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"...arguably the coziest place to cross country ski in the Berkshires..." Chris Newbound Berkshire Magazine

"... Snowshoe Plus." Patricia Harris and David Lyon Boston Globe

  • New XC Honeycrisp trail designed by biathlon Olympian John Morton
  • Rossignol cross country ski rentals
  • State of the art PistenBully snow groomer
  • Lessons by appointment by PSIA Instructors (scroll to bottom)
  • Monthly full moon snowshoe trek & bonfire including wine tasting!
       Cross country ski and snowshoe with some of the best views of the Berkshires at Hilltop Orchards

100% of trails are groomed for both classic and skating-style skiing and snowshoeing - great for beginners and intermediates. A total of 5.9k and 3.7 miles including wooded country trails to challenge more experienced skiers.


Join our guided moonlight snowshoe treks -

bonfire, entertainment and winetasting included!



Experience the quiet beauty of moonlit snow on a guided trek.

The cost is $10 and includes the guided showshoe trek, bonfire, entertainment and wine tasting of up to six different Furnace Brook wines. A special package price with snowshoe rental is $25 (a $5 savings on the rental).

This interactive journey incorporates Native American traditions relating to moonlight.

Warm up by the bonfire or inside by the fireplace. The Farm Winery Store has hot cocoa, warm cider, delicious artisan cheeses and fresh baked goods.

  moonlight snowshoe trek

Dates are on Saturdays, weather permitting - see EVENTS page dates and times.

Adults 21 and over please.

Register in advance -

call 413- 698-3301or email winemaker@furnacebrookwinery.com


John Morton, a seven-time participant in the Winter Olympics as an athlete, coach and leader of the U.S. Biathlon Team, visited us on Jan. 9, 2010 for the Grand Opening Celebration of the new trails he designed (the Johnny Mash I and II).

Read the interview published in the Berkshire Eagle.


Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe

The scenic 20-mile views into the southern Berkshires are breathtaking and the woodland trails are a delight for more adventurous skiers. Call ahead and check this web site for daily updates of snow conditions.

Trails Fees: $15 for adults $12 children 12 and under. $1 off for seniors (no charge for guests of our Garden Gables Inn) - a season pass is $125 for adults and $75 for children 12 and under. Half days start at 2pm and are $12 for adults and $10 for children.

Guided Full Moon Snowshoe and bonfire: $10 for adults (these night time treks are for adults 21 and over please).

Equipment: We have snowshoe rentals on-site for $20 and new Rossignol cross country skis available to rent for $20.

Seasons Pass: $125 for adults and $75 for children 12 and under.

Hilltop Orchards welcomes skiers and non-skiers alike, the Barrel Room has comfy leather couches, a huge natural stone fireplace and LCD/ TV. Warm up with some hot chocolate or cider after you ski or just relax by the fire with a glass of wine.

  We rent Yukon snowshoes  
snow grooming at Hilltop Orchards, the Berkshires
Snowshoe and cross-country trail map at Hilltop Orchards, the Berkshires

Our professional snow grooming equipment ensures welcoming trails.

Below - warm up by the fire. Free wine tasting.


                                      HILLTOP NORDIC CENTER

Guided Skiing and Lessons

Russ Myer, Hilltop Operations Coordinator, and his team offer PSIA certified instruction.

Our instructors will asses your ability and goals to offer the right instruction for you. Hilltop Nordic Center Is a perfect place for beginners to learn to ski or for intermediate skiers
who want to tune up there skills!


Please contact us by email winemaker@furnacebrookwinery.com or phone (800-833-6274) with any inquiries about lessons or guided back country skiing or snowshoeing.


Cross Country Lessons

Learn to ski or perfect your technique:

Cross Country   

$45 per hour private

$65 semi-private (cost for two people

Group Lesson $25 each per hour (2 or more)

Group lessons Sat. & Sun. 10AM & 2PM, Private and semi private lessons all other times…advance registration is encouraged for all lesson appts?


Guided snowshoe or ski tours:

Private Tours     

$70 for 1.5 hrs.

$60 for 1 hr.

Group rate $25 p/p for 1 hr. (3 or more)        

Stay and ski, trail fee is $15 or $12 if 2pm or later.

Russ Myer