JIMINY PEAK RESORT GUIDE
Images courtesy of Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Jiminy Peak Resort Overview
Jiminy Peak, the largest ski resort in Massachusetts, is a fun spot for a family trip or weekend getaway with friends. The resort is best suited to those learning to ski or ride with a single base area and separate terrain-based learning area. Night skiing is available on most of the mountain until 9pm. Outside of skiing, there's plenty to do with an alpine coaster, snow tubing, snowshoeing, and heated pools. The resort benefits from excellent snow-making.
A car is essential to get to Jiminy Peak in the heart of the Berkshires. It's an easy, ~3 hour drive from the greater NYC area. Onsite accommodations include lodges, hotels and apartments. The ski school has top notch instructors who have taught many in the NYC area.
Snow-Making & Grooming
Extreme / Off-Piste Terrain
On Mountain Dining
Bring the kids! The pool, mountain coaster, and the slopes are super family friendly
Excellent ski instruction at a reasonable price (~$70 for a 90 minute lesson and lift ticket)
Convenient. Less than three hours drive from the NYC area and ~3 hours from Boston
A leader in sustainability. Jiminy's Zephyr windmill provides ~30% of the resort's power
Limited terrain for advanced/expert skiers or riders
Similar to nearby resorts, Jiminy tends to be packed on holidays weekends
Nights tend to be quiet with evening activities primarily revolving around the mountain
Arrive by 10:30am or you will face a long walk from your car to the base
Season pass holders have perks including 1) access to First Tracks one Sunday per month; 2) free tickets and other discounts at Bromley and Cranmore; and 3) discounts at nine "Mountains of Distinction." See the full list here
College students can ski Jiminy Peak and sister resorts Bromley, VT and and Cranmore Mountain Resort, NH for $349. Learn more
The Country Inn at the base is ski-in-ski out. Its an added bonus to come back to a heated pool and hot tub at the day's end
For an in-depth breakdown of Jiminy Peak's terrain, head to our Mountain Guide. Top trails and mountain stats included.
Getting To & Around
Jiminy Peak is just under 3 hours driving from NYC via the Taconic State Parkway. A car is necessary; there is no other way to reach the mountain. The drive is easy and parking is not a problem.
Closest Major City: New York, NY
Distance: ~150 miles South West
Travel Time: ~ 3 hours drive
Boston, MA: ~150 miles East, ~2.5-3 hours drive
Nearest Town: Hancock, MA
Jiminy Peak is part of the Berkshire Mountains and has a few resorts within about an hour's drive
Closest Fairbank Group Resort
Bromley, VT (~57 miles, ~1 hour, 10 mins)
Closest Berkshire Neighbors
Butternut Ski Area (~35 miles, ~45 mins)
Catamount (~37 miles, ~45 mins)
Berkshire East (~35 miles, ~1 hour)
Travel by Plane
Albany International Airport (ALB): ~40 miles, 50 minute drive to the resort (limited service)
Closest major commercial airport:
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS): ~160 miles West, ~2 hrs 40 minutes drive
Travel By Bus
There is no bus service to Jiminy Peak from major cities or airports.
Travel by Car
A car here is essential, there is no other way to get around.
Pros: Free parking at base; access to accommodations, restaurants and visits to nearby resorts
Ride shares: Uber and Lyft are not reliable here