Bousquet Ski Area. With a 750-foot vertical drop, Bousquet has 23 trails if you count merging slopes separately. It has some good beginner and intermediate runs, with a few steeper pitches. There are three double chairlifts, two carpet lifts, and a small snowboarding park. Ski instruction is given twice daily on weekdays and thrice on weekends for children ages five and up. In summer, Bousquet offers waterslides, a large activity pool, a miniature golf course, climbing wall, an adventure park, and a zipline. 101 Dan Fox Dr., off U.S. 7, Pittsfield, MA, 01201. 413/442–8316; 413/442–2436 snow conditions. www.bousquets.com. June–Sept. and Dec.–Mar.