Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
83 Old Route 9, Windsor, MA 01226
The Notchview Reservation is in Windsor, MA on 3,200 acres in scenic forest and open meadows in the Hoosac Range. This western Massachusetts area has wildlife, red spruce and northern hardwood forest and it reaches an elevation as high as 2,297 feet at Judge's Hill.
There are 17 km of groomed and tracked trails for classic skiing and 12 km groomed for skating. Snowshoers may use the sides of the trails as well as a separate snowshoe trail. In addition, there is a trail and wooded area specifically for kids and a separate trail for skijourers (skiers with harnessed dogs). There are also two shelters along the trails.
The Budd Visitor Center is heated and has seating, a waxing area, rental equipment for XC skis and snowshoes, public restrooms, and Café service. Soups, sandwiches, baked goods and hot and cold beverages are available.
The trails are open daily from 8 AM – 5:00 PM. Group lessons are scheduled for Saturday or Sunday at 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM. Lessons are also availble at 1:00 PM, however, individuals are required to register for this session by noon. Skating, advanced, or private lessons are available by appointment.
Adults trail fees are $15 per day and children aged 6-12 are $6. Seniors or full time high school or college students are $13. Members of the Trustees ski for free on weekdays including holidays and receive 50% off the nonmember price on weekends - adults are $8, children $3 and seniors/students are $6.50.
Info about becoming a member of the Trustees and/or obtaining a season pass are asked to stop by the ticket desk at Notchview.
Group lessons for non Trustee members are $25 for a one hour lesson. Trustee member lessons are $20 for a one hour group lesson. Private or individual lessons are $50 for on hour and $45 for a member of the Trustees.
Ski rental equipment packages are $20 for adults and $15 for kids aged 6-12. Snowshoe rentals are $9 for adults and $5 for kids aged 6-12.
Directions: From Northampton take Route 9 west to the town of Windsor. Notchview is located on the north side of Route 9 approximately 4 miles after entering the town of Windsor. From Pittsfield, MA take Route 9, east to the town of Windsor. Notchview is located on the north side of Route 9 approximately 1 miles past the intersection of Route 9 and Route 8A.
The Notchview Reservation is property of the Trustees of Reservations founded in 1891 to preserve for public use, enjoyment, historic, and ecologically significant properties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. CCSAA member.