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Our History

HIstory Is Important to us

The berkshire's Local Mountain Since 1932

Our present

We are locals. We are skiers. And we love this mountain.

Bousquet Mountain is a long-treasured wintertime gem in the Berkshires, and everyone working towards its enhancement aims to keep it just that way. Local devotion to Bousquet is a special thing, and we want your experience this winter to feel both familiar and fresh. We can’t wait to welcome you back home to Bousquet, where we can continue our ski traditions and build new experiences together as a growing Bousquet community.

Our Past

Established in 1932,  Bousquet Mountain is The Berkshires’s oldest existing ski area. Before it was a ski area, the property was a mink farm belonging to Clarence J. “Clare” Bousquet.

After his mink farming operation failed during the Great Depression, Bousquet allowed the Mount Greylock Ski Club to cut a 750-foot ski slope up to the northern summit, and Bousquet’s Ski Grounds was off and running.

The installation of Bousquet’s first rope tow in 1935 brought more visitors and prompted Clarence to increase the ticket price from 25 cents to one dollar.

Bousquet was also the inventor of the rope tow gripper, which protected the arms and hands of the skiers using the lifts. Bousquet marketed and subsequently sold 500,000 of his grippers.

He was also the first to introduce night skiing, having floodlights installed on poles in 1936 to light the runs, thanks to a local partnership with General Electric.

By 1938, Bousquet had installed four rope tows, and The Hartford Courant declared the area “one of America’s finest ski developments” with the longest rope tow in the world.

Our future

Bousquet’s future is looking bright! The commitment of so many talented people to keeping the mountain alive and thriving holds promise for years to come. We’ll keep you posted here as development plans are finalized!

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Oktoberfest

Sunday, Oct 1st, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guest Service Manager

Amanda Cozzaglio

Amanda started at Bousquet in September, 2022.

She was born and raised in the Berkshires and currently resides in Pittsfield. She loves to be outside in the summer months hiking the various trails we have to enjoy, biking on the Rail Trail or kayaking anywhere there is water. Although she enjoys the warm weather over the cold, she is excited to appreciate the winter beauty on a whole other level and brush up on her skiing skills!

When Amanda is not working, she thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family (mainly her 5 nephews and 1 sweet little niece 😊)

head groomer

Nate Page

Bio Coming Soon

marketing + Resort Programs manager

Eliza Lindberg

Eliza, a native of Canaan, NY, has been skiing since she could stand on two feet, and deeply loves the outdoors. After getting her Bachelor’s in Psychology in 2023, she joined the Bousquet team filled with passion for skiing, enthusiasm, and curiosity.

Her investment in Bousquet extends beyond the slopes, recognizing it as a gathering place that fosters community connections, promotes healthy living, and plays a significant role in sustaining the vibrant culture of Berkshire County.

Surface Manager

Josh Morse

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on-hill programs manager

jeremy lawless

Jeremy started at Bousquet in September of 2021.

Ski & Ride School director

Cindy Bartlett

Cindy first started skiing at Bousquet when she was 7 years old and began teaching at the age of 14. She is a Level 2 certified PSIA instructor, and received her 40-year pin from PSIA-AASI two years ago. Cindy also met her husband at the mountain and has two kids who both learned to ski at Bousquet as well. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Her passion is simply contagious as she continues to teach the next generation and share her love of skiing with all today.

Beyond Bousquet, Cindy is a volunteer and board member at Berkshire Humane Society 🐾 and rides horses. 🐴

🏔 Favorite trail: Roberto’s Chute
❤️ Favorite memory at Bousquet: a clinic with Court (a legendary Bousquet ski school instructor) when he told the boys, “Ski it like Cindy!”

mountain manager

nate bovard

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Service & Rental Shop Manager

Jay Allen

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general manager

kevin mcmillan

Kevin started at Bousquet in April of 2020. He brings 30 years of experience in the outdoor industry, along with a knack for creative problem solving and mad people skills.

He lives in Plainfield, and is an avid mountain biker and snowboarder.