Berkshires Places

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Hancock

Ski Area

Jiminy Peak. The only full-service ski and snowboard resort in the Berkshires, Jiminy Peak is also the largest in southern New England, with a vertical drop of 1,150 feet, 44 trails, and nine lifts. It's mostly a cruising mountain—trails are groomed daily, although some small moguls are left to build up along the side of the slope. The steepest black-diamond runs are on the upper head walls; longer, outer runs make for good intermediate terrain. There's skiing nightly, and snowmaking covers 93% of the skiable terrain. Jiminy also has three terrain parks and a weekends-only mountain coaster, a two-person cart that shoots down the mountain at speeds of up to 25 mph. 37 Corey Rd., Hancock, MA, 01237. 413/738–5500 or 888/454–6469. www.jiminypeak.com.

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