Cross-Country Skiing and Winter Fun
Trails open Saturday through Monday, and all week long during school vacation weeks. Hours: 9 to sunset.
Other times by special arrangement. We also open for "Bonus Days" when the conditions are particularly nice! (see Trail Conditions)
Classical Cross Country Skiing - for lodge guests and day visitors
Twenty-five kilometers of trails ranging from gently rolling groomed and track-set loops to challenging back-country routes await skiers of all abilities. A favorite destination is the summit of Lone Boulder Hill, where a large glacial boulder stands guard near a breathtaking 3 state vista. Don't let the lack of snow in your backyard fool you; high elevation here assures some of the best natural snow conditions in Southern New England. Thirty years of constant refinement of the trail system and grooming equipment have resulted in great skiing, even when you'd least expect it. The emphasis in developing this exciting trail system has always been to blend exhilarating outdoor fun with a sensitivity towards the natural environment. Instruction and rental equipment are available.
Those seeking enjoyment in the winter woods at a slower pace can snowshoe on our trails as well. Both adult and children's snowshoes are available for rent.
Winter Weekends and Vacation Weeks
From late December to mid-March, we offer one of the most affordable packages anywhere. Meals (the great food is reason enough to come!), accommodations in one of our cozy bedrooms, and skiing from our door are included in one low price.
Again this season, we will be open Sunday night for lodging and meals even when Monday is not a holiday. Reservations accepted for individuals, families or groups.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Nights
Lodging with or without meals packages are available to groups by special arrangement.
When you can't cross country ski...
There are plenty of things to do even if it doesn't snow. For alpine skiers and snowboarders, Berkshire East Ski Area has continuously enlarged its snowmaking system and is only a few minutes away. Often one can skate on one of several pristine ponds in the nearby state forest (we loan skates). There are numerous winter hiking possibilities as well. Set off on your own or enjoy a guided hike and learn more about the woods in winter with Lloyd. Touring the village of Shelburne Falls and other picturesque New England towns in the area is another favorite activity. A trip to MassMoCA is worth it at any time of year. In fact, many of our "old standbys" return year after year and don't ski at all!