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Berkshire East 12/17/2020 Opening Day Powder

Resort or Ski Area
Berkshire East
Date
Dec 17, 2020
Snow Conditions
  1. Powder
  2. Moguls
What a way to open the season! Got there late in the day and they had dropped the ropes on everything I could see, except the very top of Minnie Dole, right off the chairlift. The foot and a half of power fell on top of bare ground on most trails, so I did scrape the bottom a few times.


They are building a row of reservable cabanas, but not quite ready yet. Not too crowded at the lift line.

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Roy’s Way !!

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Jug (makes no sense to me why they renamed the very top “Flying Cloud”) :

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urungus

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Even “Upper Upper” Lift Line, next to the unload terminal, was open. Skiied it for the first time :

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Zand

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My plan for Sunday was to buy a day ticket to Ragged, who unfortunately already sold out. Was mulling over my options in NH, including paying $86 for Sunapee since they have their glades open. But this report sold me on BEast, AND it's on the Indy Pass. Love Liftline and Jug, could lap them all day. Probably will be busy, but at BEast, busy is like 3 minute lines.

Still want to get to Ragged. Maybe Tuesday.
 

urungus

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Hey Zand, got to warn you, I went back to Berkshire East today (Friday), and they had closed off all the goods. Only Mohawk, Big Chief, and Outback open from the top. Very frustrating and I don’t understand it, still plenty of snow everywhere...
 

Zand

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Balls. Well...i guess I'll make the best of it. Pretty insane though. I've skied Liftline with way less coverage than that.
 
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