During the winter season, the snow-laden landscape of the Berkshires offers so much more than just visual beauty. In fact, you’ll find some of the best cross-country skiing in the Berkshires within minutes of our Lenox bed & breakfast! If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a winter afternoon with us, here are some of the best places for cross-country skiing in the Berkshires that we’re sure you won’t want to miss!
Cross-country skiing in the Berkshires is just one of the many ways to enjoy the great outdoors this winter. When you request your copy of our Vacation Guide, you’ll receive instant access to full lists of fun things to see and do during your stay. The best part? It’s absolutely FREE to download!
3 of the Best Spots for Cross Country Skiing in the Berkshires
Canterbury Farm Cross Country Skiing
Located high on a Berkshire plateau, Canterbury Farms offers outdoor fun for the whole family to enjoy! With 22 kilometers of groomed trails, cross-country skiers will embark on an adventure of a lifetime through snowy meadows and forests. If you’re new to skiing, the on-site instructors will teach you the skills and techniques that will best help you enjoy your journey. Cross-country ski equipment is also available for rent, so you won’t have to worry about bringing your own. That way, it’s easier than ever to get straight to the fun!
Hilltop Orchards Cross Country Skiing
For a more unique cross-country skiing in the Berkshires experience, we highly recommend a visit to Hilltop Orchards. The Nordic skiing adventure leads you through the apple orchards along trails designed by winter Olympian, John Morton. The trails are created for intermediate to expert skiers, so visitors who have tried cross-country skiing before will enjoy the most out of this experience. However, beginners are welcome to partake in the on-site lessons offered professional skier, Russ Myer. After exploring the trails, return to the Hilltop Orchards’ Barrel Room to discuss your experience with some hot chocolate in front of the fireplace.
Renowned for nordic skiing, Notchview offers more than 3,000 acres of rolling terrain for idyllic winter sports activities! This area is part of the Hoosac Range, one of the highest points in the Berkshires. This means that it enjoys high volumes of snowfall throughout the winter. 17 kilometers of trails are regularly kept for cross-country skiers, but those looking for a bit more adventure are welcome to explore off-road areas through the backcountry. As you ski, stay on the lookout for local wildlife like deer, owls, woodpeckers, and chickadees.
Return Home to the Gateways Inn
Escape from your day-to-day schedule and enjoy a Berkshires winter getaway in our elegant bed and breakfast in Lenox, MA. This Procter mansion turned inn is the perfect alternative to other local hotels and provides you with all the modern amenities you desire. Guests will also be able to dine at our on-site award-winning restaurant and enjoy live entertainment in the cozy lounge. Ready for the vacation of your dreams?
Find your favorite room with us today! We can’t wait to welcome you to the Berkshires soon!