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Schedule of Events & Competitions


Nov. 1st: Ski & Board School & HOST/Ambassador Orientation & Annual Training Day
Looking for a job that is FUN and REWARDING?? Stop by on Sunday, Nov 1st for our Annual Employee Orientation/Training Day. All new/returning employees will meet in the Upper Lodge at 8:30 AM and meetings will begin at 9 AM.

Nov. 15th: Ski Butternut Job Fair
Come by the Upper Lodge here at Ski Butternut to check out all the great oppertunities that Ski Butternut has to offer this winter! Job oppenings are in all departments! 
Times: 9 AM - 11 AM | Location: Upper Lodge

Nov. 21st : The Palace Theatre Presents: Fade to Winter
Get ready for the 6th annual SKI MOVIE PREMIERE at The Palace. On November 21st, The Palace Theatre willl present the Connecticut premiere of MSP's newest film, FADE TO WINTER. This is a great big night of film, fun, and fabulous prizes; and Ski Butternut will be there in attendance! We will have a booth set up before and during the film! Stop by, check us out and tell your friends where to ski and ride this winter!
For more information, CLICK HERE!
Time: 7:00 PM | Location: The Palace Theatre; Danbury CT


Dec. 4th: Tentative OPENING DAY *weather permitting*
Check the Conditions Page for the latest update as we get closer.


Jan. 8th: Worlds Biggest Lesson - LEARN TO SKI or SNOWBOARD for $10! 
Ski Butternut and PSIA-Eastern Division are coming together to have the Worlds Biggest Lesson. Ski Butternut willbe offering a SPECIAL UNHEARD OF PRICE of $10.00 for a 1st TIMERS Lift + Lesson ++ Rental package for this day! We want to help break the World Record for 1st Time Skiers & Riders taking a lesson, and we will be reporting these numbers to the Guiness Book of World Records.  BRING A FRIEND TO LEARN TO SKI for $10. 

Jan. 8th: Light-Up-The-Night Tubing Party
Our 1st Annual Light-Up-The-Night Tubing Party will be like nothing you have seen before! Glow-Up the night with Glow Sticks, Necklaces, and Neon Lights. We will bring the FirePit for S'mores and offer for sale hot chocolate, pizzza, and have a DJ for LIVE entertainment! 
Cost: TBD | Hours: 5 PM - 8 PM | Location: Tubing Center

Jan. 10th: Enar Aas Memorial Race  - A USSA TriState Salalom U12-U14 Race & Skills Quest Challenge Event

Jan. 16th: Unicorn Picnic Films Presents: Pretty Faces

Pretty faces is an all female ski film featuring the best athletes from around the world in celebration of playing outside, pushing the sport of skiing and living up to our fullest potential as a supportive community. Inspired by the desire to offer young girls role models and inspiration to play outside, this film aims to capture all the girl stoke from the pioneers who have paved the way to the "never-evers" who will continue to define what it means to ski like a girl.
Location: Mahawie Performing Arts Center | Time: 7:30 PM | Get Tickets HERE

Jan. 30th: Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge
It's Back! Skiers & Snowboarders are divided by gender & placed into age groups to compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in each category on our Main Street Race Course. In addition to the race, prizes are given away throughout the day in the Upper Lodge. Registration takes place in the morning in the Upper Lodge. Music, Games Sampling. are always highlights of this FUN event.
For more information, CLICK HERE!



Feb. 3rd: 70+ Club Race Day
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 (ideally prior to 10am.)
Race starts at 11 a.m. and runs till finished - usually 12:30pm.
Membership in the 70+ Club is required.  Richard 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:

Feb. 5th: Skis/Boards & Badges
A special Friday Event for Law enforcement members and their families, advanced registration required. 
This is a Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser.

Feb. 7th: Super Bowl Sunday Throw Down
For the 50th Anniversity of the NFL's Super Bowl, Ski Butternut will be hosting their 1st Annual Super Bowl Sunday Throw Down. This will incorperate a competition for skiers and riders incorporating Punting, Passing, & a Kicking events for a chance to win FREE LIFT TICKETS!!
For more information, CLICK HERE!
Super Bowl Sunday Lift Ticket Special
CLICK HERE to get a $10 OFF Lift Ticket Coupon Valid for Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 7th: USSA Interclub GS race & Skills Quest (tentative check the USSA & TriState Calendar for confirmation).

Feb. 20th: Warren Miller Films Presents: Chasing Shaddows
This fall, Warren Miller Entertainment will release its 66th snowsports film, Chasing Shadows. Watch JT Holmes, Seth Wescott, Caroline Gleich, Steven Nyman, and more as they pursue turns in Chamonix, Alaska’s Chugach, Utah’s Wasatch and the mightiest range of them all: the Himalaya. These athletes are masters in their element, and with every cliff drop, perfect line and knee-deep powder turn, they motivate us. Take a glimpse into the world of the U.S. freestyle team and see the dynamics of snowsports that live on the fringe, like monoskiing, powsurfing and speed riding. Explore what it means to be inspired, and what it is about exotic locations and snow-covered summits that keep us searching for more. Winter starts with Warren Miller.
Location: Mahawie Performing Arts Center | Time: 7:30 PM | Get Tickets HERE


MARCH 2016

Mar. 5th: Annual Ski Patrol Cookout / Fundraiser
Join Us on the Clubhouse Deck for Hamburgers, Hot Dogs Al Fresco, & the company of some of Ski Butternut's finest employees as we help raise money for the Ski Butternut Ski Patrol. In addition to helping the patrol by purchasing food any other cash donations are certainly appreciated! Also, a LIVE BAND will be playing on the Lower Lodge Deck during the cookout!
For more information, please contact Ski Butternut's Ski Patrol Director Jeff Galm (413) 528-2000 Ex: 115.
Hours: 11 AM - 2 PM | Location: Lower Lodge Deck

Mar. 12th: Relay for Life Race: In Memory of Ski Butternut's Enar Aas
Ski Butternut is partnering with a local Relay for Life Team to raise money for the American Cancer Society on March 12, 2016. 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  Rain date Mar. 13. For more information, CLICK HERE!

Rain Date: Mar. 13th

Mar. 19th: 2nd Annual SPRING FLING
You asked for it and you got it!  Our Annual Spring Fling Event will be back & better than ever!  Using the snow that is left in the Tubing Center to construct a FUN setup for all ages and abilities. Events will include: Pond Skimming, 1/4 Pipe + Boxzilla + High Ollie & Low Limbo - Jam Format, The Firepit will be back, FREE SWAG & Much More! 
Time: 4-7 pm | Cost: $10.00 per person | Location: Tubing Center
For more information, CLICK HERE!


Mar. 20th: Annual EASTER EGG HUNT 
40 Colorful Plastic Eggs will be hidden all around the mountain. Find and egg, take it to the Main Office to claim a PRIZE!
Inside the egg will be a lucky winning number.
HINTS revealing clues to slopes where eggs are hidden will be released on our Facebook PageWe'll also have a lively band playing in the Triple Chair pavilion in our Upper Lodge on Sat. Stop up and enjoy the music.
*Only one easter egg prize per family please!
Time: 8 AM - 4 PM

APRIL 2016

Apr. 3rd: PARROT HEAD FESTIVAL: (A tribute to Jimmy Buffett, his music and a celebration of his Laid back attitude!)
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 Parrot 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, even a Gift Certificates to Baba Louie's Restaurant in town. 
Hours1  to 3 p.m. Kids Games | Location: Lower Lodge
HINTS Where you can search for Parrotts not yet turned in will be posted throughout the day on our Facebook Page.


MAY 2016

May 28th & 29th: MASSGathering @ Ski Butternut

Join us for an aweomse weekend  of Running Races in the morning killer concerts in the afternoon into the evening. Camping available on Saturday night. 2 Days of Live Music @ Ski Butternut & the music lineup at MASSGathering brings an eclectic mix together in a format where the music never stops. Great bands, great people, great camping, great vibe all weekend! 
Pre-Season Tickets Availible HERE | Follow MASSGathering on Facebook

JUNE 2016


JULY 2016

July 2nd - 4th : Berkshires Summer Arts Festival
Entering its 15th year, the Berkshire Arts Festival has become a summer tradition, attracting thousands of art lovers who come to the Berkshires for theater, dance, music, and art. Found by Richard & Joanne Rothbard, owners of An American Craftsmans Galleries, the Berkshires Art Festical showcases around 200 top artists from all across the USA & Canada.
Cost: Adults $13 • Seniors $12 • Students $6 / Weekend Pass $14 • Children under 10 FREE
Location: in our air conditioned Upper Lodge, Berkshires gallery in ou Lower Lodge + 3 Large Tents spanning our Base Area
For more information, CLICK HERE!






Oct 1st: Butternut Ski & Board Shop annual Fall SALE!
Save 30% to 70% OFF all previous seasons Skis & Snowboards, Clothing & Gear inc: Helmets, Poles, Boots, Bindings, Clothing, Jackets, Pants... Open 6 days a week! Closed Thursdays.
Hours: Opening Day Fri. 10a - 7p  |  Sat. & Sun. 10a - 5p  |  Mon., Tue., Wed. & Fri. noon to 7p  | Closed Thursdays

Oct. 8th - 10th: Annual Columbus Day weekend - USED Equipment & Clothing CONSIGNMENT SALE!
At The Butternut Ski & Board Shop.  Bring us your gently used equipment (skis, snowboards, jackets, helmets, gloves, race gear etc... and our professional Ski & Board Shop Staff will sell your items for you! 
This is a fundraiser for the Ski Butternut Adaptive Program.  They will receive 20% of the proceeds and you'll take home 80%.

Come to the Berkshires LARGEST SWAP and find a great deal on some gently used equipment or functional and stylish clothing. Lots of items for Adults, Juniors and Kids at prices everyone can afford. 

Oct. 8th - 9th | Oct. 15th - 16th: Scenic Fall Foliage Chairlift Rides
Enjoy spectacular views of the Housatonic Valley dressed in its finest Fall Colors while enjoying a leisurly 30 minute round-trip chairlift ride to the top of the Main Street Quad and back to the base. Chairs fit 4 people - so it's ideal for families.
Hours: 10 AM - 3 PM | Cost: $5.00 Per Person

***What appears below are events from last season to give you a feel for what we had in previous seasons ***


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


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



3/28/2015 - 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.  

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

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.

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