Berkshire East Ski Resort

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.

Season Passes

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.

Lodging Options

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 (37 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
400(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall
121"(3,688 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,840'(561 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,180'(360 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
660'(201 m)

Berkshire East Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
43.4out of 100
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Berkshire East can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
Green Circle
30%(120 acres)

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.

Blue Square
35%(140 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
35%(140 acres)

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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GPS Coordinates:
42.32000, -73.17000

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 AirportPVDProvidence, RI98 mi
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA111 mi
LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY113 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 AirportBDLHartford, CT36 mi
Albany International AirportALBAlbany, NY44 mi
Worcester Regional AirportORHWorcester, MA66 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Bousquet MountainPittsfield, MA1,818 ft48%9 mi
Otis Ridge Ski AreaOtis, MA1,700 ft34%9 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%16 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%17 mi
Four SeasonsRavena, NY550 ft24%34 mi
Mohawk MountainWest Cornwall, CT1,600 ft35%35 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%37 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%47 mi
Ski SundownNew Hartford, CT1,075 ft29%50 mi
Mt. SouthingtonPlantsville, CT525 ft31%50 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%51 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%51 mi
Woodbury Ski AreaWoodbury, CT850 ft33%53 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%56 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%57 mi
Windham MountainWindham, NY3,100 ft49%57 mi
Thunder RidgePatterson, NY1,270 ft28%60 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%64 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%64 mi
Wachusett Mountain Ski AreaPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%67 mi
SawkillWallkill, NY2,215 ft12%72 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%75 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%79 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%80 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%83 mi
Tuxedo RidgeCentral Valley, NY1,400 ft29%84 mi
Royal MountainSaint Johnsville, NY1,800 ft35%84 mi
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%86 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%88 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%90 mi
Ski ButternutGreat Barrington, MA1,800 ft38%91 mi
Ski WardShrewsbury, MA410 ft24%91 mi
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%91 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%95 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%95 mi
Yawgoo ValleyExeter, RI315 ft23%99 mi
McIntyre Ski AreaManchester, NH510 ft17%100 mi

Berkshire East Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,840 ft
Base Elevation660 ft
Vertical Drop1,180 ft
(30% Beginner,  35% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Skiable Acres400
Avg. Annual Snowfall121 inches
Berkshire East Ski Resort Mountain Stats