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by: Greg morell - 29th November 2009

  • 4
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 1Aprés Ski
  • 2Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Informal, Freindly, Fun, Affordable
Busy with Busloads on Weekday afternoons

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When the white trails of Berkshire East Mountainside first break into view off the winding turns of Massachusetts Route #2, I feel a rush of excitement knowing that I am in for a few hours of winter fun. Route 2 snakes along next to the Deerfield River in Mohawk country and the Mountain was revered by the native population as a sacred space of rich spiritual power—however when I travel there I am in search of rich spiritual powder. Berkshire East is an informal, friendly resort, with a varied assortment of trails. I learned to get comfortable on a snowboard after numerous runs down the Big Chief trail after being coaxed on a snowboard by my teen aged son. It was on the Big Chief that snowboarding was transformed from aching calf muscles and a sore butt to a fun and exciting cruise down the hill. For this alone, I will always be very grateful to Big Chief and Berkshire East. Although not massive in size, the terrain is varied with an ample assortment of intermediate trails, a few diamonds, and a long set of green cruisers that take you around the backside of the mountain. What is so appealing to me about Berkshire East is the affordability of the lift ticket, the scenic riverside drive along Route 2, the night skiing, and the fact that I can ski in the morning and still get to work in the afternoon, or leave work a few hours early and enjoy the snow under the lights. Berkshire East is a very popular destination for school groups and scholastic ski teams on weekdays in the late afternoon and early evening. If you are a midweek skier and enjoy short lift lines, its better to get your ski time in the morning or early afternoon.

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  • ericausand (18th February 2021)

    I am an expert skier with over 40 years experience, and have skied all over the world. That being said, this mountain...

  • Ben Schaeffer (12th February 2019)

    I attended college in Amherst, and Berkshire East was about 45 minutes from campus to slopes. My parents owned a home in...

  • Christine Robidoux (29th December 2017)

    It is not worth the trip even if it is close. They lie about the number of trails that they have opened...

  • Brian (5th June 2017)

    Wonderful, old style, family owned, New England skiing. I'm 70 and have skied France, Switzerland, Italy, the Sierras and the Rockies in...

  • Jared Reid (25th October 2016)

    Berkshire east is a family run mountain and it shows. The Beginner area is great for learning. The West lodge is a...

  • Amy (18th February 2016)

    These people need to figure out the tube park. This is the second yr in a row that we tried to go...

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