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Ski Butternut

380 State Rd - Rt 23, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing
Most recent review
- Jul 26, 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Fun for families; the harder slopes aren't that difficult, which is nice for the kids, and in the evenings there's always Great Barrington.

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Branford, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We've skied Butternut for years. It's a small place, very family friendly. They take outstanding care of their trails, which are well designed and scenic. There aren't many of them - only 6 or 7 that come down from the summit, and all are basically intermediate, but they are particularly good intermediate trails - fun to ski. Their beginner hill... More

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I live in Great Barrington, and have skied at this mountain for years. The very best part of Butternut is the grooming and snowmaking. Superb. The biggest downfall is crowds on weekends. If you are a weekend skier, and a serious one like me, you have to be there at opening bell, and will want to stop by 11:00 am... More

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Took the family skiing for the first time ever about a month ago and had a fantastic time. Got there right at opening. We were lucky there was no wait, because an hour later, the lines were out the door and down toward the parking lot. This is not to say there weren't enough staff - on the contrary -... More

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New York, N.Y.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Took two lessons over a weekend. One terrific instructor (Mark), another who seemed to be getting a little impatient with my slow progress. But overall a very enjoyable weekend, with several other staff who impressed me with their encouragement and attentiveness. Can't wait to go back.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Let me first say that this has been my first season at Butternut and I have been extremely impressed with the Customer Service of the ski school. This review is for the multi-week snow boarding program (8 year old) and group lessons for snowboarding program (4 year old). Age of participant - 8 years old Ability - First time snowboarding... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

You can't beat the value with a season pass at Ski Butternut. While this is not a Killington or even an Okemo, it doesn't pretend to be. Very family friendly. Excellent ski school and racing program. Great option for those in the metro NYC area.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Butternut is a cool little mountain. Usually after 2-3 hours there I get bored, but when I first started snowboarding there it was amazing, but once you go to larger mountain harder to go back to smaller ones. For the proximity to my weekend home it isn't to far, so I will continue to go. The best part about this... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A great place for our 1st time snowboards to take a lesson and have ample time to practice on smaller slopes. We went in mid-March with temps getting into the low 40's so early morning was better conditions but overall not crowded and a great experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

For someone who likes fast groomers, Butternut offers a number of trails that keep me entertained all day long. Great fall lines, great terrain and you can't beat the $25 lift ticket mid-week. It's fast becoming one of my favorites.

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