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Skiied here a bunch as a kid and teen, there's a good mix of trails for everyone. Night skiing here is my favorite..... Full Review
I have always gone to bousquet. I love it! Its a family owned mountain with a lot of poetintal, very cheap and good food. Worth going to!... Full Review
I usually hit up bouquet a few times each winter. I usually take a few new comers with me seeing how it's cheap and easy lifts to get off of. I always have fun. The lodge is pretty old but it works. It's a lot of bang for your buck. It's great for new comers and is very family friendly. ... Full Review
As other reviewers have pointed out Bosquet is small and no frills. The double chair lifts are slow.
This should not deter you. Go on a Thursday night; have a beer and marvel at the fact that you just spent 10 dollars to ski (less than other mountains charge for a sandwich and a soda). Bosquet must be enjoyed for what it is. An inexpensive romp in skiing nostalgia. ... Full Review
I had the displeasure of having one of my ski races at Bosquet, and it was among the worst mountains I've ever been to. It had a decent amount of trails/ terrains and the steeps at the top were decent, however I've never seen worse snow. The snow was so, so, so bad. It was an inch or less of powder on top of a sheet of ice, and this was the day after a 20+ inch snow storm, so I have no idea what happened with that. I was honestly tired after my hike to the lifts, but at least I was out of that disgusting lodge.... Full Review
It is horribly groomed, feels unfinished and has slow chairlifts, but it does feel homely and have an AWESOME terrain park.... Full Review
Went there on a whim today (few days after huge snowstorm hit Berkshires). I usually go to Jiminy Peak which is a great place, but for a college kid it can get expensive. I decided to take a nice drive from the Springfield area to go get a few runs for exercise. For 20 bucks, or even for 40 bucks, you really cant go wrong here. Granted, a 20+ inch snowstorm will make any place look good, the conditions were spectacular. There wasn't a speck of ice to be found. Freshly groomed, and packed powder, so it was pretty fast going. There were no lines to the lift, and the views are great. You can see Jiminy Peak's wind turbine, the town of Pittsfield, and you can even see Greylock quite clearly in the distance. Being a pilot, I thought it was also a nifty surprise to see Pittsfield airport RIGHT NEXT to the mountain, which is something most wont care about, but I thought that was a great aesthetic surprise for me personally. There are a few downsides to the mountain however, but in reality most of them are gripes that you will find at any smaller sized New England Ski "Area". The lifts are slow (a common thing in NE). They're are no hi speed quads here; they don't need them. The trails, specifically from the left lift, are fairly short in comparison to the time spent on the lift. Although this is the case, in a 2 1/2 hour period I got 10-15 runs in consecutively. The variety is also an issue. There aren't a lot of beginner trails, and none that stem from the top of the mountain. However there are quite a few intermediate trails (my area of choice) at the bottom and summit of the mountain, and there are quite a few diamonds (the mountain gets pretty steep up top). DON'T let the diamonds be an issue to you. If you ski blue trails at any average ski resort in MA, VT, or NH, the diamonds are PERFECTLY SKI-ABLE to intermediates. Some steep areas but nothing unmanageable. Its also got a nice terrain park and an area for kids to ski as well (theres a lot of kids everywhere on the mountain so high marks for family friendliness) If you are mid to high intermediate, then pretty much the whole mountain is fair game for you. There's plenty of parking, theres a nice lodge, and both places are mere steps away from the lifts, so its a simple place to park and ski. If you want to make a day trip to the Berkshires CHEAP and want to graduate to a more "bigger mountain feel" in comparison to Ski Butternut or Blandford, the Bousquet is for you. Take that money you saved for a nice lunch or something. Joe's Diner in Lee is along the way and really good. Oh by the way, Sunday lift tickets are like, 25 bucks and weekday night skiing is 10 bucks!... Full Review
Buyer beware! You get what you pay for. Old creaky lifts. The conditions were good as there was fresh snowfall of 4 inches when I went. This made up for the fact that the lodge and other amenities that were severly lacking. No locker room area to change so you need to wear everthing in, which made it difficlut for my friends who were first timers. However if your looking for an affordable hill for a few hours you can't beat it. All in all, just an ok hill. $10 Thursday night skiing is a nice bonus even if the mountain is a bit run down, you can't beat that price.... Full Review
This place is so straightforward, I'm not sure a description past the stats sheet on this site is required. Here's your 750 vertical feet. Here are 20 some fall-line runs (with some short, pretty steep pitches off the top of the longer chair.) Here are a couple old double chairs to enjoy it with. Went there on a very fast day with rock hard snow that you could just barely count on being able to keep an edge in and had fun roaring around the place. The trouble with Bousquet is variety. There isn't much. I felt like I skied the whole place after a couple runs and, I'd never been there before. The facilities match what you would expect for a local, inexpensive day area. Are there more updated, more interesting hills to ski in the area? Yes. Should you ski Bousquet if you happen to be in Pittsfield looking to make some turns on a Thursday afternoon? Yes. This is a friendly, family run area that provides a fair return for your lift ticket dollars, is an asset to the community and, deserves a bit of your wax. ... Full Review
The time i spent at skiing here was the greatest ever, their instructors were so kind and frienndly the peopel were so freindly and the terrain and skiing was awesome, i would deff go there any time... Full Review
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