What’s New at Massachusetts Ski Resorts
New Season Improvements at Mass. Ski Resorts
|Find out what’s new and improved at Massachusetts’ most beloved ski resorts. From Catamount and Jiminy Peak to the slopes of Butternut Basin and Berkshire East, read about the latest and greatest new features and amenities in Massachusetts. Massachusetts offers a variety of skiing and snowboard terrain. The majority of the Massachusetts ski mountains lie in the Berkshires. But one of the most commonly known Massachusetts ski resorts is called Wachusett Mountain, located in Princeton. The summit elevation of Wachusett Mountain is just over 2,000 feet and this resort has a 1,000 foot vertical drop. With 110 acres, you are sure to find a trail in your skill level here!Tell us about your favorite ski or snowboarding location by contacting us. Learn more about advertisingin MALiving.com.
Located in Hancock, Mass, Jiminy Peak is offering some great resort-wide improvements for the 2012-2013 ski season. Changes include the relocation of Coyote Ridge terrain park, which will allow for wider runs and additional features, as well as the expansion of available night skiing trails, bringing nearly half of teh trails at Jiminy Peak to the night adventurers. Jiminy Peak brings an army of 40 new snowguns to its snowmaking arsenal this year, which will increase the quality and timelines of Jiminy’s ski season.
Berkshire East Ski Resort
Home to New England’s largest zip line system, Berkshire East Ski Resort has won such accolades as USA Today’s Top 10 Zip Lines and Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s CHoice Best of New England. Berkshire East features three unique canopy tours for the zip line adventurers, as well as a tubing park, three terrain parks, glades and several trails from beginner to advanced. Berkshire East features a 900kWh wind turbine which produces 100% of the ski resort’s electrical needs, making Berkshire East the first American ski resort utilizing 100% renewable energy.
Blandford Ski Area
Owned and operated by the Springfield Ski Club since 1936, Blandford offers 23 trails spread over 200 acres of skiable terrain, night skiing, and snowmaking capabilities for 80% of the slopes. Long considered a local favorite, Blandford offers a great Juniors program, lessons for all ages, a terrain park and racing teams.
Located in beautiful Pittsfield, Mass., Bousquet Mtn offers 200 acres of skiable terrain with an equal dispersment of beginner, intermediate and advanced trails for all skill levels. Bousquet Mtn caters to the family experience with snowsports schools, ski shops, race teams, terrain parks, zip lines, disc golf, and the Adventure Park system of bridges, balances and channelling ropes. Bousquet also features go-kart racing, 18 holes of mini-golf, climbing walls, bungy trampolines and more. Whatever the time of year, Bousquet offers something for all ages.
One of the last remaining family-owned and operated ski areas on the East Coast, Butternut Basin features 110 acres of skiable terrain with the longest run coming in at 2 miles. A vast majority of the ski trails at Butternut are for intermediate skill level; 20% of the trails are beginner and 20% are expert. Tubing, Terrain Parks, an adaptive program, ski rentals, racing teams and lessons are all part of the Butternut experience. Butternut is know for the quality of its snow and is located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Catamount Ski Area
Catamount is unique in that it claims both New York and Massachusetts as its home. Located in the Taconic Mountain Range, Catamount has been in operation since 1939. Snowmaking capabilities cover 98% of the 119 acres of skiable terrain at Catamount and the longest trail is 2.5 miles. Catamount keeps it family friendly with terrain parks, an adventure park, zip lines, ski clubs, racing teams and childrens programs.
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