Berkshire East Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Massachusetts in USA. The resort is in the town of Charlemont, MA.
We recently ranked all of Massachusetts's ski resorts, so you can see where Berkshire East stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Berkshire East is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Berkshire East around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Berkshire East Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Berkshire East has a total of 45 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 400 acres, Berkshire East Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 162 hectares, 0.6 square miles, or 1.6 square kilometers.
Berkshire East's slopes see on average 121 inches (3.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Berkshire East Ski Resort Elevation
Berkshire East Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,840 feet, or 561 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 660 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,180 feet (360 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Berkshire East has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Berkshire East Ski Resort Difficulty Level
45out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Berkshire East has 400 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Berkshire East is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Berkshire East Ski Resort good for beginners?
Berkshire East can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Berkshire East Ski Resort Location
Berkshire East Ski Resort is located in the state of Massachusetts, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Charlemont, MA.
Charlemont, MA 01339 USA
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Getting to Berkshire East Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Berkshire East Ski Resort), its coordinates of 42.32000, -73.17000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Charlemont, MA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Berkshire East Ski Resort.
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||98 mi|
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||111 mi|
|LaGuardia Airport||LGA||New York, NY||113 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Berkshire East.
|Bradley International Airport||BDL||Hartford, CT||36 mi|
|Albany International Airport||ALB||Albany, NY||44 mi|
|Worcester Regional Airport||ORH||Worcester, MA||66 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Berkshire East Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Berkshire East Ski Resort.
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||47%||9 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||35%||9 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||25%||16 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||46%||17 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||25%||34 mi|
|Mohawk Mountain||West Cornwall, CT||1,600 ft||36%||35 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||37 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||47 mi|
|Ski Sundown||New Hartford, CT||1,075 ft||30%||50 mi|
|Mt. Southington||Plantsville, CT||525 ft||32%||50 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||38%||51 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||36%||51 mi|
|Woodbury Ski Area||Woodbury, CT||850 ft||34%||53 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||55%||56 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||47%||57 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||51%||57 mi|
|Thunder Ridge||Patterson, NY||1,270 ft||29%||60 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||64 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||64 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||41%||67 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||13%||72 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||49%||75 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||54%||79 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||43%||80 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||31%||83 mi|
|Tuxedo Ridge||Central Valley, NY||1,400 ft||30%||84 mi|
|Royal Mountain||Saint Johnsville, NY||1,800 ft||37%||84 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||37%||86 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||35%||88 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||90 mi|
|Ski Butternut||Great Barrington, MA||1,800 ft||40%||91 mi|
|Ski Ward||Shrewsbury, MA||410 ft||25%||91 mi|
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||35%||91 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||36%||95 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||69%||95 mi|
|Yawgoo Valley||Exeter, RI||315 ft||24%||99 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||18%||100 mi|
Berkshire East Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,840 ft|
|Base Elevation||660 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,180 ft|
(30% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||121 inches|