At SKI BUTTERNUT (a Massachusetts Ski Area) It's All About The Snow!
Quality snow coverage with miles of brilliant corduroy are why you come to Ski Butternut and the beautiful Berkshire mountains. The ski area takes pride in delivering great snow and a quality ski experience day in and day out. Our ski mountain features: 22 DOWNHILL SKI TRAILS, 110 SKIABLE ACRES spread across a Berkshire mountain that encompasses more than 430 acres. 11 SKI LIFTS (3 Quads, 1 Triple, 1 Double, 4 Carpets, 1 Poma and a NEW carpet for Tubing installed fall 2013), a 350 member ski and snowboard instructional & coaching staff - Many certified PSIA ski or AASI snowboard teaching professionals. The mountain boasts what is arguably one of the most powerful snowmaking systems for a mountain of its size - offering 100% Snowmaking coverage. We have our own full service Ski & Snowboard Shop, plus an expanded 8+Lane TUBING CENTER.
Come and experience BIG mountain skiing - Close to your home. We're located in Western Massachusetts, convenient for skiers coming from all across the state of CT, from Albany NY south to New York City, all of Long Island and Northern NJ even into PA! Our home town of Great Barrington was voted #1 Small Town in America by Smithsonian Magazine.
As you can read in the highlights section shown below at Ski Butternut we know it is ALL ABOUT THE SNOW!
Afternoon Fun on Paddy's & Scooter at Ski Butternut
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New for Winter 2014-15 It's All about the SNOW! - Making More Snow Faster!
MORE WATER = MORE SNOW so over the summer we installed new & larger snowmaking pipes (air & water) on Upper Applejack, Leap, Twist, Westway and Main Street.
We also added 20 new Top Gun 20ft Tower Mounted Snowguns
We purchased another New Piston Bully 400 Groomer. Visualize long ribbons of fresh corduroy.
Our Top Flight Quad Lift received a new motor controller this will allow us to run the lift a slight bit faster.
Installed a new Haul Rope on the Triple Chair.
Rentals added 800 new Skis & 600 Boots.
New for Winter 2013-14
New & larger snowmaking pipes (air & water) installed on Paddy's & Scooter Beginner hill and long intermediate trail Freewheeler.
20 New HKD 30ft Tower Mounted Snowguns
New energy efficient windows for the skylights in the Upper Lodge.
New layout for our beginner hill carpets these changes will enhance the learning experience for 1st Time skiers & snowboarders.
Replaced the Drive on the Top Flight Quad Chairlift.
Replaced antique chairs on Paddy's Lift with newer chairs better designed to meet the needs of new and younger riders.
NEW Tubing Center Carpet Lift makes it faster to get to the top and easier to load and unload.
New for Winter 2012-13
Snowmaking capacity boosted to 5200 Gallons Per Minute. This was achieved by adding 2 new water pumps (which added 1500 GPM) to our updated pump house.
New and larger snowmaking pipes (air & water) installed on Cruiser & Hob Nob.
Another Bombardier Groomer added to our fleet = more and better corduroy.
More Rental Equipment Rossignol Skis, Burton LTR Snowboards and more Dalbello Boot added.
New for Winter 2011-12
Miles of new snowmaking pipes (air & water) installed on Cruiser, Crosstown & Downspout.
Bombardier Groomer added to our fleet = more and better corduroy.
Computerized Rental System that incorporates scanners will make issuing rental ski or snowboard packages faster.
Reserve RENTALS (Ski or Snowboards) online.
NEW energy efficient windows installed in the Lower Lodge / Club House.
NEW Website which strongly integrates our Facebook, YouTube and Twitter channels.
NEW Mobile Website - www.SkiButternut.com/m
POMA lift rebuilt - will again transport skiers for winter 2011-12.
NEW Carpeting in Upper Lodge
Triple Chair Towers painted.
New for Winter 2010-11:
30 more TOP GUN 18ft Tower Snowguns. Scooter chair lift removed freeing up needed teaching terrain in the beginner area. The beginner terrain is now better served by 4 carpets. We moved the snowmaking line on Freewheeler to skiers left to better play with the wind. We added more rental equipment: Rossignol skis & Burton Learn to Ride (LTR) snowboards. We added 230 more rental helmets plus some Telemark skis. We're now offering private lessons to teach you how to Telemark ski. A new Women's Wednesday lesson program and a super affordable early season Learn to Ski package is priced at only $25 for beginners. We cut a separate entrance into rentals for guests wanting to enroll their children in our popular Adventurers & miniRIDERS kids programs. Our terrain park staff was busy over the summer building more rails & boxes while also creating a number of natural features. The Cruiser progression park was relocated to skiers left providing a better experience and more room for beginners on the right side of the trail. The Main Street Quad loading ramp was re-engineered and re-graded to make loading easier, especially for families and younger kids.
New For 2009-2010 Season
New for 2008-2009
MORE SNOW - the result of miles of new air and water lines installed on the mountain. The new lines increase the volume of water & air we move up the mountain. Plus, 30 more HKD 30ft Tower Snowguns and many more Snowmaking Nozzles offer more firepower, which increases coverage density.
We've added an additional Bombardier BR350 Groomer to our grooming fleet (our corduroy should look and feel that much smarter this season). NEW larger & longer CRUISER Progression Terrain Park will make it fun for beginners interested in experiencing Terrain Park features and catching a little air.