Less than three hours’ drive from New York City and even less from Boston, New Haven and Hartford, the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts are an appealing weekend destination for families. Two kid-friendly ski mountains make the region perfect for a low-key spring ski trip.
Butternut may not be New England’s biggest mountain, but its 1,000 feet of vertical provides 100 skiable acres, webbed across a ridge that stretches for more than a half mile along Warner Mountain, in the East Mountain State Forest. An easy cross-mountain trail makes easy access from one side of the mountain to the other, and its 22 trails are covered 100 percent with snow making to keep conditions good through spring ski season. Read more about the sping ski season in the Berkshires >>