Longest Run: 2000′. The same trails serviced by the Summit Quad Chairlift can be accessed via this lift. The snowmaking fleet is dominated by SMI Polecats and Wizzards, as well as Areco fan guns. Anyone who is interested in visiting Victory Hill can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. Signature Trail: Grand slalom. Catamount Receives Town Permit for New Lift, Lodge - Aug. 22, 2018 Capital improvements are already underway following the acquisition of the area by the owners of Berkshire East. If you're waiting for a powder day at Berkshire East, then you might have a long wait. Arguably the best in Massachusetts; certainly the best all-seasons resort with skiing. The trails are generally gentle, but there are a few short but very steep drops that will give even the best skiers a thrill. Berkshire East, Charlemont • 400 skiable acres on 1,180′ vertical Specs: Summit elevation: 1840′; Base elevation: 660′. 5 skiable acres on 100′ vertical 2 surface lifts. Annual Snowfall: 65″. Current management soon took over and began a steady series of investments. Snowmaking: 95%. In 2014, the Summit Triple lift (1995) was replaced by a brand new SkyTrac quad chairlift with a moving carpet loading area. The following is a list of ski areas in New England by vertical drop. Snowmaking: 80%. Terrain Mix: 30-35-35. Uphill Capacity: 4000/hr. Think of Berkshire East as a slightly smaller big ski area. A big Thank you to Alana and Hanna for making it possible for a fun day! This lift also includes a loading carpet which increases the overall speed of the lift. Annual Snowfall: 50″. Terrain Mix: 34-33-33. As of 2008, the ski area has 45 trails and five lifts, in addition to the tubing slope and lift. Bousquet, Pittsfield â¢ 200 skiable acres (!?) Unless otherwise noted, vertical drop figures are from Verticalfeet.com. In 1995, the first Mueller double chairlift was replaced with a Poma triple chairlift. Signature Trail: Slalom. Hotshots will want to head elsewhere, wanderers will last half a day, and everybody else will have a thoroughly great time with usually some outstanding conditions. In 2008, Berkshire East replaced a novice handle tow with a magic carpet lift. Slough, Berkshire, UK. The SKInny: Although an intermediate skier’s area, Wachusett is easily the best skiing in Eastern Mass. As one of the old-line ski areas, it’s a “must ski.” Brick south-east elevation. Unless otherwise noted, vertical drop figures are from Verticalfeet.com. 7 Lifts: 4 doubles, 1 j-bar, 2 handle tows. Terrain Mix: 30-40-30. I’ve knocked a third off the price of some tickets. BERKSHIRE EAST MOUNTAIN. Beyond that, Mount Snow is easy to reach as well. Summit Elevation: 1840′ Vertical Drop: 1180′ Acreage: 180 Number of Trails: 45 30% 35% 30% 5% Number of Lifts: 6 (2 Quads, 1 Triple, 1 Double, 2 Surface Lifts) Night Skiing: Yes (18 Trails) Berkshire East is a underrated small New England mountain. Snowmaking: 80%. The custom route elevation is created when you use the distance calculator to draw a line. You, or more accurately your automobile, just did most of the elevation … The SKInny: This is a local, park-owned/contractor-operated ski area that is — believe it or not — located within the 128 Boston Beltway. Yet it isn’t just a lame hill for families; it’s got a terrific race program, and quite a few trails winding here and there to stimulate most skiers. 4 Lifts: 1 triple, 1 t-bar, 2 handle tows. Terrain Mix: 40-50-10. Terrain Mix: 10-80-10. Season: usually Thanksgiving weekend through late March. Season: Weather permitting; weekends and holidays only. Unclear whether the rope tow is still operational; may be a walk-up. Berkshire East is one of the better mid-sized mountains on the east coast. Tickets for the winter ski season are on sale now at Berkshire East Mountain Resort. This addition, makes Berkshire East the first ski area in the world to be 100% powered by onsite renewable energy. King of the hill of small ski ares.Â Update:Â Ski Blandford will not open this season.Â Unconfirmed scuttlebutt is that the lifts need servicing. Bobcat Magic Carpet - services the Bobcat novice slope. Nickname: B’East, Beast. Night skiing: until 10:00 pm nightly. One of the advantages to club-owned properties is that the skiing is more important than squeezing out every last dollar. Longest Run: 3,000′. Berkshire East Ski Resort is a medium-sized alpine ski area in the northeastern United States, located in the Berkshires on Mount Institute in Charlemont and Hawley, Massachusetts. The slope is certainly still skiable. Uphill Capacity: 1500/hr. Terrain Mix: 20-47-33. Great skiing when it’s open; beautiful trails cut through the woods. Most skiers coming up from the New York metro area drive past this mountain on their way to New York. Quad chair is best for avoiding the snowboard set. Berkshire East is an old-school gem but with modern facilities, a great snow making system, first class grooming, and all operated by awesome people. Longest Run: 5,280′. Otis Ridge, Otis â¢ 60 skiable acres on 400′ vertical Snowmaking: 100%. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. The above table gives the weather forecast for Berkshire East at the specific elevation of 381 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Berkshire East.To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. Best for newbies and novices, and families looking for a low-cost, low-stress day of skiing. I took my two kids to do the coaster and booked online for a slot between 2-3 pm. Our community is made up of long time locals, first timers, and folks looking to escape the overcrowded mess of northern mountains, but don't want to … Season: usually December through mid March. One of the home counties, Berkshire was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle, and letters patent were issued in 1974. The Berkshires topography gradually diminishes in profile and elevation from west to east and from north to south, except where rivers have cut deep gorges and sharp bluff faces into the Berkshire … The problem is lack of water supply; the town of Canton water utility is always the biggest creditor, and winds up shutting down its best recreational outlet. Butternut, Great Barrington â¢ 110 skiable acres on 1000′ vertical When you’re tired of the hotshots, the lines, and the $6/slice pizza, Bousquet is the place to go. 5 Lifts: 2 quads, 1 triple, 2 rope tows, 1 magic carpet. Specs: Summit elevation: 1875′; Base elevation: 1125′. Note that hunting is allowed on the 944-acre reserve and dogs, under immediate control, are welcome. Summit Quad Chairlift - serves all abilities, including an array of expert trails, the intermediate Mohawk, and the beginner Outback complex. Annual Snowfall: 55″. 8 Lifts: 1 quad, 1 triple, 4 doubles, 1 poma, 1 rope tow. Specs: Summit elevation: 1685′; Base elevation: 1220′. Terrain Mix: 25-50-25. Berkshire East is a underrated small New England mountain. Night skiing. Annual Snowfall: 75″. Institute in the mid-1950s when Arthur Parker opened a small rope tow operation. Specs: Summit elevation: 1548′; Base elevation: 1300′. The SKInny: It’s all about the condos. Intermediates can do a multi-day thing here with no problem. Worst experience of COVID summer. The SKInny: Alright. This lift typically operates in early/late season and as an overflow lift. Uphill Capacity: 6,000/hr. (Favorite oxymoron: Good Government) The current operator is Ragged Mountain, a successful New Hampshire ski area. Timber frame and render infill to south-west and north-west. - See 113 traveler reviews, 36 candid photos, and great deals for Charlemont, MA, at Tripadvisor. The SKInny: If you’d like to trying state-of-the-art skiing circa 1977, you can do it at Catamount. It is a historic town, situated to the west of the Thames Valley and established in the early Middle Ages. Berkshire East will be open on Thursday Jan 7th from 9:00am - 9:00pm. The atmosphere at Bousquet is typical of a traditional old-timey New England ski area…mainly because it is an old-timey New England ski area. Annual Snowfall: 83″. The world needs more of these. 9 Lifts: 3 triples, 1 double, 5 surface lifts. Berkshire Berkshire is a county in the South East region of England, located immediately to the west of London.Whilst its proximity to the capital and its own centres of commerce ensure a large and affluent population, Berkshire still possesses much rural scenery, including long stretches of the River Thames. In 2007, Berkshire East expanded operations beyond skiing and snowboarding by opening a snow tubing slope, serviced by a magic carpet surface lift. Snowmaking: 100%. Berkshire East is a small resort located in the heart of Massachusetts (US). Signature Trail: The Hornet. And you ought to do it every year you are fortunate enough to be visiting this planet, otherwise these operations have a bad habit of becoming condos, shopping malls, golf courses, etc. 5 Lifts: 1 double, 3 surface lifts, 1 magic carpet. Wanderers will be better off here than a lot of places, but won’t be thrilled. 50 skiable acres on 300′ vertical Berkshire East, a family run resort located in Western Massachusetts, has been offering 35 years of quality skiing and snowboarding at affordable prices. Season: usually December through late March. Only 4.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Berkshire East to score that one great day. Berkshire East is a small resort located in the heart of Massachusetts (US). Well-established; excellent reputation as small hills go. I’ve used this service many times, but again, ONLY when I am absolutely certain I will be skiing on a specific date. Ragged seems to be emphasizing snowboarding and tubing at Blue Hills, which sounds like a good way to save this area. Due to weather and other difficulties, it closed after one short season. Hotshots will enjoy showing off to the crowd, but that’s about it. Nickname: Shoba! Turning left, then, you begin to gain a bit of elevation, passing a striking pair of sugar maples and boulders. The sticking point is that some ski resorts only make a limited number of tickets available to Liftopia for any given day, so they might be sold out if you wait too long…so, as soon as you are absolutely, positively sure that you will be skiing on a certain day, click this link to get deeply discounted tickets. You need to have access to a printer to print out your receipt, and you have to take identification with you to the mountain. Uphill Capacity: 11,600/hr. Close-in parking is great. East Ilsley and the Ridgeway Walk is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near East Ilsley, Berkshire, England that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. Uphill Capacity: 3000/hr. This page was last edited on 7 January 2021, at 02:40. The now-paved Mohawk Trail crosses the Berkshires—the Hoosac Range on the east and the Taconic Range on the west. Vertical Rise: 1180 ft: Base Elevation: 660 ft: Summit Elevation: 1840 ft: Number of Trails: 52: Number of Lift: 6: Skiable Acres: 162: Longest Run: n/a While this ski area is mostly suited for intermediate skiers an d snowboarders, there are some beginner and advanced runs. The SKInny: Fun, little local ski area. It’s a small area, with a LOT of trails running here and there to make the most out of the mountain. Summit Elevation: 1840′ Vertical Drop: 1180′ Acreage: 180 Number of Trails: 45 30% 35% 30% 5% Number of Lifts: 6 (2 Quads, 1 Triple, 1 Double, 2 Surface Lifts) Night Skiing: Yes (18 Trails) Berkshire East has been known to have challenging black diamond terrain. Annual Snowfall: 50″ (!?). Senator Ted Kennedy. Search by Name, Elevation, County, Quadrangle. Nickname: Wa Wa. Annual Snowfall: 85″. Especially those from Connecticut would be better off making a day trip here than spending the weekend in southern Vermont. It has mixed terrain from beginner to expert level ability: 30% beginner runs, 35% intermediate, 30% advanced, and 5% expert runs. Appears to be more than one “official” website; if the link above does not work, click here. Today's forecast is for partly sunny skies and a high of 36 degrees. Lots of trails, wanderers and hotshots will be ok here. Berkshire East and Catamount have announced they are closed for the season to help contain the spread of the virus. While this ski area is mostly suited for intermediate skiers an d snowboarders, there are some beginner and advanced runs. on 750′ vertical In 2011, the ski area added a PowerWind 56 900 kWh wind turbine. Berkshire (/ ˈ b ɑː r k ʃ ɪər,-ʃ ər / BARK-shər, -sheer; in the 17th century sometimes spelt phonetically as Barkeshire; abbreviated Berks.) This ski resort is in Charlesmont, Massachusetts and will be about an hour from most of our apartments in Massachusetts. Season: usually December through mid March. 5 Lifts: 1 double, 1 t-bar, 3 rope tows. Mountain Information Statistics 1,068 FT BASE ELEVATION 1,818 FT PEAK ELEVATION 750 FT VERTICAL DROP Bousquet Ski Area is a 200-acre ski area in Pittsfield, MA, nestled within the Berkshires cultural region. Lift Tickets at Discount: This is a “clearinghouse” of sorts that many ski areas use to raise cash by selling discount tickets in advance, called Liftopia. Lower Competition With a short double chair in the beginner area, two base-to-summit triple chairs for advanced skiers, and a quad servicing intermediate terrain, Berkshire East has lifts to get to all types of terrain, and there is a lot of it! Specs: One rope tow at this municipally-operated slope. Snowmaking: 93%. Annual Snowfall: 70″. Uphill Capacity: 6200/hr. Adult annual membership here is less than a day of skiing at a big resort…get the picture? Mountain Top Triple Chairlift - serves all abilities as well reaching to the top of the mountain slightly beyond the Summit Triple lift. The quad chair replaced the former summit triple and opened the 2014/2015 ski season. Longest Run: 10,560′. Berkshire East offers about 1000 feet of true (non-inflated) vertical drop, with about 200 acres (0.8 km2) of skiable terrain. Longest Run: 7890′. As Blandford emphasizes learning and intermediate skiing, the hotshot will feel out of place, but the wanderer will do as well here as at any 500′ vertical; lots of ground to cover with two “summit” areas and plenty of trail options. Free stickers are back! A Few Words On The Snow. East Garston Ditch is a presumed Bronze Age linear feature crossing the Wessex Downland. Longest Run: 13,200′. Nashoba Valley, Westford â¢ 59 skiable acres on 240′ vertical ... Next I tracked down former Berkshire Eagle editor Don MacGillis of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It has mixed terrain from beginner to expert level ability: 30% beginner runs, 35% intermediate, 30% advanced, and 5% expert runs. Unfortunately these “town tows” are a vanishing breed. While the resort is fairly small, with only 400 acres and 6 ski lifts, it does cover a decent 1180 feet vertical. Night Skiing: M-W-F-Sa. The new lift will run at a faster speed than typical fixed grip lifts with a moving carpet that moves skiers into the loading area and assists with loading onto the faster moving chairs. The custom route elevation is created when you use the distance calculator (above) to draw a line. By 1975, Berkshire East was bankrupt and outdated with two partially installed chairlifts and two antiquated Mueller chairlifts. Longest Run: 5280′. Specs: Summit elevation: 1600′; Base elevation: 1300′. Specs: Summit elevation: 2380′; Base elevation: 1250′. Annual Snowfall: 98″. Berkshire East Mountain has about 1,840 feet in elevation, 180 acres of skiable area, and 45 trails. Blue Hills, Canton â¢ 60 skiable acres on 309′ vertical The resort features a vertical drop of 750 feet, twenty-four trails, two lifts, two magic carpets, one terrain park, and 85% snow-making coverage. 4 Lifts: 3 doubles, 1 rope tow. Heck, it skis bigger than a lot of mountains with 1,000′ vert. So Bousquet is a bit neglected by New Englanders and unknown to New Yorkers, but it shouldn’t be. In 2009, Berkshire East announced the construction of multiple zip lines, creating a canopy tour business called Berkshire East Canopy Tours. Wilderness Peak Quad Chairlift - services beginner and intermediate terrain on the west side of the mountain, including the intermediate Wilderness Peak complex and the beginner Exhibition and Roundabout trails. Our community is made up of long time locals, first timers, and folks looking to escape the overcrowded mess of northern mountains, but don't want to … After driving 2.5 hours we arrived to a long line, more tickets being sold on the mountain and a ride that did not even open for service until 3:20 that day. A Hall double chairlift was added in 2001. Terrain Mix: 30-40-30. Season: usually December through late March/early April. Terrain Mix: 33-50-17. The first double chairlift, a Mueller, was installed for the grand re-opening 1961-62 season. Quick Colorado Cruise Guide for Intermediates & Young Families, click this link to get deeply discounted tickets, Weekend Highlighted by Openings, Speed Events, News Round Up — Openings Galore, Timberline to Reopen, Tribute to Snowboard Pioneer. In the past they’ve slugged along for a couple of years, filed bankruptcy, a new suitor steps in, until the cycle repeats itself. Sunrise Hill, North Attleboro â¢ 15 skiable acres on 140′ vertical Operations currently suspended Write it down on your short list…this is one terrific place that is worth the trip and should be considered a “must” for any old-school skier. Ski Bradford, Haverhill â¢ 48 skiable acres on 248′ vertical While this ski area is mostly suited for intermediate skiers an d snowboarders, there are some beginner and advanced runs. The latitude and longitude coordinates of Victory Hill are 42.4686955, -73.2301042 and the approximate elevation is 1,230 feet (375 meters) above sea level. Snowmaking: 100%. Snowmaking: none. With a peak elevation of 1719.2 ft it offers skiers and snowboarders a 1181.1 ft vertical drop. Berkshire East will be open on Thursday Jan 7th from 9:00am - 9:00pm. Bousquet is one of the best mountains I’ve seen for families, not only in New England, but nationwide. Berkshire East Mountain ski resort is located in Massachusetts, United States. Night Skiing: W-Th-F-Sa. Season: usually December through late March/early April. Uphill Capacity: 11,000/hr. The SKInny: Here’s a nice alternative for a lot of skiers bound for Mt. Liftlines are virtually nonexistent, slopes are uncrowded. Specs: Classic j-bar tow at this municipally-operated slope. Explore dates, rates, packages, discounts, and more to get your adventure started. Although mountain ops is meticulous about grooming, they leave the sides of some trails alone for anyone who wants to bump up a bit. While the resort is fairly small, with only 400 acres and 6 ski lifts, it does cover a decent 1180 feet vertical.  It boasts nearly 4.5 miles (7.2 km) of zip lines, and features two of the longest zip lines in the United States with X1, and X2. When conditions are “on” you don’t need to be anywhere else, period. Night Skiing: Mon-Sat. So why is it so empty? Season: usually mid November through late March/early April. Specs: Summit elevation: 2000′; Base elevation: 1000′. Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 501 ft Route type Loop. Top Notch Double Chairlift - services the novice Top Notch slope. This 7 mile circuit lies within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, roughly 7 miles (12km) west of the River Thames at Goring-on-Thames. Specs: Summit elevation: 1700′; Base elevation: 1300′. Berkshire East is a small resort located in the heart of Massachusetts (US). Night Skiing. Strong “blues” skiers can cover the whole mountain. The ownership group struggled, trying a variety of ill-fated expansion plans. South-west elevation:- gabled Signature Trail: Outback. Numerous successful racers, ranging from Massachusetts high school state champions to United States Ski Team members have trained and raced at Berkshire East. How do Ski Resorts Decide on Closing Day? 8 Lifts: 2 triples, 2 t-bars, 4 rope tows. The SKInny: Skiing is taken seriously at this little area, with one of the finest learning programs in the nation. The SKInny: Your basic small suburban ski area. Wachusett, Princeton â¢ 105 skiable acres on 1000′ vertical Terrain Mix: 25-50-25. Terrain Mix: 36-36-28. In North Adams a natural bridge of… To get to Berkshire Natural Resources Council’s 219-acre Thomas & Palmer Brook Reserve, turn east on 23 from Route 7. Jiminy Peak is right nearby, and although it’s a lot more expensive, it has a lot more terrain and amenities. Night Skiing. Nothing too tough, but a good stop for Bostonians without enough time to hit the Berkshires. Organized skiing started on Mt. Slough is a large town in Berkshire, southern UK, situated about 20 miles west of the capital city center and a few miles east of Maidenhead. Night Skiing: Mon-Sat. Old tile roof, central brick chimney. In 2013, Berkshire East was given approval to build the longest Alpine Coaster in North America, and featured a mile (1.6 km) of steel track.. While the resort is fairly small, with only 400 acres and 6 ski lifts, it does cover a decent 1180 feet vertical. The snowmaking system is composed almost exclusively of fan guns. Today's forecast is for partly sunny skies and a high of 36 degrees. Good spot for the hotshot, semi-decent for the wanderer. Uphill Capacity: 10,075/hr. Then you take the tow back up the hill. The skiing is great at Jiminy; a great alternative to Hunter for the weekending New Yorker. Terrain Mix: 30-60-10. If you haven’t used this service, it is important to knowfor certain that you are going on a specific date. Berkshire East recently unveiled their 900kWh wind turbine that produces 100% of their annual electrical need, making them the first ski area in the United States to produce all of their electricity using an onsite, renewable source. Additionally, it is a frequent venue for ski mountaineering races. Signature Trail: The Chute. 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