Now is the time to start making plans for that fantastic Berkshires skiing getaway you’ve been dreaming of all summer long. Applegate Inn is a short drive away from some of the best skiing the Berkshires have to offer and would love to be your home base.
Is there any other winter activity that is as exciting than hitting the slopes? Not for most of us! Once the snow starts to fly there’s no end to the fun. We typically start seeing for snow around late November or December and up through as late as the end of March. January and February are the most reliably snow packed.
And what skiing!
The Berkshires are home to some excellent alpine, cross-country, and snowboarding opportunities. We’re also home to excellent snowshoeing, ice-skating, sledding, tubing, and more.
No matter what shape your idea of a winter-sports vacation takes, the Berkshires have it. Even better, most of the best skiing opportunities are less than a half hour from our Berkshires bed and breakfast here in Lee, MA.
Best Berkshires Skiing Near Our Inn
Bousquet Mountain Ski Resort
101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield – bousquetmountain.com
Bousquet Mountain offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, plus lessons, rentals, and a kid’s program.
Canterbury Farm Cross Country Skiing
1986 Fred Snow Road, Becket – www.canterbury-farms.com
Canterbury Farms has 13+ miles of groomed cross country ski trails with lessons, kid’s programs, and rentals of skis, snowshoes, and ice-skates.
Catamount Ski Area
Route 23, South Egremont, MA – catamountski.com
Catamount Ski Area has a terrain park and 33 trails of downhill and x-country skiing. They also offer lessons and ski and snowboard rentals.
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
37 Corey Road, Hancock, MA – www.jiminypeak.com
The largest ski resort in southern New England with 45 trails, lessons, rentals, and night skiing.
Maple Corner Farm
794 Beech Hill Road, Granville – www.maplecornerfarm.com
Tired of resorts? Come ski Maple Corner Farm. 12+ miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing, 6+ miles of snowshoe trails, plus lessons and rentals.
380 State Road, Route 23, Great Barrington, MA – skibutternut.com
110 skiable acres, including 22 different trails and 11 lifts. Ski Butternut also offers skiing and snowboarding lessons and gear rentals.
As you can see, there is no end to the skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing opportunities near Applegate Inn.
One thing that we can run short of, however, is guest rooms during ski season. Book your getaway now before the area fills up!