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“The ride up the mountain is tedious, but not the ride down.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ski Butternut

Ski Butternut
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South Deerfield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
379 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“The ride up the mountain is tedious, but not the ride down.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

It takes 12 minutes to cover 3/4 of a mile on the ride up and when it's 4 degrees out, it seems longer that that. They had been 100 percent open the day before, however, two of their most difficult trails (Whip and one other) were under the guns as they made snow during the morning, and had heavy cover by noon, so the guns were turned off, yet the trail stayed closed. (1/28/2014)
The $25 weekday ticket is a bargain, and there were no lines anywhere, and with very light traffic on the trails, made time for 16 runs in 4.5 hours with 2 trips in for warmth and food. The rollers on the trails made for fun rides, but for a fast skier, you will be in the air before you know it. I learned to carve the edges of their rollers to keep speed and stay on the ground.
The snowboard park needed a separate (free) pass, so I didn't bother, but I usually make one pass down the obstacles at other ski areas just to scope it out and catch a little legitimate air.
They employ great people working their lifts and the lodge, who are very friendly and sincere.
My kids would love the mountain layout, with their balanced variety of challenges on their well groomed trails.
It's just a long ride back up so bring somebody to keep you company.

Visited January 2014
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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“B utternut skii”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

Great place to ski alone or with family great friendly staff. Overall, a good place to go and ski...

Visited January 2014
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Central Islip, New York
2 reviews
“I was a great experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

I was very happy with this ski resort. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I will definately be coming back.

Visited January 2014
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Southampton, New York, United States
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78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Family Fun Winter Activity at a Fair Price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

OK, so Butternut is not Park City or Killington for that matter, but as a family-oriented, low key, fun family place it is just right. We didn't have the greatest skiing weather, but we were still impressed with the instructors, numerous staff, helpful, friendly attendants and the ability to have fun at a good ski area at a decent price. Great place for beginners and kids especially to learn. There is a terrific snow tubing facility, but it was NOT well regulated: too many people "cutting the lines," shoving and otherwise behaving badly. The tubing are needs supervision!

Visited December 2013
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Groveland, FL
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great skiing. Great prices.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

A nice size resort. Never waited long in a line. Variety of runs from the real easy beginner lift to the wider Cruiser. Great value if you buy a three pack of lift tickets before 12/20. Great value in renting equipment for 2-3 days and keeping it. Then no waiting in line every day. We would go back. Lots of restaurant choices in town. Very helpful staff.

Visited December 2013
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