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First in the region, first with night skiing in the USA, Bousquet is innovative!

 
 

 

Bousquet Ski Area (boss-KAY) has a history: in 1932 it was a normal Berkshire Hills farm not far from Pittsfield (map), but with a hill that dropped 750 feet (229 meters) from its summit.

Local skiers asked farmer Clarence Bousquet if they could use it. He said yes, and thus was born the first ski area in the region.

In 1936, Pittsfield's General Electric company helped Bousquet to become the first ski area in the USA with lighting for night skiing.

In the 1950s, Bousquet was one of the first to make its own snow. (It can now cover 98% of its trails with its own snow.)

The 200-acre ski area has 21 ski trails (34% Beginner, 33% Intermediate, 33% Expert) served by five lifts: two double chairs and three surface lifts (including two Magic Carpets).

There's a snowtubing run. Lodging is in nearby Pittsfield and other towns.

Bousquet Ski Area
101 Dan Fox Drive (map)
Pittsfield MA 01201
Tel: 413-442-8316
Snow info: 413-442-2436

—by Tom Brosnahan


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