101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield , MA (Driving Directions to Bousquet)
Last Updated: 10/25/2016 2:59 AM

Bousquet Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 5 Beginner
  • 8 Intermediate
  • 10 Advanced
Bousquet Ski Area is a 200-acre ski area in Pittsfield, MA, nestled within the Berkshires cultural region. The resort features a vertical drop of 750 feet, twenty-four trails, three lifts, two magic carpets, three terrain parks, and 85% snow-making coverage. Bousquet has a rich background of ski area history becoming one of the first ski areas in America to host ... snowmaking abilities as well as night time skiing with our early partnership with General Electric. Bousquet has also had it’s taste of special guests that have graced our ski area over the years including Gerald Ford, and John F. Kennedy. Bousquet has produced a numerous amount of Olympians such as the Heidi Voelker, The Schmitingers and other local talent. We pride ourselves as a great ski school mountain. We have fantastic programs for all ages and levels. If in the Berkshires, you can visit Jiminy Peak only 20 minutes from Bousquet, Ski Butternut only 30 minutes, Catamount Ski Area with adventure park and zipline only 40 minutes and Berkshire East home of the longest zipline in Massachusetts one hour. Read more

Bousquet Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Bousquet Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 6

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 23

Weekend Hours


Bousquet Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,068 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

750 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

1,818 ft

Bousquet Ski Pictures and Photos

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Bousquet Trail Map

Bousquet Reviews & Tips (10)

I went on a 10 degree day after inches of rain the night before (feb 2015) so I knew going into it that the conditions were not going to be ideal. With that said, I still had a descent amount of fun considering the very hard icy conditions. The snowmaking crew must have done a good job early in the year to make sure the mountain could withstand such bad weather and still be skiable. I think that this mountain would be as fun as anywhere with enough good natural snow. One important thing to understand is that this is not a good place for beginners. Many people make the mistake of thinking its a small mountain so they're probably exaggerating the difficulty of the rankings to attract more skiers - NOT TRUE! This place is actually ideal for advanced/expert skiers with lots of exciting drops, dips and cliffs to take care of any thrill seeker. There is only one green run with any length that starts from halfway up the mountain. The blues are legit and there is not a very good transition trail for beginners to gain confidence on before going to the summit. bottom line - steep, cheap and no crowds.
Bousquet review written Feb 25 2016 - 10:35 PM
Rich B Advanced Skier
Runs were groomed, but hard and icy on Feb 18th. Couldn't ski any expert runs that day. The cafeteria is a dangerous place. I slipped and fell really hard on the concrete floor and there was no wet spot or slick spot where I fell.
Bousquet review written Feb 24 2016 - 01:34 PM
joe w Advanced Skier
I got on the slopes for 9:30am and none of the trails were groomed. Skiing in 12 inches of powder for someone who likes to carve and do a lot of fast turns it wasn't enjoyable. They didn't start grooming til 11. And only did the side of two trails. But liked how cheap and small the lines were! Overall it was a good day just a little frustrating morning. But hey if you like powder you might like there lack of grooming
Bousquet review written Mar 10 2013 - 05:06 PM
Z Advanced Skier
I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it, seeing as I learned to ski here as a kid and as a teen couldn't wait to move on to bigger mountains. Ironically, I now live 15 minutes from Nashoba Valley, which is less than 1/3 the vertical drop. I skied with my 10-year-old son and we agreed Bousquet's has a nice mix of trails with enough blue and genuine black trails to keep us interested. While there is an aura of "low budget" about the place (consistent with the bargain pricing), they have instituted a high-tech magnetic key card system for boarding the lifts, which is so efficient, I can't believe other mountains haven't adopted it. The one minor down side to this system is your have no ticket on your coat as a souvenir and to announce to others that you went skiing. If I still lived in the area or owned vacation property nearby, I would definitely come here often. .
Bousquet review written Feb 24 2013 - 06:57 PM
Mark Advanced Skier
Admittedly, the weather was so cold this weekend (Feb 17, 2013), that enjoying the mountain was difficult. That said, I would not go back to Bousquet. Here's why: - Lift ticket and ski rental very disorganized, increasing the stress levels - Ski rental equipment seemed like it's been in use since the 80's. Additionally, I picked up my equipment around 10:45 am, and they had run out of the ski pole size I needed. - The ski carpet kept malfunctioning, and there was a big gap at the disembarking area, further complicating matters, and causing more shutdowns. - While bunny hill was pretty small, the end didn't plateau much, which is needed for beginner skiers who don't know how to stop too well. - There seemed to be no suitable next mountain after bunny hill for progressing skiers. The next mountain up seemed too difficult as a next step. - The level of instruction was not very good, it was more like babysitting while the parents went off to ski for an hour. - The ski lifts are challenging. One in particular, to the extreme right on the mountain, went so quickly that I feared being able to get on it without injuring myself, and I have been skiing for years. - The poles which dot the mountain holding up the sky lifts were not padded, which seems to be extremely dangerous. On the plus side: - The people were very nice - Our food at Tamarack Tavern was good - Parking is right at ski rental place, so you don't have to walk too far. - If you are staying in Lenox, the mountain is a five minute drive away. Easy access to slopes. Overall, it is a nice, small, family-focused ski resort, but it needs a huge infusion of cash to get the amenities into the 21st century. I would opt for Jiminy Peak next time, where we took the kids over MLK weekend.
Bousquet review written Feb 20 2013 - 02:23 PM
Michael Intermediate Skier
The blue trail at the top was closed when we went, leaving only black diamonds. There is an old sign that says "Not for Beginners". Yes, I saw it before I got on the lift, and yes, it was extremely incorrect of me to get on the lift anyways. I wish there had been a sign indicating the closure of the blue trail, though. Had I seen that, I would not have gone up. There were several people in the morning that had to go down the black trail on their butts. I watched several of them before doing it myself, in my awesome, non-waterproof yoga pants :) After a pretty embarrassing morning, the rest of the day was a lot of fun. The bar is nice. The bartender was indifferent but good at her job. The staff on the hill were very friendly and helpful while we were there. I pretty much only had one trail that matched my skill. It helped me finally get comfortable and quicker turning left and right, and there's a little faster spot where I could practice being more aerodynamic. The lift got cold and felt like it dragged on forever by the afternoon. For where I'm at learning, Bousquet was perfect for me. I think I'm ready for something a little more challenging, longer, and maybe a little faster.
Bousquet review written Feb 20 2013 - 06:58 AM
Jen Beginner Skier
Unless you like to do the black diamond runs, the green and blue runs are all pretty short. That with a very slow lift made for a little frustration. Next time will go somewhere that has intermediate to the top of the mountain.
Bousquet review written Feb 19 2013 - 02:56 PM
Emmie Intermediate Skier
Great place for the kids to learn. We went the day after Nemo hit, and although they received less snow than the eastern part of MA, it was more than enough to make for smooth and powdery conditions and a bluebird day.
Bousquet review written Feb 12 2013 - 09:23 PM
Markus Advanced Snowboarder
I really liked Bousquet a lot. The conditions were great. The staff were friendly. It was a smaller place with only one base which I find to be a lot easier with two younger kids that like to try to race down the hill ahead of me. I would definitely ski there again.
Bousquet review written Jan 05 2013 - 06:15 AM
Windy Intermediate Skier
want a package with rental,lesson and lift ticket
Bousquet review written Feb 11 2012 - 08:39 PM
sukumaran Beginner Skier

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