Ski Butternut

380 State Road, Route 23, Great Burrington , MA (Driving Directions to Ski Butternut)
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Last Updated: 8/29/2014 1:17 AM

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Ski Butternut Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 8 Beginner
  • 7 Intermediate
  • 7 Advanced
Ski Butternut is a small resort in Massachusetts (US) with 12 lifts, 5 of which are somewhat long chair lifts. Ski Butternut sells itself as Berkshire’s most affordable mountain, which seems to be true from Monday to Friday, where for low fee you can gain full access to all the lifts. It covers 1000 ft of vertical, which is a ... fair amount for a 110-acre ski area. Ski Butternut has most of the usual amenities, such as tubing, terrain parks, childcare, skiing and snowboarding school, racing school and wifi. There does not appear to be a lot of dining choices, but both lodging and dining are fairly close to the resort. The majority of the ski area is blue squares, with green circles and black diamonds scattered consistently through the whole mountain. Ski Butternut is fairly affordable in a nice area. Read more

Ski Butternut Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • 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
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • 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.

Ski Butternut Operations

Status

Open for Summer Fun

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 12

Weekday Hours

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Trails Open/Total

0 of 22

Weekend Hours

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Ski Butternut Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

800 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

1,000 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

1,800 ft

Ski Butternut Ski Pictures and Photos

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Ski Butternut Trail Map
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Ski Butternut Reviews & Tips (9)

Lots of well groomed snow, tolerable lift lines and uncrowded slopes. Ski Patrol was invisible. Staff indifferent at best, Parking is proximate to the area, and an easy flat walk in.. The lower lodge was jam packed and had only 2 toilets in the Men's room - not great. Combine rude crowd behavior and jockeying to find a seat to eat, let alone change boots and you have a less than perfect place. Saw a sno boarder run into a woman in her 30s-ish, who later remarked this was the third time she'd been hit. Loading on to a quad, two youngsters failed to line up properly, fell off, causing another skier and myself to fall off in a tangle - twisting fall and face plant left me in pain and asking where the lift operators were and why the kids did not understand proper loading. BOTTOM LINE: never again, undistinguished area, lodge too crowded, ill educated kids put older crowd at risk (yeah, as always).
Ski Butternut review written Jan 29 2013 - 02:57 PM
 
London Advanced Skier
Nice spot for new young skiers, magic carpet and small chairlift are all in one area. Snowmaking is real good and so is the grooming. Only complaint was when I went to pick up our lift tickets purchased on liftopia they would not honor my daughters 5th graders ski free pass, even though I bought 4 adult passes. If the woman working the window was at least friendly about it I would not have been upset. Also, the ski lessons for our children were not very organized, I had two different level skiers and had to walk to one area only to be told that I had to go to another area which was where I came from. Skied Jimney Peak the day before and was treated much better thus its the same driving distance so I would go there for better customer service!
Ski Butternut review written Jan 29 2013 - 02:55 PM
 
Rjsj Intermediate Skier
On weekends, use the singles line for lifts. It is efficiently managed. To avoid crowds on weekends, stay to the right side of the mountain. The triple lift is not quick but the runs are less crowded. It is a true family mountain and Great Barrington is a nice town. Keep your expectations reasonable and you will enjoy the day. It is a thousand foot vertical. This is not Vail.
Ski Butternut review written Feb 15 2011 - 06:25 AM
 
John Advanced Skier
went on a saturday week before president's day. was not that crowded. they have a nice small terrain park to start and bigger one if you feel more daring. really nice for families and not too far away from northern westchester
Ski Butternut review written Feb 14 2011 - 02:32 PM
 
SHAR Intermediate Snowboarder
went on a saturday week before president's day. was not that crowded. they have a nice small terrain park to start and bigger one if you feel more daring. really nice for families and not too far away from northern westchester
Ski Butternut review written Feb 14 2011 - 02:32 PM
 
SHAR Intermediate Snowboarder
It was a great day at Butternut. I had not been for many years. The mountain was well groomed after rain the day before and we had a great time. Very family friendly but fine for adults also.
Ski Butternut review written Feb 08 2011 - 04:32 PM
 
JP Advanced Skier
The Adventurers all-day skiing program is a very good program. After two of these lessons, a month apart, my four year old twins are cruising down green slopes with the rest of the family! Call ahead and reserve to beat the wait!
Ski Butternut review written Feb 02 2011 - 04:56 AM
 
Teresa Intermediate Skier
Ski Butternut has had the best conditons of any area in New England this season. Great Snowmaking system. Incredible Grooming. My family loves the mountain. Plenty of challenge for my 3 kids (2 Teens). Easy drive, affordable, 3 quad chairlifts keeps people moving up the hill. Great race program. A real dialed in Terrain Park. Mountain is a real GEM!
Ski Butternut review written Jan 31 2011 - 05:22 PM
 
Matt Advanced Skier
This is a very family friendly resort. It's small, so the kids can ski most of the hills. If your kids are a little older and better (8+), the group lessons are great and not populated. My son and his friend took a (group) lesson on Saturday afternoon and were the only two kids in it!
Ski Butternut review written Jan 31 2011 - 02:14 PM
 
Cay Beginner Skier

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