A truly remarkable feat, Jiminy Peak—the first mountain resort in the U.S. to have installed a wind turbine—now receives 100% of its electricity from renewable sources like alternative wind power. Its green efforts also extend to hundreds of energy-efficient snow guns, LED lights to guide skiers on night trails, and electric car charging stations. With 45 trails and nine lifts, Jiminy Peak is among the largest of New England’s ski resorts, with a vertical drop of 1,150 feet. Lessons are available for skiers at all levels; snowshoeing trails for six miles; and mountain coaster off-ski rides to twist and turn through a 3,600 foot pathway—all amid the gorgeous scenery of the Berkshires.
Where to eat and drink: Jiminy Peak Area Dining
Distance from NYC: 3 hours, 30 minutes