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Address: 66 Thunder Mountain Road, Charlemont, MA
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Great Mountain Coaster

We came early on a Sunday to ride the Mountain Coaster. Two teenagers with mom and dad. We've ventured down alpine slides and alpine coasters in four different states now, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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New York, New York, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We came early on a Sunday to ride the Mountain Coaster. Two teenagers with mom and dad. We've ventured down alpine slides and alpine coasters in four different states now, and this is one of the best (and certainly the newest). We were the first to arrive, so there was no wait. The staff is clear with their instructions, and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and his friends just returned from their first visit to Berkshire East from a weekend of downhill mountain biking and are now IN LOVE! They have been to multiple other venues for downhill mountain bike riding and all agreed this mountain is by far their favorite! They also really enjoyed the mountain coaster!

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Suffield, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

You may recall your days long ago of playing with an metal erector set to build your favorite structure.... well fast forward to present time and this is exactly what exists, life size, with the mountain coaster. The coaster track and supports are very reminisent of the perforated metal design ... obviously professionally constructed. You need to sign a liability... More 

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Worthington, Massachusetts
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Well worth the trip and money👍👍👍 Wasn't sure what to expect, we have been on Alpine Slides, but the Mountain Coaster is so much better. Felt safe, all staff was informative and took their jobs to heart. They all enjoyed being there. You are seat belted in and there are many safety devices so you can sit back and enjoy... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Incredible zip line tours...downhill coaster is the longest in North America and also thrilling. Staff is very warm and helpful. I even met the owner at breakfast, Mr. Schaeffer. I'll be back again and again, thanks for a fantastic time!!

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The ski resort turns into a mountain bike and zip lining resort in the summer. We had the package with 5 zip lines. The instructors were really great and made me feel less stress about my first time zip lining. The key was to relax and have fun. Don't worry about "steering" - you're still safe! If you still want... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
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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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44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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9 attraction reviews
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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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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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