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.
We recently ranked all of Massachusetts's ski resorts, so you can see where Otis Ridge Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Otis Ridge Ski Area is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket 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 work with Otis Ridge Ski Area. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Otis Ridge Ski Area's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Otis Ridge Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
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, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Otis Ridge Ski Area's slopes see on average 71 inches (1.8 meters) of snowfall a year.
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.
Otis Ridge Ski Area Difficulty Level
35.1out of 100
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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.
Skiable 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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Otis, MA.
Otis, MA 01253 USA
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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 Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||92 mi|
|LaGuardia Airport||LGA||New York, NY||106 mi|
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||108 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 Airport||BDL||Hartford, CT||28 mi|
|Albany International Airport||ALB||Albany, NY||52 mi|
|Worcester Regional Airport||ORH||Worcester, MA||63 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.
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||45%||9 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||25%||9 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||48%||17 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||46%||26 mi|
|Mohawk Mountain||West Cornwall, CT||1,600 ft||36%||28 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||25%||41 mi|
|Ski Sundown||New Hartford, CT||1,075 ft||30%||41 mi|
|Mt. Southington||Plantsville, CT||525 ft||32%||42 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||42 mi|
|Woodbury Ski Area||Woodbury, CT||850 ft||34%||45 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||38%||52 mi|
|Thunder Ridge||Patterson, NY||1,270 ft||29%||54 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||54 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||55%||58 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||36%||60 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||51%||61 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||47%||64 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||41%||66 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||13%||69 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||71 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||72 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||49%||78 mi|
|Tuxedo Ridge||Central Valley, NY||1,400 ft||30%||79 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||43%||83 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||37%||85 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||54%||86 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||35%||87 mi|
|Ski Butternut||Great Barrington, MA||1,800 ft||40%||89 mi|
|Ski Ward||Shrewsbury, MA||410 ft||25%||89 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||37%||90 mi|
|Royal Mountain||Saint Johnsville, NY||1,800 ft||37%||92 mi|
|Yawgoo Valley||Exeter, RI||315 ft||24%||92 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||31%||92 mi|
|Belleayre Mountain||Highmount, NY||3,429 ft||43%||94 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||95 mi|
|Campgaw Mountain||Mahwah, NJ||720 ft||14%||98 mi|
Otis Ridge Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,700 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,300 ft|
|Vertical Drop||400 ft|
(30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||71 inches|