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“Lots of fun at this lovely mountain”

Berkshire East Ski Resort
Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Charlemont
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Berkshire East Ski Area, part of Berkshire East Mountain Resort, features great skiing on 42 trails, 4 aerial lifts, 2 surface lifts and about 1000' of vertical. We have a high quality snowmaking system operated with folks who know how to use it. 3 Lodges, a Children's Center, Ski and Snowboard School, a well regarded racing program, which are all powered by onsite renewable energy. We also are home to: 1) Berkshire East Canopy Tours 2) Berkshire Whitewater 3) The Thunderbolt Mountain Coaster 4) Thunder Mountain Bike Park 5) The Crazy Horse Bar and Grill, additional restaurant and meeting space, fully optimized for mountain weddings.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Norfolk
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“Lots of fun at this lovely mountain”
Reviewed 19 January 2011

I visited Berkshire East for the first time with my teenaged son over the MLK holiday weekend, expecting the inevitable crowds that I'm used to at other ski resorts on holidays. They had received over a foot of snow earlier in the week so the conditions were excellent, yet there were NO CROWDS. The resort was just beautiful - not glitzy and definitely a bit on the older side - but the setting is spectacular; the trails were many and varied and the conditions were as good as I've seen anywhere. For 2 days of skiing there were basically no lift lines, or at most a 3 minute wait for the most popular lift. Given that I was expecting a relatively smaller resort, I was pleasantly surprised that you can have some decently long runs. This is not an especially challenging mountain for the adrenaline black diamond junkies, but there are enough steep and bumpy slopes and places for jumping to keep my son interested. The easier slopes were very wide so that good skiiers can easily get by the beginners. We had a super 2 days on the slopes. The rental facility was fine; the cafeteria/grill not fancy but very good; and the staff was helpful and friendly. Very good experience overall.

Visited January 2011
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