JIMINY PEAK RESORT GUIDE

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Jiminy Peak

Jiminy Peak Resort Overview

October 2021

Ikey Zeitz

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 Reliability

Family Friendly

Snow-Making & Grooming

Travel Convenience

Terrain Variety

Extreme / Off-Piste Terrain

Ski School

Accommodations

On Mountain Dining

Quick Take

Let's Go

  • 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

Hesitations

  • 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 

Insider Tips

  • 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

Trail Map

For an in-depth breakdown of Jiminy Peak's terrain, head to our Mountain Guide. Top trails and mountain stats included. 

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Getting To & Around

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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.

Getting To

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

Neighboring Resorts

Jiminy Peak is part of the Berkshire Mountains and has a few resorts within about an hour's drive


Closest Fairbank Group Resort


Closest Berkshire Neighbors

Travel by Plane

Closest airport: 

  • 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

  • Cons: None

  • Ride shares: Uber and Lyft are not reliable here

Jiminy Peak