|Elevation||1,538 ft (469 m)|
Mount Institute was named by Horace Mann when he had an educational institute in Charlemont that overlooked the mountain.
In 1953, Arthur Parker started a small ski area called Thunder Mountain on the northwestern slope. The rope tow served ski area would by closed by 1954.
Parker reopened a greatly expanded Thunder Mountain Ski Area in 1961, served by a double chairlift.
- Mt. Institute Before Skiing - SkiBerkshireEast.com