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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.
Yup, pretty sure the Triple is only run when they have a need. While I was there, the Quad had a consistent line but the Triple was basically ride on.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.
I believe Catamount has a nice new lodge… though I don’t know what year it was completed.We could go back and fourth all night on this...I don't want to put words in your mouth, but you sound like you're trying to make the argument Berkshire East isn't seeing adequate investment or is "due" for something new?? That's just not true...they're wayyyy ahead of their local competition in improvements.
Jiminy Peak- no improvements the past decade, except for adding snowmaking on a single trail and a few new snowmaking ponds/pumps
Butternut- nothing added the past decade
Bousquet- was literally falling apart before new owners
Sundown- one new trail (Satan's Stairway AZ debacle....oh boy that was a good one)
Mohawk- taken good care of by the family...lodge was blown out and all but one lift was replaced in the late 00s and early 10s...I'd say its seen as much investment as Berkshire East save for zero summer stuff at Mohawk while BEast has put tons of $$$ into making a premier bike park.
Catamount before it was taken over had seen a couple new trails cut but no other improvements since the quad went in in '07ish.
Looks like Catamount completely got rid of any trail separation on the front face...and I have to say it looks terrible. The replacement for the Cata double doesn't look like it's in, and the trees are completely gone all the way from Race Slope to Off Stage.
Wow are you kidding? Worse than Bousquet now?