Catamount Mountain Resort

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Catamount Mountain Resort, Elegant Berkshire Property with Excellent Varied Terrain

This year we introduce Catamount in the Berkshires, a hill known by enthusiasts and insiders. Just two-and-a-half hours from our Urban Sherpa pick-up locations in the city, Catamount could easily become our most popular mountain—close enough for a quick day trip, far enough for early snow. The resort is operated by the experienced Schaefer family and runs like a Swiss watch. Orientation on the south rim of the Berkshires almost guarantees quality snow and good conditions over excellent varied terrain. Get your ride perfect at Catamount!

Terrain Trails and Parks

Catamount offers the most diverse trail network in the Berkshires. From super-gentle to super-steep, the terrain is just plain unmatched, featuring 42 trails and 4 park areas in all. A family-friendly, year-round resort, Catamount straddles the New York-Massachusetts border.


The restaurants of Catamount offer a variety of fine or casual food, across a range of dining atmospheres.

The Café

This cafe has the food you’ll be craving! Swing by to find a great variety of delicious cafe go-to’s. Try some of these new options: the breakfast pizza, cranberry turkey wrap, or the sweet & savory snack box with a brownie. Located in the Berkshire Lodge.


Find space to sit and order food to share with your crew, with delicious new foods to try, such as homestyle mac-and-cheese with brisket. The menu includes drinks for the kids as well as a great selection for adults (all adult drinks must be ordered with food). Located in the Berkshire Lodge.


As you hook into your skis or snowboard, you’ll see the resort’s new BBQ spot (all adult drinks must be ordered with food). Located in between the new Catamount Lodge and the Berkshire Lodge.

Grab & Go

In a pinch? Get what you need by pick-up at the new Catamount Lodge! You’ll find salad, wraps, chili, and snacks, with hot and cold beverages for kids and adults (all adult drinks must be ordered with food).

Waffle Hut

Take your pick between a plain or chocolate waffle. Hot and cold beverages are also available, including hot cocoa. Located at the base of the two carpets in the SnowSports Learning Area.

COVID-19 Safety

Urban Sherpa Travel is committed to the health and safety of our guests and our team. Please be aware that exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. We have taken numerous steps to reduce this inherent risk and ask that you familiarize yourself with our COVID-19 health and safety requirements and precautions prior to your visit. You should evaluate your own level of risk when determining whether to visit. By traveling with Urban Sherpa Travel you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with your attendance as we have explained them to you. Please see our complete COVID-19 Safety Statement.

Packages: Midweek, Weekend, Holiday

Basic Package for advanced beginners and up includes a round-trip bus pass and lift ticket, $129.00, $139.00, $149.00.
Beginners Package (ages 9 and up) includes a round-trip bus pass, a lift ticket, 90-minute group lesson, and a ski or board rental, $215.
Round-Trip Coach Transport Only includes a round-trip bus pass. You may also add lift ticket, lesson, or gear rental options, $69.
One-Way Coach Transport Only includes a one-way bus pass. You may also add lift ticket, lesson, or gear rental options, $59.

Custom Options

Lift Ticket Just need a lift ticket? Buy it here and pick it up on hill from your Urban Sherpa Leader (variable, weekly dynamic pricing).
Lesson Add a 90-minute group lesson to improve your ride (beginner, advanced beginner, or intermediate levels available), $36.
Gear Rental Ski rental includes shaped skis, poles, and boots; snowboard rental includes board, boots, and bindings—$50.

Logistics | Pickups & Departures

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early.
  • Bring water, a morning snack, and warm, waterproof, weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Rentals include a helmet.
  • Urban Sherpa will provide a personal RFD card used as a lift pass and for rentals and lessons. Please retain your card for continued use throughout the season.

Pickup/Dropoff Locations

  Union Square Times Square
Depart 6:15 AM 6:40 AM
Depart Catamount Mountain Resort 4:30 PM
Return 7:30 PM 7:15 PM

Permissions Slip for Minors

A parent or legal guardian must complete and bring along a Minor Permissions Slip for each child age sixteen (16) and under.

How do I select the correct snowboard stance?

Your bindings settings usually follow your batting stance. If you are right-handed and bat right-handed, then you will probably feel most comfortable with your left foot forward (regular). If you are left-handed or bat “lefty,” then you will likely feel right foot forward is more natural (goofy).

These are just guidelines to start. We can help you find the right fit for your ride.

What type of skier are you?

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Determining your ski ability is your responsibility!

Your ski ability, height, weight, age, and boot-sole length are used by the shop to determine the visual indicator settings of your ski bindings. Be sure to provide accurate information, as any error may increase your risk of injury. Consult the skier type descriptions to select your classification. These descriptions are compatible with ASTM and ISO documents.

Type I Skier (Beginner)

Cautious skiing at lower visual indicator settings

  • Prefer slow to moderate speeds
  • Prefer gentle to moderate terrain
  • Receive lower-than-average visual indicator settings (this may increase the risk of inadvertent binding release in order to increase the likelihood of release in a fall)
  • Type I settings apply to entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification
  • Type I- setting apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings lower than settings for a Type I skier

Type II Skier (Intermediate)

Moderate skiing at average visual indicator settings

  • Prefer a variety of speeds
  • Prefer varied terrain
  • Type II settings apply to skiers who do not meet all the descriptions of Type I or Type III classifications

Type III Skier (Advanced)

Aggressive skiing at higher visual indicator settings

  • Prefer fast speeds
  • Prefer steep terrain
  • Receive higher-than-average visual indicator settings (this may reduce the likelihood of release in a fall in order to reduce the risk of inadvertent binding release)
  • Type III+ settings apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings higher than settings for a Type III skier