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

Go more than, Epic and Ikon mega passes. Make room for the Berkshire Summit Pass.

This Massachusetts-centered independent multi-ski spot go – valid at Berkshire East, Bousquet Mountain and Catamount Mountain Resort with no limits – fueled an unanticipated journey all-around Western Mass. past weekend as I skied the 3 funky, unpretentious and demanding places in the Berkshires in one day.

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

That was not my initial 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 bought in a couple of wonderful operates on sufficient snow on two of my favored steep trails at the typical Charlemont mountain – UMass and Grizzly – in advance of I decided that it was just too crowded at the “B’East.”

The backup summit triple chairlift was down in the early morning and the major lift line group I’ve found at Berkshire East in 10 several years or so snaked a very long way from the most important summit quad chair loading deck.