Our Family Ski Trip to Jiminy Peak

With an elevation of 2,380 feet, Jiminy Peak is a mid-sized ski resort in Hancock, Massachusetts in the Taconic Mountains. The peak of Jiminy Peak, which includes the Hendricks Summit Lodge, is located in Lanesborough, Massachusetts. During the winter Jiminy Peak offers activities for the whole family, including skiing, snowboarding, outdoor pools, and various restaurants. There are 45 trails and nine lifts, including a six-person, high speed chair lift.Ski season in New EnglandAprès Ski at Country Inn, The Berkshires.Over the long weekend we decided to take a mini vacation by driving up to Jiminy Peak with the kids. We visited this mountain once before a few years ago and have always wanted to go back. We’ve been to several ski mountains in New England but in my opinion Jiminy Peak is by far my favorite. It’s such a beautiful quaint little village, literally! I love everything about the mountain and all it offers. And as much as I love the beach in the summertime, picking up the skis is the best way to get through the long dim days of winter and a great way to balance and maximize your seasonal time. Aside from the skiing and snowboarding and coaster ride the resort offers hot tubs and heated pools. The kids and I took a dive in the pool (I didn’t find it hot enough) then jumped into the hot tub. It was so relaxing after spending the afternoon running through the endless trails.Winter relaxation mountainside.The trip to Jiminy Peak makes for the perfect little getaway for families without having to drive too far. There are plenty of activities for the kiddos and wonderful après ski for the grown ups which is great because you don’t have to leave the mountain for entertainment! We had amazing weather during our stay and just as we were packing up there was more snow expected. My family and I had an awesome time at Jiminy Peak and I can’t wait to be back again. I’m already making plans for next winter season!This is literally a sneak peek of some of the things we did during our stay. I couldn’t possibly post every detail since it’s too much to squeeze on here. We ate fabulous foods from the taverns and lodge on the resort, did some shopping, drank some amazing ales and enjoyed dinner by fireside. The people were friendly and happy and helpful. On a side note, my oldest son noticed that no one had the ‘Massachusettes’ accent. We guessed since the mountain is located in the far west section of the state you can safely say they’re mostly New Yorkers. Go Yankees!!! 

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