Berkshires' best location
We reached the resort at 2 am on August 2, 2008 after a border crossing that consumed our 6 hours due to long weekend rush.
The unit given to us was smaller from what we are used to booking, but very well decorated. There was 1 bedroom and children had to do with sleeping in the living room. They did not complain though.
Staying at this resort enabled us to enjoy several touristic attractions in Berkshires - scenic view drives (The Mohawk Trail was awesome), pontoon boating, canoeing, hiking and trekking in state parks and state forests, learning about the good old days at Hancock Shakers Village, Chesterwood, and Berkshires Museum, shopping in the cities of Lee (Prime Outlet Mall was superb), Pittsfield and Willamstown, where we found one Indian restaurant that catered to our longing for ethnic food around that time. Its all about location, location, location. Jiminy Peak Activities are only 1 km away. Many excellent restaurants and touristic destinations are located in nearby Lansborough, Hancock, and Pittsfield. We have not been able to participate in so many activities during 1 stay at a resort as in this one.
The resort has many in-house facilities too - Pool (Indoor/Outdoor), Children's Pool, Exercise Equipment, Playground.
Enjoying Jiminy Peak Mountain Activities
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is the largest ski and snowboard resort in southern New England, summer home to Mountain Adventure Park and the only mountain resort in North America to generate its own energy using alternative wind power.
The activities here reminded us of our Mount-Tremblant activities in Quebec. Here are some of the activities that we indulged in.
The Alpine Super Slide (picture # 1): This slide allows you to coast at your own speed through tunnels, dips, curves and turns on one of two identical tracks. Needless to mention, we had couple of interesting races between family members.
Jiminy's Mountain Coaster (picture # 2) is the only one of it's kind on the East Coast. Popular in Europe, the Coaster is thousands of feet of twisting, turning fun through the woods! You control your speed so you may take a leisurely ride or get your thrills at speeds up to 23 mph.
Push the Giant Swing (picture # 3) higher – a screamalicious delight unlike any swing you've been on before, as you arc high into the sky with three of your friends!
Scenic Rides: Ride to the summit of Jiminy Peak on the region's only six-passenger chairlift. At the top, you will be dazzled by unique and spectacular views of Mount Greylock and the Jericho Valley. After enjoying the views and exploring the summit board the Express for the descent back to the base area. Since the rides are open on weekends and holidays, we were not able to avail them.
Other activities for children: Euro-Bungi Trampoline, the Rope Harness, Rock climbing wall, mini-golf, spider web, bouncy bounce.
Storm approaching over Jiminy Peak
Is that Eddie Murphy or is it Eeyore?