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Otis Ridge Ski Area, Massachusetts

Sixty+ Years of Teaching

Otis Ridge is a small family oriented ski area located in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts.

It is the perfect place for novice and beginners to learn the basics.

The beginner trails stroll out and around the ends of the ridge, while the Slalom run for experts drops right over a small headwall.

The Ski Camp is located on the backside of the Ridge It operates during vacation periods and a weekend in March. Evening activities include night hikes, talent shows, skits, movies, ping-pong and more.

Otis Ridge also has a full-service ski shop.

To get to Otis Ridge from Boston (100 miles) and Springfield, take Mass Pike to Exit 3, south on Route 202-10 to Westfield. From Westfield take Route 20 west to Route 23 west to Otis. From the intersection of Route 8 and 23, go west on 23 for one mile, left on Judd Road.

From Albany (60 miles), take the N.Y. Thruway east to Mass Pike east. Exit at Lee -- Route 20 east to Route 8 south. From the intersection of Route 8 and 23, go west on 23 for one mile, left on Judd Road.

From New York City (122 miles), take Sawmill Parkway and Route 22 (684) to 84 east to Waterbury, Route 8 north to Otis. From the intersection of Route 8 and 23, go west on 23 for one mile, left on Judd Road.

From Hartford (43 miles), take Route 44 to Winsted, Route 8 north to Otis. From the intersection of Route 8 and 23, go west on 23 for one mile, left on Judd Road.



Mountain Statistics for Otis Ridge Ski Area
Base Elevation: 1,300 ft (396 meters)
Summit Elevation: 1,700 ft (518 m)
Vertical Drop: 400 ft (122 m)
Skiable Area: 60 acres (24 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 70 in (178 cm)
Longest Run: 5,280 ft (1,609 m)
Snowmaking: 90 %
Number of Lifts: 5
Uphill Lift Capacity: 3,500 per hour
Types of Lifts: 2 Rope Tow
1 T-Bar
1 Double Chair
Number of Trails: 11
Trail Ratings for Otis Ridge Ski Area
Easiest: Easiest 30%
More Difficult: More Difficult 40%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 30%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Otis Ridge Ski Area
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes