Ski Butternut is a ski area located in the state of Massachusetts in USA. The resort is in the town of Great Barrington, MA.
We recently ranked all of Massachusetts's ski resorts, so you can see where Ski Butternut stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
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 work with Ski Butternut. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Ski Butternut's website.
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 (2.9 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 9 feet every year!
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.
Ski Butternut Difficulty Level
39.9out 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
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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
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 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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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 Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||20 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||47 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||102 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 Airport||ORH||Worcester, MA||26 mi|
|Manchester-Boston Regional Airport||MHT||Manchester, NH||37 mi|
|New Bedford Regional Airport||EWB||New Bedford, MA||55 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.
|Ski Ward||Shrewsbury, MA||410 ft||25%||0 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||37%||8 mi|
|Blue Hills Ski Area||Canton, MA||635 ft||24%||19 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||41%||26 mi|
|Ski Bradford||Haverhill, MA||1,548 ft||31%||30 mi|
|Gunstock Mountain||Kingston, NH||2,267 ft||50%||39 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||18%||42 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||43%||48 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||41%||56 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||34%||56 mi|
|Yawgoo Valley||Exeter, RI||315 ft||24%||61 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||73 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||74 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||44%||77 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||25%||80 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||88 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||35%||89 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||89 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||45%||91 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||47%||91 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||48%||96 mi|
|Mt. Southington||Plantsville, CT||525 ft||32%||96 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||54%||97 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||97 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||46%||98 mi|
|Loon Mountain||Lincoln, NH||3,050 ft||51%||98 mi|
Ski Butternut Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,800 ft|
|Base Elevation||800 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,000 ft|
(20% Beginner, 60% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||115 inches|