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Ski Butternut Schedule of Events & Competitions for Winter 2014-15

Use available links to learn more about an event or to download forms you'll nee to register for the event.


Oct. 2 - Nov. 25, 2015 Ski & Board Shop FALLSALE - SAVE 30% to 70% OFF all previous seasons Ski & Snowboard Clothing and Gear. Open 6 days a week - Hours: Opening Day Fri. 10a to 7p  |  Sat. & Sun 10a to 5p. |  Mon., Tue., Wed. & Fri. Noon to 7p, closed Thursdays. 

Oct. 10/11/12/, 2015 Ski & Board Shop Annual Columbus Day weekend Consignment Ski & Board Clothing and Gear SALE!
Also known as a SKI SWAP or USED equipment SALE.

Oct. 10 & 11 - Scenic Fall Foliage Chairlift Rides $5/person:
Lift Hours: 10a to 3p
Enjoy spectacular views of the Housatonic Valley dressed in its finest Fall Colors on a leisurly 40 minute round trip chairlift ride to our mountains 1,800ft summit and back to the base. Chair fits 4 people so it is ideal for most families.


11/1/2015 Ski & Board School & HOST/Ambassador Orientation & Annual Training Day
Meet in the Upper Lodge - Ambassadors meet at 8:30a training should be finished by 1:30p.

11/28/2015 Ski Butternut Opening Day - weather permitting - could be pushed back to 12/54/2015
Check the conditions page for the latest word on opening day for the ski area.
We'll post daily updates on our conditions page as we get close.

*** Events for the winter season will be updates soon.  What appears below are events from last season ***
*** to give you a feel for what we have coming! ***


12/30/2014 Rossignol & Volkl on snow DEMO.  Try the latest skis from Rossi & Volkl out for a run or two. The manufacturers want you to test out their skis so you know what to buy in the shop. No Charge for a 1-2 run DEMO. Must have a valid Lift Ticket or Season Pass for the day. Drivers License and CC required for Security deposit. 

12/27 - 12/28/2014 - NATO Telemark Workshop
NATO Stands for North American Telemark Organization
- Come take a 2-day Telemark workshop.
Cost $225 for the 2-day workshop.
Programs for 1st Timers, Intermediates and committed Free Heelers.
More information on the NATO website:
By phone: 802.496.4387


1/11/2015  Ski with ANDY PARRY of Line Skis in the Butternut Terrain Park as part of LINE SKIS "Tell a Friend Tour"

What is Tell A Friend TourTell A Friend Tour (TAFT) is an East Coast freeskiing tour that brings together fans, shops, resorts, and skiers. Our goal is to create a memorable experience with every participant and inspire them to keep skiing. Skiers; Andy Parry, Ian Compton and friends will be coming to Ski Butternut and the Butternut Ski & board shop on Jan 11th.  For more information on each individual stop take a look at the events posted on their Facebook page.
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2/5/2015 - 70+ Club Race Day - Please note that this event will take place on Feb. 5th which is a Thursday this year
Members of the 70+ Ski Club will take to the Main Street race course. Come participate in this hotly contested race event or come enjoy watching the skill and determination of these true veteran racers many who embrace techniques of skiings past.
Racers will be put into the following age categories 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+ for both men & women.
Registration takes place in the morning in the Lower Lodge at the Ski School desk.
Race usually starts at 11:00 a.m. and runs till finished - usually 12:30.
Membership in the 70+ Club is required. Richared would prefer that you sign up for the club in advance online but a limited number of spots will be available for people who want to sign up the day of the event. More 70+Club info:

2/6/2015 SKIS Boards & Badges
A Special Friday Event for Law enforcement members and their families, advance registration required.
This is an Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser. More info here

2/8/2015 INTERCLUB Slalom Race on the Main Street Race Slope.
Race kids should register in the Triple Chair pavilion (Room across from the Bathroom) in the Upper Lodge.

The Mahaiwe Theater in Great Barrrington, MA
Sunday Feb 15th a 7:30 p.m. showing
Tickets $15 Adults, $10 Children | SPECIAL only $5/person for Ski Butternut  SEASON PASS Holders.
Details Call: 413.528.0100
call or visit the box office 12-6pm Wed - Sat.
Warren Miller releases its 65th film, No Turning Back. The newest installment pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead WME to every end of the winter world—and this year is no different. They're taking a legacy that dates back to before skis had edges and mountains had condos and they're running with it to the steepest peaks around the globe and back to the Mom and Pop hills that define skiing and riding. Welcome this winter season and remember there’s No Turning Back.

Warren Miller’s annual film tradition marks the beginning of colder weather, winter exploration, and premier cinematography. Come experience the stoke as WME revels in winter’s heritage and pushes the boundaries in Niseko, Japan, the Swiss Alps, Montana, France, and more. See top athletes like Sierra Quitiquit, Rob Kingwill, Ingrid Backstrom, Oystein Aasheim, Seth Wescott, and others continue the Warren Miller legacy in winter sports storytelling. Join our Event announcement on FACEBOOK

MARCH 2015

3/7/2015 - Annual Ski Patrol Cookout / Fundraiser
Time: 11a to 2p on the Lower Lodge slopeside deck. Patrollers will be serving Hamburgers, Hot Dogs al Fresco, Soda & Water. Come meet some of our finest employees as they help raise money for the Butternut Ski Patrol.
Straight up - DONATIONS - are greatly appreciated!
For more information contact Ski Patrol Director, Jeff Galm: 413.528.2000 x115.

3/14/2015 - Saturday - Relay for Life
Ski Butternut is partnering with a local Relay for Life Team to raise money for the American Cancer Society on March 14, 2015. There will be a race course set up for our race clubs and the general public to relay in memory of Einar Aas and the millions of others effected each day by this terrible disease. The minimum donation to participate in the race will be $25. There will be a DJ, and games will be set up on the deck of the Upper Lodge all day long.  To sign up, contact Alexa Quartararo 413.854.1192  or Terri Anderson 413.274.1070

3/16/2015 $25 LIFT TICKETS - Starting Mon., March 16th, 2015 every day to end of season.  Ski Butternut is keeping it affordable!  Lift Ticket rates are reduced - yet the snow cover is usually at its best. Sunshine and a deep base are coupled with slightly warmer temps to make for exceptional skiing weather. Come enjoy our affordable end of season $25 Lift Ticket special.
YES the $25 LIFT TICKET rate is valid on weekends right through to the end of the season.

3/21/2015 SPRING FLING a POND SKIM & casual RAIL JAM event. - This is NOT a competition just a FUN EVENT!
We'll use the snow that's left in the Tubing Center to construct a FUN setup for all ages and abilities. 
FUN unique setup. POND SKIM & Terrain Park Jam style event with loads of SWAG!  Open to all ages & abilities.
$10 entry covers participation in all the events.
Please check out the Facebook Event Page for more information or the Terrain Park Facebook page. As we'll post more details as we get closer.  Event Runs 3p to 7p under the Tubing Hill Lights. Music, Food, Drinks, FUN!!


3/28/2015 - PARROT HEAD FESTIVAL (a tribute to Jimmy Buffett, his music and a celebration of his Laid back attitude)

Where: Lower Lodge back deck.
When: 1  to 3 p.m. Kids Games
Come dressed for the occasion sporting your Hawaiian or tropical themed shirts. Bring a relaxed attitude & come ready to enjoy some Buffett tunes on the deck. We'll be serving up: Cheeseburgers in Paradise, and some other specialty beach foods, Our food service guys and girls will once again offer "Booze in the Blender" for the 21 & up crowd - ID required.
1 to 3 p.m.: GAMES and activities for kids may include: A limbo contest, CocoNut Deck Bowling, and for the entire family an all-day on-mountain Scavenger Hunt (find one of the colorful Escaped Party Parrots). Turn the found Parrots in at the Main Office to claim a prize. PLEASE: 1-prize per family only. Prizes include: Tubing Passes, GoPro Logo TShirt/Hat, Ski Butternut Logo Pint Glasses, Lift Ticket vouchers, Mtn Dew bags stuffed with T-Shirt + YoYo + Rocket Launcher, Terrain Park Pass, Mtn Dew Snowboard or $100 Gift Card,  Gift Certificates to Baba Louie's Restaurant in town. 
HINTS where you can search for Parrotts will be posted throughout the day on the Ski Butternut Facebook Page
Best LIKE us to see tips.. clues.. and help!   
LIKE - COMMENT - SHARE on Facebook.

3/28/2015 - RACE TO BEAT CANCER / Pan Mass Challenge. – A Ski Race To Help Fight Cancer!
Ski Butternut will host a Fundraising Ski Race to help support one of our Race Coaches, Ryan Fahey’s Team Beachcomber’s Pan-Mass Challenge bicycle ride. A $25 donation is the cost to participate. A Giant Slalom style race with prizes for Fastest Male, Fastest Female, Fastest Child (ages 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-18).  All proceeds will go to Ryan Fahey and his Team Beachcomber’s Pan Mass Challenge Ride. A bicycle ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown that raises money to help fight Cancer.
Prizes, Raffles, 50/50, Free BBQ and beverages with event entry! Non-skiers and riders are encouraged to join in the festivities as well. Race will take place on the mountains Cruiser slope. There is a great view of the race course from the popular Cruiser Sun Deck. We hope to see you there.  


APRIL 2015


4/4/2015 - EASTER EGG HUNT Yes it will be held on SATURDAY! Event is usually held on the mountains Final Weekend. 
40 colorful plastic eggs will be hidden all around the mountain. Find an egg and take it to the Main Office to claim your prize!
Inside the egg will be a lucky winning number.  Only one easter egg prize per family please!
Hints regarding slopes where the eggs are hidden will be release on the Ski Butternut Facebook Page: LIKE - COMMENT - SHARE
We'll also have a lively band playing in the Triple Chair pavilion in our Upper Lodge on Sat. Stop up and enjoy the music.

4/30/2015 - Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce BREAKFAST 7:30 - 10 a.m. Upper Lodge

MAY 2015

5/2/2015 - Murder Mystery Banquet - an American Cancer Society - Relay for Life Fundraiser -  Upper Lodge 6 - 11 p.m.  To learn more contact coordinator Alexa Quartararo at 413.854.1192 - Cost $45/ticket includes appetizers, dinner & desert. Cash Bar. & Murder Mystery Show durring dinner. Prizes for those who guess correctly.

5/17/2015 - TRUCK DAY - put on by ROTARY - Bring the kids to see an awesome display of trucks and large vehicles like Fire Trucks, Cherry Pickers, Dump Trucks and a Ski Butternut Snowgrooming machine. Event takes place in the Parking lot of the Ski area from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

JULY 2015

4th of July weekend 2015 - Berkshires Summer Arts Festival July 3, 4, 5, 2015 (Fri., Sat. & Sun.)
Where: Upper & Lower Lodge and under 3 Large Tents that span the base area.
When: July 4th weekend
Admission:  Adults $13 • Seniors $12 • Students $6 or get a Weekend Pass $14 • Children under 10 free!
More info:

7/10-11-12/2015 - MASS BLISS Mindfulness Event: Music - Mind - Meditation & Yoga - On site camping available! 
This event will use the base area and lodges. Event runs 10 a.m. to midnight each day. MassBliss 2015 is the first annual mindfulness incubator festival. We will bring together the leading mindfulness experts and most creative teachers of our day to share an immersive, educational, and entertaining adventure in the development of mindfulness. Through workshops in yoga, meditation, athletics, music, theatre, art, activism, social justice and much more, we will learn together how to cultivate meaningful and fulfilling lives. Programming tracts include: Athletics, Embodied Mindfullness, Engagement, Environment, Gardening & Ecology, Mindful Movement, Music, Music Entertainment, Nutrition, Outdoors. Performance Entertainment, Performing Arts, Relaxation & Comfort, Science of Mindfullness, Social Justice, Visual Arts, Wellness & Self Care. To Learn More visit:  or  contact coordinator Andrew Belcher - Wily Yogi Spy  or  860.480.0940.


8/13/2015 - VIM = Volunteeers In Medicine Event - Upper Lodge 4 - 9 p.m.


9/21/2015 Berkshire Grown Banquet - Upper Lodge 4 - 9 p.m.


10/252015 Ski Patrol Refresher  Upper Lodge 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


11/1/2015 Snowsports School & Ambassador/Host Training Meetings - Upper Lodge

$25 Lift Tix
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