Yesterday was a fantastic day at the BEAST--WWe have two paid patrollers on during the weekdays (of which I was one) and whatever volunteers show up..with the free lift ticket and the beautiful weather I thought we mght get really busy--but was I wrong-I don't think more than 50 people showed up for the whole day!!!
We skied fast and hard from 8:30 to 4:30 (well, from 11:00 to 2:00 my wife and 4 year old son came out to ski with me so I skied a little slower and softer
). Snow started off a little chunky and firm (but the groomers were great!!) and by 10 everything was Spring soft and delightful!! I spent the later afternoon getting in what will probably be the last tree runs of the Year (Tomahawk, East Glades and a few 'lesser know" routes!!! awesome!) with the upcoming rain and warm weather for thursday into friday.
Today is the last day of free skiing at Berkshire east--it'll be warm again and a lot of fun--anyone who can make it to Charlemont,, MA today ought to make the effort!
Final note--Berkshire east is, IMHO, the best ski experience in Southern New England (and yeah, I'm including Southern VT here)--Quality of Terrain, complete lack of crowds, bargain costs, great general easy feel to the whole place, Really beautiful New England landscapes all add up to one heck of a little ski bump--come check it out before the snow melts (which will be fairly soon--hopefullly not until April 1!!!
SkiMango-it's worth a a 'sick day" at work!