"Loose granular,'' the teeth-rattling kind, maybe some slush and icy patches, but we can ride around and over that. Note that night skiing is now a no-no. Ski Butternut in Great Barrington has been moving toward April on all 22 trails and a 50-inch base that plans to stick around for awhile. Meanwhile, Berkshire East will be keeping it real through Sunday, closing day, so get one more weekend in, riders. And Wachusett Mountain wraps the season up in style on Sunday with - what else? - a beach party. You know, the pond-skimming thing and last runs of the season.