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“Secret Snow Pocket of Western MA!”

Berkshire East Ski Resort
Ranked #4 of 14 things to do in Charlemont
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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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
North Adams, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Secret Snow Pocket of Western MA!”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Have been skiing at Berkshire East for about 7 years, 4 as a 'local'. This ski area is often overlooked by those zooming north to VT but is great value with lots of fun skiing to be had from cruising green circles to very steep black diamonds. Grooming and trail maintenance is very good, as well as snowmaking. But when it does snow the real stuff they let skiers have fun in it for a day before rolling it out! This is not a fancy resort --- but if you are looking for old school skiing this is your place.

Visited January 2013
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Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Challenging Skiing Close to Home”
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Not a huge area but has enough variety and challenges to keep you occupied for a day. They groom well but come early before it skied off. Some great views from the top as well.

Visited February 2012
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Pleasant experience but felt like I stepped back in time.”
Reviewed 5 January 2013 via mobile

Just went tubing here with a group. It was fun and not expensive. Because we had a group it was only$12 each. The lodge area is old and not updated so it feels like you are back 30 years ago. The people working there are nice. The snacks and drinks are overpriced so bring your own. I can not comment on the skiing since I do not ski. I am not very brave so I liked the three available slide areas which are not too steep. We had all ages and everyone had fun . For the more daring, you may get bored. There is a conveyer type thing that brings you back up the hill which is neat.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good value, horrible trail signage”
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Low key, good trail variety and friendly staff. Only complaint is I saw 2 trail marker signs in a full day of skiing. When I mentioned this to the owner at Customer Service that if they require skiiers to be in control they need to label trails so you know when it is beyond your skill level, he seemed unconcerned but said signs were being made. Don't be caught without a map in your pocket at all times.

Visited December 2012
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Enjoyed it!!!”
Reviewed 24 December 2012 via mobile

Nice place to learn ski. Friendly staff and provides everything needed for first time skiers. Will go there again

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