IQ and I wanted to try Berkshire East and Saturday was the day. It's a bit of a drive and we arrived just before 9:00. We dropped our skis off at the lodge and met SkiMangoJazz to whom we were delivering some RX8 175s. The parking lot was no where near full and their was plenty of room in the lodge to boot up. We did a warm up run down Big Chief (don't hold me to trail names, I'm old and my memory is going) with Steve and his fiance. Big Chief is a really nice blue cruiser which was in fine shape. We then moved over to competition. After which SMJ and his fiance went to line up. IQ and I ended up doing quite a few laps on UMass down to War Dance. UMass hadn't been groomd and was a bit crunchy, War Dance was another really fun blue cruiser. Hooked up with the crew for lunch at which time the lodge was busy but not uncomfortably busy. After lunch we did a couple more runs off the triple and then IQ and I ventured over area around competition. After ski school obligations we hooked back up with SMJ, his fiance, and some other instructors. Though we couldn't keep up they were kind enough to wait for us at the bottom. I found the blacks at B'East challenging. Not so challenging I couldn't negotiate them safely, but they definately challenged my technique and wore me out by the end of the day. We probably quit skiing sometime aound 3:45. B'East may not have huge vertical but it's pretty much all fall line skiing with almost no run out. Overall, conditions were very good given the lack of assistance from Mother Nature. We had a great day.
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2/11/07 at 9:36am