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Address: 66 Thunder Mountain Road, Charlemont, MA
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Charming Beginner-friendly Mountain

I went here in January 2014 with my boyfriend and some friends and it was my first time snowboarding. We were there from Thursday through Saturday, and had a wonderful time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Lisa T
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I went here in January 2014 with my boyfriend and some friends and it was my first time snowboarding. We were there from Thursday through Saturday, and had a wonderful time. Booked a lesson in the morning--the instructor was young and relatively new, but he was very patient and very professional. My boyfriend found it much more helpful than I... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This mountain promoted st Patrick's day by giving you $2. off for every green article of clothing you wore while skiing or boarding. Great right !! Not if you were planning to celebrate the high Irish holiday in traditional fashion. The mountain was not selling ( or giving away) any beer ! An employee told me there is a package... More 

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New Marlborough, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We visited on a day my youngest had a race at the mountain. They had decent snow conditions but hadn't groomed much of the mountain. The race hill was shut down all day for the race and that is the real draw. Nice mtn ok lifts, lift on the far right is very slow. Good for beginners but a drag... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Recently updated (new) chairlift for 2014/2015 season serving the summit has definitely sped things up getting to the top of the mountain. I will agree that the signage that people have complained about is justified to some extent. It's extremely easy for those of us that have basically grown up with the mountain do take it for granted that we... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was our fist time at Berkshire East, and it won't be our last. We had a wonderful time skiing with friends and seeing familiar faces. The mountain is approachable for kids. As a parent it is reassuring to know that your children won't get lost or hurt. Skiing for adults is great! There are plenty of steep and challenging... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great family mountain ! My 3 daughters and I skiied for 2 days and had great conditions and no lines ! Lots to do between the ski mountain, the mountain coaster, and the tubing hill !

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Bethel, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Berkshire is not a big mountain, but it's enough for me. Trails found well groomed and the price remains reasonable. Staff at the mountain always friendly and welcoming. Stay away from the rental shop if you need equipment. From my experience they simply don't assign enough workers to handle the rush. I waited nearly an hour and a half to... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We are enjoying this ski season as the snow keeps coming! With a couple of lodges to enjoy, lots of lifts and a mountain to explore, this is a perfect small resort. Go when it's snowing and you'll ski right onto the lift! The folks working there are extremely nice and helpful about most anything. We have not had a... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Berkshire East is a resort that has a nice little niche. It is perfect for those who don't want to spend a ton, don't want to deal with crowds and/or don't want to drive the extra hour and a half to 3 hours into Vermont. But there are tradeoffs. If you are looking for a great lodge, paved parking lot,... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited the mountain twife this week, once to check out the Mountain Coaster and again today to ski. The coaster was a ton of fun, the day we went there was no line, staff was super friendly and we all had a blast. We returned again today to ski. My husband and I both haven't skied in years and... More 

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