Renowned for its Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, Notchview also entices year-round adventurers for hiking and bird watching.
With more than 3,000 acres of rolling terrain and miles of groomed ski trails, Notchview, a part of the Hoosac Range in the Berkshire Hills, offers an idyllic escape all year round—but especially in winter. Much of Notchview sits above 2,000 feet; Judge’s Hill, the highest point, is 2,297 feet. Most of the reservation is covered with a red spruce and northern hardwood forest.
Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Given size of reservation, allow a minimum of 3 hours. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing available early December to early April, daily, 8AM to 4:30PM.
Seventeen kilometers of trails are groomed and track-set for classical cross-country skiing; eight kilometers are groomed for skate skiing. A separate trail system is groomed for “skijoring,” or skiing with dogs.
You can also go off track and explore the backcountry, or snowshoe along the ski trails. During ski season, the Budd Visitor Center—named for Lieutenant Colonel Arthur D. Budd, who established Notch View Farm—provides food and beverages, equipment rentals, and a warm respite from the winter chill.
Off Season: Members: FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $2, Child (12 and under) FREE
Notchview is located is on the north side of Rt. 9 in Windsor. From the West: Follow Rt. 9 1 mi. past the Rt. 8A intersection. From the East: Follow Rt. 9 3.5 mi. beyond the Windsor–Cummington town line.
Notchview is a large reservation – to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit, please:
Notchview is a spectacular setting for your wedding. We can accommodate outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions for groups of up to 400 people. Please email NotchviewEventRentals@thetrustees.org for more information.
Printed trail maps are distributed free from the visitor center and bulletin board outside the visitor center. One map is for hiking (spring, summer, fall) and the other is for cross-country skiing, ski skating, and snow shoeing (winter). Please understand that supplies periodically run out. We recommend that you download a trail map before you visit.
Rules for Skiing at Notchview Reservation
Choose from one of many perfect winter spots for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing this winter.
Make sure you're ready to hit the trail when the snow flies with our Notchview Season Ski Pass.
When the temperature drops the action heats up at Notchview! Get a membership for free cross-country skiing and snowshoeing all day, every day.
Winding stone walls and lonely cellar holes tell tales of the hope and disappointment that European settlers dealt with as they cleared this rugged upland to farm during the early 19th century. Rocky soils and a short growing season ultimately discouraged efforts to cultivate these lands, and by 1900, the farms within Notchview were consolidated into larger estates.
Winter Wonderland! Snow conditions here are good even when you may not have any snow out your window! which is the case this year (2020), grass at my house but 15" of snow here. Trails for all abilities and the grooming is top notch.
– John D, Trip Advisor
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