Berkshire East, a venerable family area in the Berkshires of Charlemont, Mass., overlooking the Mohawk Trail, is offering season passes at preseason prices until Nov. 1, when rates increase.

Adult Season Passes cost $439 now, and will increase to $479 Nov. 1.

Student Passes cost $429, then $449.

Junior Passes cost $329, then $349.

Senior Passes cost $329, then $349,

Family Student Passes cost $379, then $389. One such pass can be purchased with each Adult Pass.

Family Junior Passes cost $289, then $309. One such pass can be purchased with each Adult Pass.

Berkshire East has 42 trails, slopes, and glades, a tubing park, and six lifts, with a vertical drop of 1,180 feet off a summit elevation of 1,720 feet. The terrain includes impressively steep racing trails, and rolling intermediate family trails, with the longest run just over a mile in length. The area has full snowmaking, and is open for night skiing.

Meanwhile, Berkshire East continues a long effort of going green in its operations. Berkshire East's owners are engaged in a $2.9 million project to install a 900-kilowatt wind turbine atop the mountain. The turbine is expected to produce all the area's energy, but completion date remains dependent on planning, engineering, and securing necessary permits for construction.

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