New Years and the end of the year holidays have come and gone – so what’s left to do? Why, skiing the Berkshires of course! Applegate Inn is surrounded by top-rated, Berkshires ski resorts, most within 30 minutes or less of the inn. So what are you waiting for?
No matter what kind of winter sport you enjoy – skating, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or the timeless art of hot cocoa sipping – the Berkshires have you covered, with Applegate Inn at the center.
The location of our Berkshires bed and breakfast in Lee, MA makes us the perfect home-base for any and all of your winter getaway plans.
Skiing the Berkshires
One doesn’t have to look far for good places to ski in the Berkshires. It sometimes seems like they’re everywhere! Luckily, they all offer something a little different, from big resorts with multiple lifts to small farms with one or two beautifully secluded trails, and everything in between. There’s something for everyone, here!
Which one is right for you? Take a look and see:
Skiing 30-40 Minutes From the Inn
Catamount Ski Area
Route 23, South Egremont, MA – catamountski.com
Catamount Ski Area straddles the border between Massachusetts and New York, allowing guests to ski from state to state on the slopes! Catamount offers alpine and downhill skiing and snowboarding, a terrain park, snow-tubing park, lessons, equipment rentals and on-site dining options.
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
37 Corey Road, Hancock, MA – www.jiminypeak.com
Jiminy Peak is southern New England’s largest full-scale resort with 45 trails, 3 terrain parks, and 6 different lifts. Downhill skiing, snowboarding, lessons, rentals, night skiing and dining on site.
Maple Corner Farm
794 Beech Hill Road, Granville, MA – www.maplecornerfarm.com
Maple Corner is a real working farm with 12+ miles of groomed, cross-country skiing trails and 6+ miles of snowshoe trails, along with rentals, lessons, and a snack bar. Great for those wanting to avoid the crowds and get back to nature.
Old Route 9, Windsor, MA – thetrustees.org
Notchview has over 25 miles of forested trails to explore via cross-country skiing, skate skiing, snowshoeing and even skijoring! Lessons, picnic areas, and a quiet, tranquil place to ski.
20 Minutes Away or Less
Bousquet Mountain Ski Resort
101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield – bousquetmountain.com
Bousquet Mountain offers family skiing snowboarding, and tubing, with 4 lifts, lessons, rentals, and a kid’s program. All just 15 minutes from Applegate Inn.
Canterbury Farm Cross Country Skiing
1986 Fred Snow Road, Becket, MA – www.canterbury-farms.com
Canterbury Farms offers more than 13 miles of groomed, x-country ski trails plus lessons, kid’s programs, and rentals of skis, snowshoes, and ice-skates.
159 Monterey Road, Otis, MA – otisridge.com
Otis Ridge is an excellent choice for both families and casual skiers with 11 trails, and 4 lifts for snowboarding and alpine skiing. Dining is available on-site at the Grouse House.
380 State Road, Route 23, Great Barrington, MA – www.skibutternut.com
Ski Butternut features 22 ski trails on 110 acres with two terrain parks for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. They also offer lessons and equipment rentals.
Our Winter Wonderland
As you can see, there are plenty of resorts to choose from here in the Berkshires. Better yet, all of them are only 40 minutes or much less from our Lee, MA bed and breakfast.
So go ahead, plan that Berkshires ski vacation now with Applegate Inn as your home base. We’d love to be your host and will do what we can to make sure you have a great time!
See you soon – and HAPPY NEW YEAR!