Stay with us during your Ski Trip to Butternut or Catamount

February 7th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Visiting Butternut Ski?

Ski Butternut is regarded by many as the number one Massachusetts ski resort. Located on the East Mountain, ski Butternut provides 110 acres of skiing, spread across 22 trails. All of the trails are also supplemented with man-made snow as necessary.

Butternut is a friendly resort that also has many family – oriented ski areas, ideal for youngsters just learning to ski or snowboard. Ski Butternut is also affordable, offering bargain ski lift tickets and downright cheap season passes. Of course, they also offer ski and snowboard lessons and rental skis or snowboard packages. No matter your interest or skill level, everything necessary for a great ski trip is at Butternut -including a snack bar with delicious hot beverages! They even have a seven – lane tubing center for those who don’t want to ski but still want the thrill of zipping down the mountain!

Best of all, Ski Butternut is only 11 miles away from our Berkshires bed and breakfast in Lee, MA.

How about Catamount Ski Area?

Berskhires ski areas

The Catamount Ski area after a snowfall.

Catamount ski area offers the most diverse trail network in the Berkshires area. From super-gentle to ultra-steep, Catamount has diverse terrain with over 30 trails and park areas in all.

The Snowsports Learning Area has a slope and is right in front of the Base Lodge. It’s where kids and first-timers start out and were their most basic “chairlift” is – the Wonder Carpet lift. It’s as easy to use as a moving sidewalk.

From there, advance to The Meadows – a lovely six-trail complex served by a triple chairlift. The Meadows is perfect for skiers and riders who are getting ready to explore their abilities. Trails include scenic runs through the woods and wide open slopes.

The main mountain features 1,000 vertical feet of descent and an array of terrain. For many guests, the Upper and Lower Sidewinder run is a favorite. It swoops and turns as it courses down the mountain. Sidewinder is one of ten ‘More Difficult’ trails at Catamount.

If you are already a skilled skier looking for challenging runs, 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!

Catamount is about 19 miles from our Berkshires Inn – let us be your hosts for your 2013 ski trip!

 

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