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Berkshire East Ski Resort

66 Thunder Mountain Road, Charlemont, MA
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Charlemont
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Visited to ride the mountain coaster on its opening weekend. Not as crowded as we anticipated, staff was friendly, and the coaster-- it was unlike anything else we've ever experienced. Both adults and kids loved the ride, we did it 3 times, each time using less braking around the hairpin turns. Worth the trip, we will be back to bring... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My Wife and I have 2 summers in a row came out to Berkshire East Ski Resort to go Zip Lining on the Mountain Top Tour, each time being Amazing. Its 6 different zips with the first 4 being good leading you up to the last 2 which are Long, Fast and Amazing. The staff was great as well as... More

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East Granby, Connecticut
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16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

2nd time ever to zip line. 3 yrs ago tried the mid zip. This time, I tried the valley jump. Husband doesn't like heights so I went solo. We were a group of 4, so it took less than 2 hours. Loved the x1 and x2 zips (longest) bec it went slower and I felt I dangled in the air... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Berkshire East isn't the steepest, the biggest, the best well known, nor does it have the glamour and glitz of other mountains, which is ok, because this is a skier's mountain. There is barely ever a lift line (and there is a new chair coming on line this fall. The groomers know their craft as well as any anywhere else.... More

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Charlemont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Berkshire East has everything you could want in every season all in the beautiful mountains of Western Ma. It keeps getting better and better..Can't wait for the Alpine Coaster

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old lyme
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We skied here again this Saturday night. Condition were great, lots of corn snow and great coverage for this time of year. Since it is daylight savings time, they did not close the day trails until after 6:00pm. Love the new lodge! As for people that have written reviews and complained about the parking lot and trail signs, it is... More

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Charlemont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Skied this area for 52 years and it gets better every year. New addition to the base lodge offers families the option of "brown bagging it" or being served in the new restaurant adjacent to the old base lodge. This family run ski area continues to make improvements every year by upgrading their snowmaking capability, improving configuration of trails, providing... More

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Boston, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Based on all the reviews here, we thought we found the place we'd return over and over. However, after our trip yesterday we won't be back. I knew going in it was an older mountain, which is fine with us, but it doesn't fully explain this place. There's no 5 minute drop off by the lodge, so everyone was getting... More

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WESTERN MASS.
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168 reviews 168 reviews
54 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The numbers: $10 for 20 runs in 3 hours, 45 minutes. 30 degrees at 5pm, 16 degrees at 9pm. The ride up is 10 minutes on the left chair, 9 on the middle and 5 on the right. It takes under 2 minutes top to bottom on Competition. Very friendly lift attendants and fellow skiers. No lines, but a good... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Berkshire Ski Area is reminiscent of those throwback mountains of yesteryear where skiers go to enjoy great runs, basic yet cozy lodges, and tolerable crowds. Here is a resort where you feel welcome and the locals are are friendly. The mountain itself isn't overwhelming, but the trails are well groomed and it never seems overly crowded. Very nice experience there.

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