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

Description

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

Rentals

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).

Lessons

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.

Racing

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.

Weather

Rain
Wednesday 10/22/2014 70%
Rain
Periods of rain. High 47F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 10/23/2014 60%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High near 50F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Friday 10/24/2014 40%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 49F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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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