In North Adams, weekends are spent away on the slopes, taking advantage of each new layer of fresh powder. Whether you’re a die hard for that first chair at dawn, or your favorite part of the weekend is aprés ski closer to dusk, there’s a mountain here we know will fit your fancy. To some, winter may be the season of holidays, hot chocolate, and cozying up by fire but to us, the chilly season will always feature snow and Berkshires skiing. If you’re with us, let’s hit the slopes!
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
When it comes to the Berkshires winter attractions, skiing and snowboarding undoubtedly top the list. Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort offers lessons, night skiing, terrain parks, and a family-friendly atmosphere on their 45 trails covering over 167 acres. Perfect for every level athlete, they have a variety of trails ranging from green to double black diamond. The perfect winter day starts at Jiminy Peak.
Berkshire East Mountain Resort
If you’re in search of places to ski near North Adams, you’ve come to the right place. Berkshire East Mountain Resort has been run by the Schaefer family for nearly 45 years, and it’s safe to say they know what they’re doing. This mountain resort features modern facilities, lessons, and a variety of on-site dining options. They also take pride in the fact that they were the first ski area in the world to produce 100% of its electricity from onsite renewable energy.
While there are a plethora of things to do in the Berkshires in the winter, skiing in North Adams is a family-friendly activity you won’t want to miss—especially if you switch out classic downhill skiing with cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Stump Sprouts Cross Country Ski Center is located atop a high meadow, making for a stunning and wild setting perfect for exploring. Visiting this unique ski center is an experience you won’t want to miss.
Catamount Mountain Resort
Located right on the New York/Massachusetts border is Catamount Mountain Resort. Though it has events and activities during every season, winter is when this mountain thrives. The resort is known for its varied terrain, perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. They also have alpine racing, tubing, and lessons.
Since 1962, Ski Butternut has been known as a winter destination for New Englanders who seek quality skiing with a focus on leaving a positive impact on the environment. With 100 skiable acres and 10 lifts, this ski resort is fit for every type of winter lover. Here, they encourage all to get outside, play in the snow, and have some fun.
Stay at Porches Inn
We play hard on the slopes, but we mirror this sentiment when it comes to relaxation at Porches Inn. When the sun sets on the mountains and your body craves comfort and calm after an exciting day of skiing in the Berkshires, this boutique inn is the perfect retreat. With a community fire pit, sauna, four-season pool and hot tub, it’s the ideal place to soak in the coziness of the season. Spend winter in the Berkshires—book your ski trip stay today!