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Berkshire East & Catamount: 3 New Lifts, Terrain Expansions

ss20

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What works for snow gun tech is known and what doesn't work is also known. All the snowgun manufacturers I'm sure are using the best technology and the best engineers before they make a new snowgun. Jiminy Peak thought they could do better? It's not 1970 or 1980 anymore...I'm not really sure the point of making something in-house.

Maybe I'm missing something. I was aware of Jiminy's snowmaking program....I did not know they were trying to export it out. Maybe the quality of the snow is good, maybe it's bad....who knows as they close a trail down for snowmaking whenever they light up 3 or 4 guns on it :ROFLMAO:
 

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Was out at Berkshire East today, totally blown away by their Mountain Bike scene. Did not expect that, tons of riders, parking lot had to be 75% full at least, two lifts in use to the summit both with dedicated bike carriers between regular chairs. Have to give it to them, they are drawing strongly for that. Their mountain coaster is why we stopped by. One of the longest I have ridden, well placed on the hill away from the ski trails. That wasn't busy at all but darn was it fun. Nice operation there.
 

ss20

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Was out at Berkshire East today, totally blown away by their Mountain Bike scene. Did not expect that, tons of riders, parking lot had to be 75% full at least, two lifts in use to the summit both with dedicated bike carriers between regular chairs. Have to give it to them, they are drawing strongly for that. Their mountain coaster is why we stopped by. One of the longest I have ridden, well placed on the hill away from the ski trails. That wasn't busy at all but darn was it fun. Nice operation there.

My understanding is it's arguably the premier lift served mountain biking destination in the East.

I could be totally wrong tho.
 

skiur

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My understanding is it's arguably the premier lift served mountain biking destination in the East.

I could be totally wrong tho.

I thought Killington had that honor...the beast vs the beast! Never been to Berkshire east so can't really say.
 

Newpylong

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Killington or Highlands likely would get that nod.

So they use both the summit Quad and triple for biking at once? That's great to see it so busy.
 

cdskier

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I've heard the same said about MTB at Plattekill.

Does Platty even offer lift served MTB anymore? For some reason I thought they stopped it (or only offer it a few select days/weekends)
 
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