Bousquet Ski Getaways
Bousquet boasts an enviable location a few miles south of Pittsfield, the largest city in the Berkshires. With 21 trails almost evenly divided by ability level, two double chairs and three surface lifts, and most of the terrain available after dark, the mountain hums day and night to the sound of happy kids and adults. The kids may be laughing and learning in Bousquet's Ski School, a fixture since 1935. The adults may be getting ready to hit the gates in a night racing league. Whatever the reason, Bousquet provides Pittsfield's skiers and riders a very convenient snow fix when they can't get away for a weekend "up north."
With modern snowmaking and grooming, the scenic Berkshire Mountains all around you, and a lively small city just a few minutes away, going up north isn't really necessary, unless you're looking for a bit more than Bousquet's 750 feet of vertical. But there are some nice long runs available, in particular the intermediate duo of Main Street and Russell Slope from the summit. The toughest pitches are off the top of the longer of the two doubles, while beginners have the terrain off two of the three surface lifts all to themselves.