“Bousquet has a rich history and was the first ski area in America to offer night skiing, thanks to its partnership with General Electric. Bousquet’s slopes have been graced by the likes of Gerald Ford, and Jackie and John F. Kennedy, and has produced three Olympic skiers.”– Bousquet Mountain
Bousquet Mountain in Pittsfield, Massachusetts has undergone a facelift over the past couple of years. They opened a triple chairlift that goes to their summit, have completed a three-year snowmaking revitalization project, and their Blue Chair was overhauled. On February 11th, the mountain opened its new base lodge. Boston.com interviewed Mill Town Properties, the owners of the ski area, about the new digs and as the photos show, it looks fantastic. The exterior is a black cedar trim, while the inside features blonde wood. The two-story, 17,500 square foot building includes around four hundred vintage photos and newspaper articles from throughout Bousquets history, a small grab-and-go food spot (The Kitchen), a “lobby, communal spaces, a ski rental, and tune-up area, and a new restaurant with panoramic views of the mountain.”
On the second floor is a full-service restaurant and bar. Named the Lift Bistropub, the bar and restaurant serves a combined 110 people at full capacity and has indoor and outdoor seating that faces the slopes. Some of the menu items include “wings, nachos, and lobster poutine, soup, salad, flatbread, burgers, chicken, and fish and chips.” The lodge is the perfect embodiment of Bousquet, which is one of the oldest ski resorts in all of the Berkshires.
Image Credits: Bousquet Mountain