Ski Butternut

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Butternut Ski Area
The Top Flight Quad at Ski Butternut
The Top Flight Quad at Ski Butternut
Location Great Barrington, Massachusetts, US
Vertical 1000 ft [1]
Top elevation 1764 ft
Base elevation 825 ft
Runs 22
Longest run Crosstown
Lift system 11 Chair lift, including 5 carpet lifts.
Terrain parks 2
Snowfall 115 in.[2]
Website Ski Butternut web site

Ski Butternut, also known as Butternut Basin, is a ski resort in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, located on Warner Mountain in The Berkshires.

Channing and Jane Murdock took control of the area in 1963, naming the area Butternut Basin after the large groves of butternut trees located in the basin of the mountain. Family friends of the Murdocks', the Kennedys visited Butternut. [3][4]

The mountain currently features 22 trails, ten ski lifts, two terrain parks, a tubing area, and a PSIA-affiliated ski school. In the off-season, the mountain hosts a number of summer concerts and festivals, including the annual Berkshires Arts Festival.


  1. ^ Ski Butternut Ski Reports, Snow Conditions and Weather - SnoCountry Mountain Reports
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  3. ^ Brief history from Butternut Basin's 2003 Fortieth Anniversary Brochure
  4. ^ Brief History of Jug End Ski Area, South Egremont, MA, on "New England History" website.

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Coordinates: 42°10′41″N 73°19′01″W / 42.17806°N 73.31694°W / 42.17806; -73.31694