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Ski Massachusetts


Massachusetts has the most developed ski industry of any of the three southern New England states. While still not to the scale of its’ northern New England brethren, Massachusetts has many areas across the state catering to the ski and snowboard crowd, and many more places where cross country skiers can take to the trails.

Massachusetts Downhill / Alpine Skiing

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There are a dozen downhill ski areas across Massachusetts ranging from 9 trails – Ward Hill in Shrewsbury, to nearly 45 trails – Berkshire East in Charlemont and Jiminy Peak in Hancock. There are ski areas located close to Boston as well as convenient to the metro-west area, as well as areas in western Massachusetts in the Berkshires.

Ski Area Location Trails Lifts Night Skiing?
Berkshire East Ski Area Charlemont, MA 45 6 Yes
Blandford Ski Area Blandford, MA 29 5 Yes
Blue Hills Ski Area Canton, MA 12 4 Yes
Bousquet Ski Area Pittsfield, MA 23 5 Yes
Catamount Ski Area South Egremont, MA 33 6 Yes
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort Hancock, MA 45 9 Yes
Nashoba Valley Ski Area Westford, MA 17 9 Yes
Otis Ridge Ski Area Otis, MA 11 4 Yes
Ski Bradford Haverhill, MA 15 10 Yes
Ski Butternut Great Barrington, MA 22 10 No
Ski Ward Shrewsbury, MA 9 4 Yes
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area Princeton, MA 22 8 Yes

Massachusetts Cross Country / Nordic Skiing

There are 10 Nordic ski areas in Massachusetts with nearly 200km of trails:

Ski Area Location Trails Groomed Trails Other
Blue Hills Reservation Milton, MA 100mi None
Canterbury Farm Ski Touring Center Becket, MA 22km 22km Ice Skating; Snowshoeing
Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club Lenox, MA 10km 10km Ice Skating; Snowshoeing
Great Brook Ski Touring Carlisle, MA 10mi 10mi Night skiing by lantern light on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Hilltop Orchards Richmond, MA 2.7km 2.7km Snowshoeing; Guided moonlight snowshoe treks
Maple Corner Farm Cross Country Ski Center Granville, MA 20km 20km 10km of Snowshoe Trails
Northfield Mountain Northfield, MA 25mi 25mi Snowshoeing
Notchview Reservation Windsor, MA 40km 16km Snowshoeing alongside trails; 2km dog loop
Stump Sprouts Cross Country Ski Center Hawley, MA 25km 25km Snowshoeing
Weston Ski Track Weston, MA 15km 15km Lighted night skiing; Snowmaking on 2.5km loop; Snowshoeing

Cross Country Skiing on Public and Conservation Land

Many state parks and conservation properties also allow cross country skiing:

 

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