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Berkshire East Mountain Resort
Berkshire East Mountain Resort
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Submitted on March 3, 2022 by rocket21 (1081 Rating1081)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeIndy Pass
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions90% open; Packed Powder, Loose Granular
Glades GladesA little thin, but lower East Glades looked doable. Also saw folks in the trees off Bolt.
Moguls MogulsSide of Flying Cloud and side of Lower Minnie Dole.
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Upper Exhibition and lower Exhibition.
Run of the Day Run of the DayGrizzly
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageThe Town of Charlemont finally decided to lift its authoritarian mask mandate a few days ago. Yet, because of the science, it's still technically in place until March 7. Berkshire East had signs up, but did not appear to be policing this stupid policy on customers or employees (at least certain departments).
Comments CommentsWinds and weather didn't look great up north, so Berkshire East (winds typically do not affect lift operations) seemed like a good choice. A half inch of light powder overnight helped too.

Pretty much everything was open and groomed, with the exception of a few random connectors, Roy's Way, Jug, Upper Upper Minnie Dole (guns in place), Liftline, Beast, and Little Spruce.

Thunder and Bolt were in good shape, but the long flat runout was tough in the wind. Mohawk was generally good. Bear Run was open and ungroomed. Big Chief was scratchy in a few places. Flying Cloud was good top to bottom with optional moguls on the side.

Upper Comp was okay to start, but the headwall was down to boilerplate after awhile due to the wind. The Minnie jughandle avoided this part. Lower Comp was good.

Grizzly was open and groomed; neat to experience this was a narrow, steep groomer (used to be natural/seldom open). Upper Minnie wasn't connected from Upper Comp, but was obviously open below Grizzly. Lower Minnie was groomed on the right and bumps on the left.

UMass was scratchy, but War Dance was good.

Outback, Riva Ridge, and Roundabout were good, but a little slow with the new snow and wind.

Exhibition was great, as was Hemlock.

Partly sunny and windy at times with some brief flurries in the morning. Summit Quad (no issues with loading carpet)/Bobcat Carpet/Little Chair were running at open, with the Wilderness Quad spinning in the afternoon (brief maintenance hold mid-afternoon).

Noted recent snowmaking whales throughout the mountain to help guard against future thaws.

On a side note, we left a little early hoping to hit up the Brattleboro Ski Hill, which was listed on its web site as being open Thursday 3/3 at 4PM. Arrived at 4 and there was no one to be found. One person hiking up to snowboard and a few people sledding. Fresh corduroy. Sign on the lift suggested Thursdays start at 5. Hung around for a bit, but saw no one (did see some other people come and go), so we bailed.
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