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.
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Now that the holidays have passed and the cold days of winter are stretching before us, it’s time to think about ski getaways in the Berkshires. Our Berkshire B and B is close to several terrific downhill ski areas.
- Ski Butternut, in Great Barrington, is about 12 miles from the inn.
- Catamount Ski Area, in Hillsdale NY, is about 20 miles from here.
- Jiminy Peak, up in Hancock, Massachusetts, is about 30 miles from our inn.
Although we haven’t received a healthy dose of snow since the Great Halloween Blizzard of 2011, all three ski areas are open, and all are making snow.
Ski Butternut is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and weekends 8:15 to 4 p.m. This area also offers snow tubing on holidays and weekends.
Catamount Ski Area is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m (it opens at 8:30 on weekends); night skiing is offered Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m.
Jiminy Peak is open open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (opening at 8:30 a.m. on weekends and holidays). Live music frequently entices skiers to linger after leaving the slopes of Jiminy Peak. A full calendar of events is listed at Jiminy Peak.
Skiers who stay at our Mass Bed and Breakfast Monday through Friday will receive two free lift passes for Butternut Ski Area, or discount passes to Jiminy Peak. If you’d rather ski Catamount, take advantage of our three night, $50 Special Package and put the savings towards your ski tickets. Details about these and other specials are available on our Bed and Breakfast Berkshires Specials page.
Why not stay for several days and try all three ski areas? Folks who are traveling from New York City, Hartford, or Boston may find that stretching out a weekend makes the most sense; instead of driving out here every weekend, come out here every other weekend for three days. Less driving, more skiing. Wonderful.