Ski Butternut

Ski Butternut is a ski area located in the state of Massachusetts in USA. The resort is in the town of Great Barrington, MA.

Season Passes

Ski Butternut 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 with with Ski Butternut. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Ski Butternut's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Ski Butternut around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Ski Butternut Terrain Overview

Ski Butternut has a total of 22 ski trails, which are serviced by 11 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Ski Butternut is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 110 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 45 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.

Ski Butternut's slopes see on average 115 inches (35 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 9 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
110(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
115"(3,505 cm)

Ski Butternut Elevation

Ski Butternut has a summit elevation of 1,800 feet, or 549 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 800 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,000 feet (305 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

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

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,800'(549 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,000'(305 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
800'(244 m)

Ski Butternut Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
38.3out of 100
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Ski Butternut 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 80% 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.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Ski Butternut has 110 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Ski Butternut is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
Green Circle
20%(22 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
60%(66 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
20%(22 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 Ski Butternut good for beginners?

Ski Butternut 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 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Ski Butternut Location

Ski Butternut is located in the state of Massachusetts, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Great Barrington, MA.

Great Barrington, MA 01230 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.40000, -71.39000

Getting to Ski Butternut

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Ski Butternut), its coordinates of 42.40000, -71.39000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Great Barrington, 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 Ski Butternut.

Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA20 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI47 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME102 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 Ski Butternut.

Worcester Regional AirportORHWorcester, MA26 mi
Manchester-Boston Regional AirportMHTManchester, NH37 mi
New Bedford Regional AirportEWBNew Bedford, MA55 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Ski Butternut, 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 Ski Butternut.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Ski WardShrewsbury, MA410 ft24%0 mi
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%8 mi
Blue Hills Ski AreaCanton, MA635 ft23%19 mi
Wachusett Mountain Ski AreaPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%26 mi
Ski BradfordHaverhill, MA1,548 ft29%30 mi
GunstockKingston, NH2,300 ft47%39 mi
McIntyre Ski AreaManchester, NH510 ft17%42 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%48 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%56 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%56 mi
Yawgoo ValleyExeter, RI315 ft23%61 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%73 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%74 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%77 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%80 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%88 mi
Otis Ridge Ski AreaOtis, MA1,700 ft34%89 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%89 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft43%91 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%91 mi
Bousquet MountainPittsfield, MA1,818 ft48%96 mi
Mt. SouthingtonPlantsville, CT525 ft31%96 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%97 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%97 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%98 mi
Loon MountainLincoln, NH3,050 ft50%98 mi

Ski Butternut Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,800 ft
Base Elevation800 ft
Vertical Drop1,000 ft
(20% Beginner,  60% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres110
Avg. Annual Snowfall115 inches
Ski Butternut Mountain Stats