February 22, 2024


sights and trips

Hottest multi-ski go a boon for Western Mass. slopes

CHARLEMONT - The start of the UMass ski trail at Berkshire East ski area.

Shift in excess of, Epic and Ikon mega passes. Make area for the Berkshire Summit Pass.

This Massachusetts-based mostly independent multi-ski spot pass – legitimate at Berkshire East, Bousquet Mountain and Catamount Mountain Vacation resort with no limits – fueled an unanticipated journey all around Western Mass. last weekend as I skied the a few funky, unpretentious and tough parts in the Berkshires in 1 day.

That was not my original intention on this frigid Sunday when I took off for Berkshire East, leaving Worcester at 8:30 a.m., and hitting the slopes about 10:15.

I acquired in a few of fantastic operates on sufficient snow on two of my beloved steep trails at the typical Charlemont mountain – UMass and Grizzly – before I decided that it was just also crowded at the “B’East.”

The backup summit triple chairlift was down in the morning and the greatest carry line group I have witnessed at Berkshire East in 10 a long time or so snaked a very long way from the primary summit quad chair loading deck.