West of Springfield near Great Barrington, the Butternut Basin ski area is considered the pride of the Berkshires with 22 runs open to snowboarding and a 1,000 foot vertical. There are 13 lifts providing access to 110 skiable acres. It is surrounded by rolling vistas and evergreen and hardwood forests.
To reach the ski area from NYC, follow Henry Hudson Parkway to Sawmill River Parkway, or 287E (Choose your best way north.) to 684N; go 16 miles on Route 684N to Route 22N; (toward Brewster / Pawling);
(FYI its 35 miles from Amenia Center to Ski Butternut using the directions as outlined below.)
In Amenia, at traffic light go right on Route 343; go 5 miles to Sharon CT (clocktower);
go left on route 41N at stop sign for 7 miles until road divides; go left on 41N at the White Hart Inn for 9.2 miles.
On 41N take a right on Berkshire School Road (Large green road sign just before turn says Mt Everett School);
go 3 miles to center of Sheffield, MA; Turn left at stop sign and police station onto Route 7N (8 miles on Rte 7 takes you into Great Barrington, stay on Route 7 through town and across the brown bridge; veer right at light just past the Sunoco Station onto Route 23 East; Ski Butternut is less than 2 miles on right.
Overall, Ski Butternut is the 1st most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 8 snowboarding resorts in Massachusetts.