Come winter and Berkshire dons’ snow white and awaits the visitors to have cool fun with them. The Snow clad mountains invite you to sledding, icy ponds and lakes for figure skaters and ski slopes for cruisers or “snow bunnies,” and miles of woodland trails for cross-country skiing or high-stepping with snowshoes including neighborhood hockey games. (P.S. There are ski lessons for “First Timers” at Bousquet)
Leisure walking the streets of Berkshire in cold weather is fun by itself. The small time shoppers can look for charming galleries displaying books, creative art, jewelry and hand-made collectables. One cannot escape the inviting aroma emerging from the eateries on the nook specializing in local favorites like tantalizing tapas, hearty fare and savory bowls of organic soups, bread from bricked ovens, freshly made pastas, soba and sushi.
Keep the pace with the changing season, the hotel industry offers heated indoor and out door pools for the warmth that engulfs the physique. Gazing the stars in such clear wintery nights from such a luxury is the feeling beyond the words. Besides, there are special treats for kids like hot tubs, play centers that encourages their creativity. For grown ups, there are Spas.
The non-stop fun continues at Jiminy Peak, Ski Butternut or Catamount with different rides and games. Learn about the stars and planets at Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College for a free show about planets, moon phases, mythological figures and zodiac signs from the Zeiss Skymaster. One can also test his/hers crooning abilities while singing with guest artists at MASS MoCA if you like.
Plan your family’s Berkshires winter vacation, which is just a few clicks on the laptop or a phone call away for a memorable Berkshires experience