something for everyone with skiing, boarding and tubing. Located outside Great Barrington, Massachusetts, just 13 miles north of the B&B, the facility boasts 110 skiable areas—20 % beginner, 60% intermediate, and 20% advanced. 11 lifts, including three quads, deliver skiers and boarders to the 22 trails. and two terrain parks. Get ready for fun here, because the Twisted Terrain Park has tons of natural features, such as log rides and rock jibs, with man-made additions that include 26 rail features and two impressive jumps. A Tubing Center—on the other side of the main parking lot—has eight lanes and snow-making capabilities, plus a cool magic Carpet Lift that brings you back to the top after a run.

Ski Butternut
380 State Road, Great Barrington, MA
413-528-2000
Skiing/boarding:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday & holidays, 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tubing:
Friday (non-holiday), 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pricing for all activities varies by day, time and age range; check website for specifics

Driving the other direction from Staveleigh House is Catamount Ski Area in South Egremont, Massachusetts. The popular facility, which has been in operation since 1939, boasts 36 trails and terrain park areas. Skiers here can enjoy up to a 1,000-foot vertical descent, with the longest run hitting 1¾ miles! One bonus of heading here: nighttime skiing every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, through March 3, 2019.

Catamount Ski Area
17 Nicholson Road, South Egremont, MA
518-325-3200
Skiing/boarding:
Monday – Friday (non-holiday), 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Weekends and holidays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Nighttime skiing:
Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Pricing for all activities varies by day, time and age range; check website for specifics

Not only is a Berkshire ski trip great fun, it can be a great deal too when you take advantage of our Staveleigh House Bed and Breakfast Winter Weekday Special. Just reserve two or more consecutive nights, Sunday through Thursday, now through March, 2019, and receive a 25% discount.* Call today to make your reservation, or book online!

*Full, non-refundable deposit required. Holiday periods not included.

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