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With the winter season just around the corner, travelers are already starting to make plans for their end of the year getaways! If you’re looking for a winter escape with plenty of opportunities for great dining, history, art, culture, and outdoor fun, then you don’t need to look any further than the Berkshires. Not only is it home to our elegant bed & breakfast, but the region is a top spot for avid skiers! One particular attraction to put your winter sports skills to the test is Butternut Ski Area. This family-friendly gem is a must for thrill seekers and those looking to make the most out of Massachusetts’ winter wonderland!
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Butternut Ski Area, also known as Ski Butternut, is a resort located in Great Barrington, MA. This is approximately 25-minutes from our bed & breakfast in the Berkshires. The resort sits on Warner Mountain, which has an elevation of 1,764 feet. It consists of 110 skiable acres that are guaranteed to have 100% snow coverage during the ski season. That means you’ll be sure to enjoy a fantastic ski experience no matter when you visit! The resort is also home to a ski and snowboard shop, so you can get your gear once you arrive. If you’re new to skiing or want to improve your skills, you can take part in a lesson from one of their highly trained instructors or coaches.
There are 22 trails on the mountain at Butternut Ski Area. As an added convenience, there are also 11 ski lifts to take skiers and boarders to the summits. The ski trails range in difficulty from beginner to advanced. The intermediate trails are the most plentiful and suit those who aren’t new to skiing but aren’t quite ready to take on a black diamond. This means that everyone in the family can join in on the fun, no matter what skill level you are. For those seeking a challenge, the longest run at the resort is a mile and a half long!
For more information about skiing at the mountain, take a look at the Ski Butternut Trail Map!
If skiing isn’t exactly your forte, there are still options for endless fun at the Butternut Ski Area! Along with the variety of trails, you’ll also find two terrain parks! The Twisted Terrain Park is the more advanced and boasts features like boxes, rails, rock jibs, and log rides. The Cruiser Progression Park is better for newcomers and provides a way to ease into boarding and freestyle skiing. There is also Ski Butternut Tubing with eight lanes for a fun-filled adventure you won’t soon forget!
When you’re planning your adventures at Butternut Ski Area, there is no better place to stay than the Gateways Inn. Unlike other nearby accommodations, our elegant and comfortable guest rooms fuse timeless style with modern amenities. In addition to our inviting lounge, the on-site restaurant is among the best dining establishments in Lenox. It’s everything you could possibly need for a memorable vacation in one destination!
Book your stay at the Gateways and let us give you the ideal getaway to the Berkshires. We’ll see you soon!