Otis Ridge Ski Area

Otis Ridge Ski Area is a ski area located in the state of Massachusetts in USA. The resort is in the town of Otis, MA.

Otis Ridge Ski Area is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Otis Ridge Ski Area.

Otis Ridge Ski Area Lodging:

Otis Ridge Ski Area Terrain Overview

Otis Ridge Ski Area has a total of 11 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Otis Ridge Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 60 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 24 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Otis Ridge Ski Area's slopes see on average 71 inches (28 cm) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
60(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
71"(28 cm)

Otis Ridge Ski Area Elevation

Otis Ridge Ski Area has a summit elevation of 1,700 feet, or 518 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,300 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 400 feet (122 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Otis Ridge Ski Area has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,700'(518 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
400'(122 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,300'(396 m)

Otis Ridge Ski Area Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
33.5out of 100
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Otis Ridge Ski Area can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Otis Ridge Ski Area has 60 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Otis Ridge Ski Area is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
30%(18 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
40%(24 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
30%(18 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Otis Ridge Ski Area good for beginners?

Otis Ridge Ski Area can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Otis Ridge Ski Area Location

Otis Ridge Ski Area is located in the state of Massachusetts, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Otis, MA.

Otis, MA 01253 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.20000, -73.11000

Getting to Otis Ridge Ski Area

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Otis Ridge Ski Area), its coordinates of 42.20000, -73.11000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Otis, MA to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Otis Ridge Ski Area.

Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI92 mi
LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY106 mi
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA108 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Otis Ridge Ski Area.

Bradley International AirportBDLHartford, CT28 mi
Albany International AirportALBAlbany, NY52 mi
Worcester Regional AirportORHWorcester, MA63 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Otis Ridge Ski Area, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Otis Ridge Ski Area.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft43%9 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%9 mi
Bousquet MountainPittsfield, MA1,818 ft48%17 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%26 mi
Mohawk MountainWest Cornwall, CT1,600 ft35%28 mi
Four SeasonsRavena, NY550 ft24%41 mi
Ski SundownNew Hartford, CT1,075 ft29%41 mi
Mt. SouthingtonPlantsville, CT525 ft31%42 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%42 mi
Woodbury Ski AreaWoodbury, CT850 ft33%45 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%52 mi
Thunder RidgePatterson, NY1,270 ft28%54 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%54 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%58 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%60 mi
Windham MountainWindham, NY3,100 ft49%61 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%64 mi
Wachusett Mountain Ski AreaPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%66 mi
SawkillWallkill, NY2,215 ft12%69 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%71 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%72 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%78 mi
Tuxedo RidgeCentral Valley, NY1,400 ft29%79 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%83 mi
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%85 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%86 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%87 mi
Ski ButternutGreat Barrington, MA1,800 ft38%89 mi
Ski WardShrewsbury, MA410 ft24%89 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%90 mi
Royal MountainSaint Johnsville, NY1,800 ft35%92 mi
Yawgoo ValleyExeter, RI315 ft23%92 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%92 mi
Belleayre MountainHighmount, NY3,429 ft42%94 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%95 mi
Campgaw MountainMahwah, NJ720 ft14%98 mi

Otis Ridge Ski Area Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,700 ft
Base Elevation1,300 ft
Vertical Drop400 ft
(30% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres60
Avg. Annual Snowfall71 inches
Otis Ridge Ski Area Mountain Stats