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Massachusetts has more than a dozen ski areas, with Wachusett Mountain and Jiminy Peak being biggest and best.




Massachusetts ski areas are in beautiful country close to big cities and charming towns.

Here's my Southern New England Ski Map.

The vertical drop—usually between 1000 and 1200 feet (305 to 366 meters)—does not rival that of the big mountains in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, but Massachusetts ski areas are fun, close to the cities, and moderate to inexpensive in price.

Here they are in alphabetical order:

Berkshire East Ski Area

Just south of MA Route 2 in Charlemont, a two-hour drive west of Boston, it's a straightforward medium-sized ski area thats fun, rural, and usually uncrowded. More...

Blandford Ski Area

A small local ski area south of the Massachusetts Turnpike in central Massachusetts. More...

Blue Hills Ski Area

The closest to Boston, and fun because of that. More...

Bousquet Ski Area

A small Berkshire Hills ski area near Pittsfield MA. More...

Bradford Ski Area

Thirteen trails, eight lifts (including three triple-chairs), less than an hour's drive north of Boston.... More...

Ski Butternut

Just east of Great Barrington MA, a medium-sized ski area with emphases on family fun and great snow. More...


Right on the Massachusetts-New York state line, Catamount is medium-sized, with good views and all services. More...

Jiminy Peak

This is the big one—the Berkshire Hills' major ski resort—with interesting slopes and trails, all services, and lots of special programs. More...

Nashoba Valley

A small, pretty, well-kept ski area just west of Concord MA, not thrilling but lots of fun, and close to Boston. More...

Otis Ridge

A small local ski area south of the Massachusetts Turnpike. More...

Wachusett Mountain

The largest ski area close to Boston, it's well-run, and you get a l-o-n-g day of skiing here because...the trails are floodlit for night skiing! You can even get there by train and bus. More...

Ski Ward Hill

A small local ski area near Worcester MA. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Jiminy Peak Ski Resort, MA

Above, Jiminy Peak Ski Resort.
Below, Ski Patrol at Ski Butternut.

Butternut Ski Patrol MA


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