We took a couple days last week to ski Butternut in the Berkshires. Butternut is a nice little mountain, a little larger than Mohawk, our normal ski stop. We had two days of great weather, and since we went during the week we avoided most of the crowds.
I found myself wondering why we hadn't driven the extra 30 minutes to hit Butternut before now. The terrain isn't particularly challenging, and so the kids can ski the entire mountain without any difficulty. We'll definitely drive up again this season. And with Will in 5th grade, he skis for free every time we go.
One highlight: There's a cool little concrete snowman on one of the trails. But he was missing one of his stick arms. We stopped to help him out and Nate added the missing arm to make him complete.