Berkshire East Ski Area, Charlemont, Massachusetts

At a Glance

  • Trails: 45 and 3 terrain parks
    • Easiest: 30%
    • More Difficult: 35%
    • Most Difficult: 35%
  • Lifts: 6
  • Vertical Drop: 1,180 feet
  • Snowmaking: 100%
  • Night Skiing: Yes on 18 trails
  • Website: Berkshire East Ski Area
  • Hours of operation:
    • Monday & Tuesday: 9:00AM to 4:30 PM
    • Wednesday: 9:00AM to 4:30 PM, night skiing til 8:00 PM
    • Thursday: 9:00AM to 4:30 PM, night skiing til 9:00 PM
    • Friday: 9:00AM to 4:30 PM, night skiing til 10:00 PM
    • Saturday: 8:30AM to 4:30 PM, night skiing til 10:00 PM
    • Sunday: 8:30AM to 4:30 PM


The Berkshire East Ski Area is in Charlemont, MA. Located in northwestern Massachusetts, Berkshire East is a relatively easy drive from many major southern New England cities:

  • About two and a half hours from Boston, MA
  • About two and a half hours from Providence, RI
  • Slightly over two hours from Worcester, MA
  • An hour and a half from Hartford, CT
  • An hour from Springfield, MA


Berkshire East offers ski rental packages (skis, boots, and poles), and snowboard packages (snowboard and boots), as well as rentals of individual items (skis, snowboards, boots, poles, helmets).


They also offer lessons for skiing and snowboarding including private and group lessons, as well as their popular mighty mites program (4-14 for ski lessons, and 8-14 for snowboard lessons). In addition, Berkshire East has a season-long Alpine Training Program for ages 8 to 19.


For those who need to get in a little ski racing, Berkshire has a full schedule of ski racing events.

Lift Tickets

For skiing and snowboarding, Berkshire East offers full-day passes every day of the week, and afternoon and evening passes on weekends and holidays.

Other Attractions

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Berkshire East has a tubing park that is open on weekends from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tickets are available for 2-hour increments.


Wind Chill Warning

4:32 PM EST on February 12, 2016
12:00 PM EST on February 14, 2016
Chance of Snow
Friday 02/12/2016 40%
Chance of Snow
Chance of snow showers overnight. Lows overnight in the mid single digits.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday 02/13/2016 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mainly cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Morning high of 7F with temps falling to near -5. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Sunday 02/14/2016 0%
Sunny skies. High near 5F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

In the summer, Berkshire East offers canopy tours on On 4.14 miles of zip lines and chairlifts.

Address Information

Berkshire East Ski Area
66 Thunder Mtn. Road
Charlemont, MA 01339
Phone: 413-339-6617

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