Well, after a slow start weather-wise, the the little ski area that could really took off yesterday: 14-16 inches of dense snow enabled the opening of the entire mountain (trees and all!). Skiing was wonderful. The owners have really expanded the snow making this season and have been really getting after creating great conditions. With sustained cold weather on tap (finally), the next few weeks will be great at the B'East.
Seriously, if you want to avoid southern, VT crowds and prices this Holiday weekend (or any other weekend)-be sure to spend a day at Berkshire East in Charlemont, MA. It serves up a much higher quality ski experience than you might expect. Yesterday's powder day got me motivated to make a plug for my favorite little eastern ski area!