Everything You Want in a Ski Trip without the Drive
With it’s top notch snowmaking capabilities, family-friendly atmosphere, night skiing, and proximity to NYC, Boston, Hartford, and Albany, Jiminy Peak is a New England ski resort like no other. Our ski area boasts over 45 skiing and snowboarding trails covering over 167 acres. To complement this winter wonderland in Massachusetts, we have created top notch learning programs for guests of all ages and abilities to improve their skiing and snowboarding skills. All of our trails funnel back to the base area making Jiminy Peak the perfect ski mountain resort for parents to feel comfortable having their kids ski or ride here. We also offer loads of family-friendly winter activities off the snow. Jiminy Peak simply has something for everyone to enjoy. Start planning your trip today!
Our Ski Mountain
Elevation: 2,380 ft
Vertical Rise: 1,150
Ski Area: 167.4 Acres
Average Annual Snowfall: 68 inches
Snowmaking Coverage: 96%
Longest Run: 2 miles
Terrain Parks: 3
• a six-passenger high speed lift
• 2 quads
• 3 triples
• 1 doubles
• 2 surface lifts
6 Low Intermediate
6 High Intermediate
6 Black Diamond (Advanced)
3 Double Black Diamond (Extremely difficult)
Our ski resort prides itself in our snow making capability. All of the guns spread out throughout our ski areas are “Sledgehammers” by SnowGun Technologies that are patented and created in collaboration between Brian Fairbank, the Chairman of the Fairbank Group, and Penntti Nikkanen, a former Skunkworks Engineer. Since installation, our Sledgehammers have drastically reduced our ski resort’s energy consumption while creating a 100% increase in our snow output. With this state-of-the-art technology, our ski areas now offer 96% snowmaking coverage with an average of 3 feet of snow.
At our ski resort in Massachusetts just because the sun has set doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Jiminy Peak offers 25 night skiing / riding trails lit up by state-of-the-art LED lights for guests to enjoy. Treat yourself to an unforgettable night of skiing or snowboarding under the dazzling New England starry sky.
Jiminy Peak offers half-day (4-hour), full-day (8-hour), 2-day, and 3-day lift tickets. Multi-day lift tickets also include night skiing / riding until 10 pm through the last valid day of your ticket! Skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to purchase their lift tickets in advance, as quantities may be limited.
Jiminy Peak offers three different skiing and snowboarding season pass options – the Anytime Passes, the Zephyr Pass (Sunday-Friday, Non-Holiday), and the Twilight Pass (Everyday 3pm-10pm). College students with a valid ID can also take advantage of our discounted skiing and snowboarding passes. Season pass holders benefit from first tracks (first runs of the day) and discounts on lodging, child care, and retail purchases, as well.
Don’t have your own gear yet? No problem! Our rental shop, located in the Thatcher Building, carries both skis and Burton snowboarding equipment. Equipment is available for pre-purchase online or on a first-come, first-served basis, if you prefer. A valid driver’s license and/or credit card is required. Guests under 18 who wish to rent equipmnet must have a parent or gaurdian sign for them.
Are you new to skiing and snowboarding? Or do you maybe just want to improve your skill level? Our extensively trained and tested instructors provide a friendly and encouraging environment for individuals and families to learn how to ski and snowboard. They’ll have you hitting the ski slopes and “shredding the gnar” in no time!
1st Time Lessons
This program is designed to introduce guests (ages 6+) who have never had a lesson from a professional instructor to the fundamentals of skiing and snowboarding. Utilizing highly trained professionals, specialized equipment, and Terrain Based Learning (TBL), this program is a great way for anyone to quickly learn to ski or snowboard. Plus it’s way more fun!
Our ski instructors provide a safe & fun learning experience for ages 4-14 in a friendly, skill driven, and confidence boosting environment. Our KidsRule program offers a full day of instruction, lunch, hot chocolate breaks, and a lift ticket. We feel confident that after a day with our instructors your children will have a new found love for skiing and snowboarding.
Make new friends while learning to ski or snowboard from extensively trained and tested ski instructors. Group lessons are only offered on weekends, Holidays, and during Holiday periods.
For those seeking one-on-one instruction, Jiminy Peak offers private skiing and snowboarding lessons for all ages and skill levels. These sessions are fantastic opportunities to rapidly improve your skiing or snowboarding abilities with personalized instruction from a certified instructor. Private lessons must be booked in person or by calling 413.738.5500 x6205. They are not available to book online.
During the winter, Jiminy Peak offers a variety of multi-week skiing and snowboarding programs such as after school or weekend sessions. These lessons are designed to hone and continuingly build upon your skiing or snowboarding skills.
Jiminy Peak provides skiing and snowboarding lessons for a full spectrum of individuals with physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities. Partnering with STRIDEAdaptive Sports, our PSIA-trained coaches work one-on-one with individuals to assess, equip, and teach in order to meet their specific goals, abilities, and learning styles.
Nestled in the Berkshires, a getaway to Jiminy Peak offers everything you need, so close to home. Spend less time traveling and more time on the slopes during the winter or enjoying the thrills and challenges of Mountain Adventure in the summer season. When your day is done, take a short walk back to your room or vacation home to relax before heading to dinner at one of our on site restaurants. Jiminy offers all that you need in a resort experience – lodging, dining, shopping and an array of activities and entertainment.
The quickest way to the slopes is to follow the guidance of the parking staff. They will be there to guide you to the next available parking spot. From there, it’s either a short walk to the base, or you can hop on one of our many shuttles, and be dropped off right at the base of the mountain. Shuttle service is very frequent, and alleviates congestion in our drop off zone during busy times.
To access our drop off zone, follow Jiminy’s access road until you make a 90 left hand turn and you will be in the drop off zone. There are limited spots available, which need to be shared by all, so please unload promptly and continue on to an available parking spot. Courtesy is contagious!
This option is great for those with a big crowd or for those on their way to a lesson. Only $25! After turning onto Jiminy’s access road, follow resort signage for VALET SERVICE. The valet attendants will be awaiting your arrival. They also offer the convenience of cell service for departure. Simply call them when you are getting ready to depart, and they will have your vehicle warm and ready for you
*(Weekends & Holidays beginning mid-December)
Operations begin mid-November and run through early-April, subject to weather and conditions. Full-time operations begin after Thanksgiving based on snowmaking and weather. It’s a good idea to check the latest operational information and snow conditions on our website and social media channels before traveling. Operating hours and the operating schedule are subject to change, especially early and late season (before Christmas and after mid-March) and during periods of inclement weather.
|Weekend/Holiday:||8:30 AM to 10:00 PM|
|Midweek/Non-holiday:||9:00 AM to 10:00 PM|
|Christmas Eve (12/24):||9:00 AM to 4:00 PM|
|Christmas Day (12/25):||9:30 AM to 10:00 PM|
|New Year’s Eve (12/31):||8:30 AM to 10:30 PM|
Ready to Plan Your Ski Trip?
Since opening in 1948, Jiminy Peak has been southern New England’s favorite ski mountain resort. We are a fantastic destination for families to plan a memorable vacation with ski areas that everyone from beginners to intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders can enjoy. So what are you waiting for? Purchase your lift tickets and come enjoy a day of skiing and snowboarding with us. We can’t wait to see you this winter!
Know Before You Go
We begin snowmaking as soon as the temperatures permit after November 1. Most years we aim to be open by mid-November. We typically start by operating only on weekends and open our ski areas during weekdays as the season progresses. The season generally lasts into the beginning of April.
We offer onsite parking as well as off property parking where we utilize enclosed shuttles to bring people onto property. Our Massachusetts ski resort also offers valet parking on weekends and holidays.
Generally speaking, guests can book their accommodations and purchase lift tickets close to and sometimes the same day of their ski trip. However, there are exceptions for high demand periods like Christmas Week, MLK weekend, and President’s Week. During these time periods, we encourage people to reserve farther in advance as we do sell out and our KIdsRule program, in particular, fills very quickly.
The Day Package includes a lesson, lift ticket and rentals! This package is for sale in the Rental Shop, located in the Thatcher building or at the SnowSports desk, located in the lower level of JJ’s Lodge.
Our ski area has lockers available for seasonal and single day rentals, located on the lower level of our lodges – JJ’s Lodge and Crane Lodge.
We offer WiFi throughout the base of our ski resort and have cell coverage for all major carriers.
We have full time ski patrol on site with a patrol building located at the base of the mountain as well as the summit.
The safety of our guests is our top priority. For a full list of our ski resort’s rules and regulations including uphill skiing, marijuana usage, and drone operation, please refer to our mountain policies page.
We Respect the Mountain
The Jiminy Peak Resort Management and Employees are committed to being responsible stewards of Massachusetts’ natural resources. Massachusetts’ beauty and health are an integral part of our business. We live here so working to maintain it comes naturally.
Jiminy’s policy of environmental awareness is seen in all of our activities. We seek to raise the environmental awareness of guests and employees, and to broaden their knowledge and appreciation through educational programs along with our active and passive use of the land for year-round recreation.
Our development and maintenance programs are guided by principles of land and energy conservation, by forest and wildlife habitat preservation and by maintaining Massachusetts’ water quality and aesthetic beauty.