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Whether skiing or snowboarding is your style, this is your one-stop shop: We've compiled a comprehensive guide to the family-friendly ski mountains in the Berkshires. Many of these locations feature kids' lesson programs and child care for the littlest ones in your brood. You'll also find up-to-date information on the best way to get there - without breaking the bank.
Berkshire East Ski Resort
66 South River Road, Charlemont
Full- and half-day ski lessons for ages 4-14 (8-14 for snowboarding). Saturday night is Family Night, includes discounted lift tickets, rentals, and group lessons.
Bousquet Ski Area
101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield
Private and group ski lessons for ages 5 and up; snowboard, ages 8 and up. There is also night skiing and tubing (parents must sign Release from Liability form).
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
37 Corey Road, Hancock
45 trails, three terrain parks, and night skiing. Offers a SKIwee program for children ages 4-6 and Explorers program for ages 7-12 (buy six sessions, get the seventh free this season) and a program for 3-year-olds (register in advance), in a designated beginners-only learning area. Play room available for children ages 6 months and up. Roundtrip service from Long Island and shuttle service from NYC available via Danril Ski Tours.
Route 8 and Route 23, Otis
Group ski lessons for kids as young as 4, and snowboarding lessons for ages 8 and up. Also offers night skiing.
380 State Road (Route 23), Great Barrington
Adventurers ski programs for ages 4-13 and miniRIDERS snowboarding programs for ages 7-13. Reservations encouraged. Snow tubing is also available. Day care available for ages 6 months to 8 years.