Tell everyone that you're a ski bum... send your name and address to sticker@skibum.net, Ski Tune Up Guide: Waxing, Ptexing, Maintenance and More. In 2003, the second Mueller double chairlift was replaced with a Borvig-Leitner quad chairlift. Well-established; excellent reputation as small hills go. The same trails serviced by the Summit Quad Chairlift can be accessed via this lift. Note that hunting is allowed on the 944-acre reserve and dogs, under immediate control, are welcome. Mt. Chapel Row, West Berkshire, South East England Elevation on Map - 3.57 km/2.22 mi - Chapel Row on map Elevation : 108 meters / 354.33 feet . 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. 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. Good old fashioned New England skiing: A combination of narrow trails, chutes, glades, and a few wide open meadows. South-west elevation:- gabled Blue Hills, Canton • 60 skiable acres on 309′ vertical Snowmaking: 100%. It’s a small area, with a LOT of trails running here and there to make the most out of the mountain. Season: usually December through mid March. While this ski area is mostly suited for intermediate skiers an d snowboarders, there are some beginner and advanced runs. Butternut, Great Barrington • 110 skiable acres on 1000′ vertical Night Skiing. Berkshire East Canopy Tours is one of the largest zip lines companies in North America. I took my two kids to do the coaster and booked online for a slot between 2-3 pm. The SKInny: Here’s a nice alternative for a lot of skiers bound for Mt. 7 Lifts: 4 doubles, 1 j-bar, 2 handle tows. The SKInny: Skiing is taken seriously at this little area, with one of the finest learning programs in the nation. 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 Bousquet, Pittsfield • 200 skiable acres (!?) Wanderers will be better off here than a lot of places, but won’t be thrilled. Berkshire East and Catamount have announced they are closed for the season to help contain the spread of the virus. 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. Close-in parking is great. The SKInny: Although an intermediate skier’s area, Wachusett is easily the best skiing in Eastern Mass. Beyond that, Mount Snow is easy to reach as well. Nickname: The Cat. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Signature Trail: War Dance. If you haven’t used this service, it is important to knowfor certain that you are going on a specific date. Berkshire East offers about 1000 feet of true (non-inflated) vertical drop, with about 200 acres (0.8 km2) of skiable terrain. Longest Run: 3000′. When you’re tired of the hotshots, the lines, and the $6/slice pizza, Bousquet is the place to go. Especially those from Connecticut would be better off making a day trip here than spending the weekend in southern Vermont. Longest Run: 3,000′. 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. 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 … C14 with C18 refronting and C19 and C20 extensions. 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. ... Next I tracked down former Berkshire Eagle editor Don MacGillis of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Sunrise Hill, North Attleboro • 15 skiable acres on 140′ vertical Operations currently suspended Open sporadically, some years not at all. Season: usually mid November through late March/early April. Maybe not a multi-day area but it will definitely be one of your favorite single days. The highest elevation along I-90 is in South Dakota, at 1,729 feet (5 feet higher). Specs: Summit elevation: 1685′; Base elevation: 1220′. Fully recommend. Parking is right there, the lodge is comfortable with lots of history, and the only thing more enjoyable than the lounge is the skiing. Worst experience of COVID summer. Plus you can find plenty of tree skiing on the east side if that’s what you’re interested in. Free stickers are back! Uphill Capacity: 10,075/hr. While this ski area is mostly suited for intermediate skiers an d snowboarders, there are some beginner and advanced runs. Liftlines are virtually nonexistent, slopes are uncrowded. 5 Lifts: 1 quad, 1 Triple, 2 doubles, 1 j-bar, 1 rope tow. Most skiers coming up from the New York metro area drive past this mountain on their way to New York. Night skiing. Signature Trail: The Chute. Specs: Summit elevation: 1700′; Base elevation: 1300′. To get to Berkshire Natural Resources Council’s 219-acre Thomas & Palmer Brook Reserve, turn east on 23 from Route 7. Jiminy Peak has a self-contained resort with ski services and a country inn providing on slope lodging for the weekend, you can walk to the lifts, the skier services and ski lessons.The ski resort is modest in size, but efficient and well-organized. (Now at Catamount Mountain Resort in Egremont, Massachusetts). Although mountain ops is meticulous about grooming, they leave the sides of some trails alone for anyone who wants to bump up a bit. Blandford, Blandford • 158 skiable acres on 525′ vertical • NON OPERATIONAL 2017-2018 SEASON Berkshire East will be open on Thursday Jan 7th from 9:00am - 9:00pm. Snowmaking: 100%. Think of Berkshire East as a slightly smaller big ski area. Top Notch Double Chairlift - services the novice Top Notch slope. Click here to change selection criteria View Berkshire County Map Total records: 207 Annual Snowfall: 83″. Specs: Summit elevation: 2000′; Base elevation: 1000′. The custom route elevation is created when you use the distance calculator (above) to draw a line. 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. East Garston Ditch is a presumed Bronze Age linear feature crossing the Wessex Downland. 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 … Snowmaking: 93%. Annual Snowfall: 55″. Signature Trail: Outback. It has mixed terrain from beginner to expert level ability: 30% beginner runs, 35% intermediate, 30% advanced, and 5% expert runs. 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. The SKInny: This is a local, park-owned/contractor-operated ski area that is — believe it or not — located within the 128 Boston Beltway. […] Annual Snowfall: 100″. 9 Lifts: 3 triples, 1 double, 5 surface lifts. Berkshire East and Thunder Mountain have both been known for strong racing programs. Season: usually November through late March/early April. Terrain Mix: 25-50-25. …Connecticut River valley and the Berkshire Hills. Season: usually December through mid March. 2 surface lifts. A good family hike. is a county in south-East England. Ragged seems to be emphasizing snowboarding and tubing at Blue Hills, which sounds like a good way to save this area. The snowmaking system is composed almost exclusively of fan guns. Annual Snowfall: 70″. Berkshire East, Charlemont • 400 skiable acres on 1,180′ vertical Snowmaking: none. Berkshire East frequently hosts USSA and MIAA slalom and giant slalom championship races. Annual Snowfall: 50″. The SKInny: Blandford is operated by the Springfield Ski Club, and is about 20 miles west of Springfield. Senator Ted Kennedy. 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. Nickname: B’East, Beast. Signature Trail: The Hornet. Nickname: Shoba! Parker spent the balance of the decade gathering investors for a much larger operation on the same mountain. Not every area participates, but it’s well worth checking if you’ve got a date nailed down. New ownership took over in late 1965, changing the name to Berkshire East at the end of the decade. The SKInny: Alright. Snowmaking: 100%. Annual Snowfall: 50″ (!?). Signature Trail: Grand slalom. When conditions are “on” you don’t need to be anywhere else, period. While the resort is fairly small, with only 400 acres and 6 ski lifts, it does cover a decent 1180 feet vertical. Berkshire (/ ˈ b ɑː r k ʃ ɪər,-ʃ ər / BARK-shər, -⁠sheer; in the 17th century sometimes spelt phonetically as Barkeshire; abbreviated Berks.) There is one trail called “Icicles” with a few rock drops and whatnot that briefly rivals Mad River Glen. Best for newbies and novices, and families looking for a low-cost, low-stress day of skiing. Blandford has one of the coolest bunny slopes around; a couple of trails with a quasi-glade. As one of the old-line ski areas, it’s a “must ski.” King of the hill of small ski ares.  Update:  Ski Blandford will not open this season.  Unconfirmed scuttlebutt is that the lifts need servicing. Uphill Capacity: 9600/hr. The majority of the land is either gallops or arable, although being chalk, the ploughed land seems just to grow flint. Uphill Capacity: 6200/hr. Longest Run: 13,200′. Night Skiing: Monday – Saturday. In 2007, Berkshire East expanded operations beyond skiing and snowboarding by opening a snow tubing slope, serviced by a magic carpet surface lift. 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. Longest Run: 2000′. Mountain Top Triple Chairlift - serves all abilities as well reaching to the top of the mountain slightly beyond the Summit Triple lift. Annual Snowfall: 50″. Wachusett, Princeton • 105 skiable acres on 1000′ vertical Annual Snowfall: 110″. Terrain Mix: 33-50-17. Arguably the best in Massachusetts; certainly the best all-seasons resort with skiing. Berkshire East can make snow on all of its trails. Most skiers coming up from the New York metro area drive past this mountain on their way to New York. 5 Lifts: 2 quads, 1 triple, 2 rope tows, 1 magic carpet. Terrain Mix: 36-36-28. 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. 8 Lifts: 2 triples, 2 t-bars, 4 rope tows. (Shh…don’t repeat that) Actually, it’s a decent mid-sized ski area; lots of variety, and the new lifts keep people moving up the mountain. It’s a throwback, with throwback equipment. This lift also includes a loading carpet which increases the overall speed of the lift. SU 3676 EAST GARSTON FRONT STREET (north-east side) 7/19 Mask Cottage. It is a historic town, situated to the west of the Thames Valley and established in the early Middle Ages. It has mixed terrain from beginner to expert level ability: 30% beginner runs, 35% intermediate, 30% advanced, and 5% expert runs. In 2011, the ski area added a PowerWind 56 900 kWh wind turbine. 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. Uphill Capacity: 3000/hr. Overall a good mid-sized mountain; outstanding considering its proximity to major population centers. Explore dates, rates, packages, discounts, and more to get your adventure started. Longest Run: 5280′. The enticement of a bazillion skiers located within a half hour has kept this place going, or should I say, keeps potential operators interested. This chair was previously the Diamond Express Double Chairlift which was upgraded in the 2009-2010 season. The following is a list of ski areas in New England by vertical drop. In North Adams a natural bridge of… [2] 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. There is a bench for taking in the subdued scenery. 50 skiable acres on 300′ vertical Night Skiing: Mon-Sat. 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 SKInny: Fun, little local ski area. Great skiing when it’s open; beautiful trails cut through the woods. Season: usually Thanksgiving weekend through late March. In the summer of 2014, the new mountain coaster was constructed, and that fall, construction began on a new downhill mountain bike park. The majority of the land is either gallops or arable, although being chalk, the ploughed land seems just to grow flint. Longest Run: 2000′. - See 113 traveler reviews, 36 candid photos, and great deals for Charlemont, MA, at Tripadvisor. Annual Snowfall: 65″. Timber frame and render infill to south-west and north-west. Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 51.510536, -0.595041. Annual Snowfall: 70″. 2 storeys. Night Skiing: M-W-F-Sa. Terrain Mix: 10-80-10. Snowmaking: 80%. Terrain Mix: 30-35-35. Tickets for the winter ski season are on sale now at Berkshire East Mountain Resort. The custom route elevation is created when you use the distance calculator to draw a line. 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. Search by Name, Elevation, County, Quadrangle. A fourth chairlift, an SLI, was also installed in the late 1970s. Berkshire East, Charlemont • 400 skiable acres on 1,180′ vertical Specs: Summit elevation: 1840′; Base elevation: 660′. Berkshire East is a underrated small New England mountain. Hotshots will enjoy showing off to the crowd, but that’s about it. Slough, Berkshire, UK. 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. In 2009, Berkshire East announced the construction of multiple zip lines, creating a canopy tour business called Berkshire East Canopy Tours. Berkshire East is one of the better mid-sized mountains on the east coast. Season: usually December through late March. Longest Run: 5,280′. Specs: Summit elevation: 440′; Base elevation: 200′. Quad chair is best for avoiding the snowboard set. 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. Nickname: Wa Wa. Bousquet is one of the best mountains I’ve seen for families, not only in New England, but nationwide. The 200 acres is a bit suspect, but I can tell you it does “ski bigger” than most mountains with a 750′ vertical. Ski Ward, Shrewsbury • 10 skiable acres on 210′ vertical Snowmaking: 90%. Bobcat Magic Carpet - services the Bobcat novice slope. The snowmaking fleet is dominated by SMI Polecats and Wizzards, as well as Areco fan guns. 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. Numerous successful racers, ranging from Massachusetts high school state champions to United States Ski Team members have trained and raced at Berkshire East. Nickname: Big Blue. Berkshire East Ski Resort In Charlemont, Massachusetts, southern New England's largest and most varied ski mountain located just off the scenic Mohawk Trail, offers 45 trails from beginner to extreme. 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.[3]. We will be open with 4 lifts and 12 trails with groomed conditions across the mountain. Today's forecast is for partly sunny skies and a high of 36 degrees. (Favorite oxymoron: Good Government) The current operator is Ragged Mountain, a successful New Hampshire ski area. This addition, makes Berkshire East the first ski area in the world to be 100% powered by onsite renewable energy. A Few Words On The Snow. 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. Terrain Mix: 30-40-30. Berkshire East is a small resort located in the heart of Massachusetts (US). Season: usually December through late March/early April. Night Skiing: Mon-Sat. Specs: Summit elevation: 1600′; Base elevation: 1300′. 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) Season: usually late November through mid March. Berkshire East is a underrated small New England mountain. This ski resort is in Charlesmont, Massachusetts and will be about an hour from most of our apartments in Massachusetts. Uphill Capacity: 4000/hr. 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. Intermediates can do a multi-day thing here with no problem. Specs: Summit elevation: 635′; Base elevation: 326′. The state’s highest point, 3,491 feet (1,064 metres), is Mount Greylock, on the Taconic side near Adams. The skiing is great at Jiminy; a great alternative to Hunter for the weekending New Yorker. Uphill Capacity: 5120/hr. Longest Run: 450′. A Hall double chairlift was installed in 1978. Specs: Summit elevation: 1840′; Base elevation: 660′. 5 skiable acres on 100′ vertical Specs: Summit elevation: 2006′; Base elevation: 990′. In the past they’ve slugged along for a couple of years, filed bankruptcy, a new suitor steps in, until the cycle repeats itself. Night Skiing. In 2010, the Diamond Express Hall double chairlift (1978) was replaced with a Poma triple chairlift. A Hall double chairlift was added in 2001. Uphill Capacity: 11,000/hr. Night Skiing: W-Th-F-Sa. Old tile roof, central brick chimney. Season: usually December through mid March. The SKInny: It’s all about the condos. 8 Lifts: 1 quad, 1 triple, 4 doubles, 1 poma, 1 rope tow. Brick south-east elevation. While the resort is fairly small, with only 400 acres and 6 ski lifts, it does cover a decent 1180 feet vertical. 8 Lifts: 1 sixpack, 2 quads, 3 triples, 1 double, 1 surface lift. Night skiing. Berkshire East, a family run resort located in Western Massachusetts, has been offering 35 years of quality skiing and snowboarding at affordable prices. Terrain Mix: 25-50-25. Nickname: The Nut, Catamount, South Egremont • 110 skiable acres on 1000′ vertical The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Snowmaking: 100%. Season: usually December through late March/early April. Especially those from Connecticut would be better off making a day trip here than spending the weekend in southern Vermont. Institute in the mid-1950s when Arthur Parker opened a small rope tow operation. In 1995, the first Mueller double chairlift was replaced with a Poma triple chairlift. Snowmaking: 100%. Berkshire East is currently the only alpine ski area in Franklin County open to the public. Berkshire East is a small resort located in the heart of Massachusetts (US). Today's forecast is for partly sunny skies and a high of 36 degrees. And the fact is that this is a real ski area, with real trails, and some challenging terrain. Otis Ridge, Otis • 60 skiable acres on 400′ vertical Terrain Mix: 30-60-10. Season: usually December through late March. 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. The deeply discounted tickets must be purchased in advance; generally up to two days out. Terrain Mix: 40-50-10. Snowmaking: 95%. It’s a lot like Mount Snow, except smaller, less pricey, less crowded. 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) 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! In 2008, Berkshire East replaced a novice handle tow with a magic carpet lift. Berkshire East will be open on Thursday Jan 7th from 9:00am - 9:00pm. How do Ski Resorts Decide on Closing Day? The SKInny: This is your typical good Berkshire ski area; a mid-sized mountain offering plenty for the average skier. Snow, Stratton, etc. Unless otherwise noted, vertical drop figures are from Verticalfeet.com. The quad chair replaced the former summit triple and opened the 2014/2015 ski season. 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. Specs: Summit elevation: 2380′; Base elevation: 1250′. 4 Lifts: 1 triple, 1 t-bar, 2 handle tows. Terrain Mix: 34-33-33. 4 Lifts: 3 doubles, 1 rope tow. By 1975, Berkshire East was bankrupt and outdated with two partially installed chairlifts and two antiquated Mueller chairlifts. Uphill Capacity: 3,500/hr. East Garston Ditch is a presumed Bronze Age linear feature crossing the Wessex Downland. Terrain Mix: 20-47-33. Season: usually mid November through late March/early April. Only complaint is that Jiminy bought and then closed Brodie, a beloved ski area nearby. Snowmaking isn’t qite as prolific as good as Jiminy or some other neighbors, but it is a decent mid-sized ski area, with generally more challenging terrain. Nothing too tough, but a good stop for Bostonians without enough time to hit the Berkshires. Jiminy Peak is right nearby, and although it’s a lot more expensive, it has a lot more terrain and amenities. Greylock Ski Club, Williamstown • Approx. Additionally, it is a frequent venue for ski mountaineering races. Considering all these factors, it’s pretty decent skiing considering its proximity to the city. Specs: Summit elevation: 1548′; Base elevation: 1300′. 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. 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. Berkshire East Mountain ski resort is located in Massachusetts, United States. Due to weather and other difficulties, it closed after one short season. One of the advantages to club-owned properties is that the skiing is more important than squeezing out every last dollar. Specs: Summit elevation: 1800′; Base elevation: 800′. 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. I’ve used this service many times, but again, ONLY when I am absolutely certain I will be skiing on a specific date. Berkshire East is a small resort located in the heart of Massachusetts (US). The first double chairlift, a Mueller, was installed for the grand re-opening 1961-62 season. 5 Lifts: 1 double, 3 surface lifts, 1 magic carpet. The SKInny: If you’d like to trying state-of-the-art skiing circa 1977, you can do it at Catamount. Specs: One rope tow at this municipally-operated slope. Nashoba Valley, Westford • 59 skiable acres on 240′ vertical In 2014, the Summit Triple lift (1995) was replaced by a brand new SkyTrac quad chairlift with a moving carpet loading area. 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. Berkshire East, Charlemont • 400 skiable acres on 1,180′ vertical Specs: Summit elevation: 1840′; Base elevation: 660′. Signature Trail: Slalom. 4 Lifts: 3 doubles, 1 surface lift. The drive is a little longer, but it will be worth it when you get to Berkshire East Mountain. A second double chairlift, another Mueller, was installed in 1962. Notable skiers during this time included former Massachusetts Governor Endicott Peabody and U.S. Terrain Mix: 30-40-30. Berkshire East Ski Resort In Charlemont, Massachusetts, southern New England's largest and most varied ski mountain located just off the scenic Mohawk Trail, offers 45 trails from beginner to extreme. 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