Catamount Ski Vacation Guide

The Catamount Ski Area is located on the Massachusetts and New York state line near South Egremont, Massachusetts. Catamount is one of the oldest operating ski areas in the Northeast and has been loved by families for generations, since 1939. It has a welcoming atmosphere, it is convenient to visit and takes an extensive amount of pride in offering great deals and discounts making a vacation to Catamount thoroughly affordable and gratifying.

Ski Levels

The area has more than 30 skiable runs and over 119 acres to explore. The ski area covers more than 1,000 vertical feet and features the longest run in the Berkshires. 40 percent of terrain is suitable for children and beginners, 27 percent is ideal for intermediate and 33 percent is for expert and advanced skiers. There are three terrain parks, a halfpipe, night skiing on more than a dozen trails and snowmaking on 99% of the terrain.

There is an absolute wealth of lessons and packages available for everyone from first-timers to advanced skiers and riders looking to learn a new skill or two. There are first-time lessons, catered to newbies, class lessons, private lessons, kid-only programs, adaptive programs, and great package deals for all skill levels. The instructors are courteous, friendly and professional and have years and years of experience teaching all variety of people, they are adaptive, encouraging and really make the lessons as fun and exciting as possible.

Après Ski

There is no shortage of options when staying in the Catamount area, from mountainside lodging to town or down valley accommodations. Choose a beautiful and historic New England inn, a cozy B&B, a hotel, motel or vacation rental home. There are great ski and stay packages available every season that help save visitors even more money. Guests are encouraged to make plans for weekends filled with skiing and riding, dining, live music, theatre, spa services and more. There are great outdoor activities available as well, such as sleigh rides, ice skating, cross country and snowshoeing, just to name a few. The Berkshires are a winter wonderland each season and definitely worth a visit.

Catamount Snowboard Vacation Guide

Rider’s Guide

The ski area boasts over 30 skiable runs and more than 119 acres to explore. The ski area spans more than 1,000 vertical feet and features the longest run in the Berkshires, over 2.5 miles long. 40% of terrain is suitable for beginners, 27% is ideal for intermediate level riders and freestyle skiers and 33% is perfect for expert and advanced riders. There are three terrain parks, a halfpipe, night skiing on more than a dozen trails and snowmaking on 99% of the terrain.

Parks and Pipes

There are features of all shapes and sizes, ideal for all levels of rider and freestyle skiers. Visitors will find dozens of table-tops, rollers and spines, not to mention jibs, rails and boxes too. The area also has an awesome 400 foot long halfpipe which also features 12 foot walls. The Boardercross course has more than 800 feet of banked turns to shred. There is also the Junior Jib Park for younger beginners and the Catamount Terrain Park with smaller features for newer park riders.

Out of Bounds

There is no shortage of activities both inside and outside. Riders are welcome to try ice skating or snowshoeing, tubing or cross country skiing. There is also great retail outlet shopping, several movie theaters, museums, galleries, spas, pools and more. The area is chock full of fun for everyone.

Hangout & Hookup

There is a tavern located mountainside that makes a great après ride spot and features delicious local brews. There are also several great steakhouses and bistros that offer a great wine, beer and spirits selection in addition to delicious meals and snacks. There are several cafes which feature live music occasionally. The scene isn’t terribly large, but there are several great spots to meet up with friends and relax and unwind with some drinks.

The Deal

From Massachusetts via Mass Pike take exit 2 in Lee. Off ramp onto 102 towards Stockbridge-Gt. Barrington. In Stockbridge, turn left at Red Lion Inn onto route 7 through Gt. Barrington. At light ( Alise Abrams Antiques) turn right and then go left over bridge. After Days Inn at light, bear right onto route 23. Go through So. Egremont to Catamount on left.