Winter is alive in the Berkshires! Enjoy downhill skiing at Bousquet Mountain, just a few minutes from downtown, with its family-friendly activities and breathtaking panoramas of the Berkshire Hills. Or grab your snowshoes or x-country skis to explore our nearby trails. During the cold winter months the lakes are dotted with folks enjoying ice fishing, a popular Pittsfield pastime.
Bousquet has a rich history, and was the first ski area in America to offer night skiing, thanks to its partnership with General Electric. Bousquet’s slopes have been graced by the likes of Gerald Ford, and Jackie and John F. Kennedy, and has produced three Olympic skiers.
The 200-acre area has a vertical drop of 750 feet, twenty-three trails, two chair lifts, two magic carpets, one terrain park, and 85% snow-making coverage.
Grab the skis after a snowfall and head for Canoe Meadows or Springside Park for a one-of-a-kind x-country skiing experience. Photo credit: Jan Paxton
You’ll find spectacular four-season hiking trials within minutes of downtown. Explore the various trails here.
Ice Fishing is very popular on both Pontoosuc and Onota lakes. Photo credit: Justin Burdick
Snow Tubing & Sledding
Bousquet offers 100 tubes, up to 4 tubing lanes, and a Carpet Lift that makes getting back to the top of the tubing hill easy. 100% snow-making coverage ensures there is snow, even when you may not have it in your backyard!
Clapp Park on West Housatonic St. is a popular spot to go sledding or tubing after a good snowfall.