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KustyTheKlown

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Agreed...

Coming from the Worcester area, only Berkshire East is closer than southern VT. Going out to Jiminy is a waste. Been meaning to check out Catamount on the Indy Pass this year but it's no quicker than Loon.

And as you said, theres much better stuff in the Catskills if youre coming from NYC/NJ, so no reason for them to stop in WMA either. I guess Jiminy gets some Albany traffic, but even that doesn't make sense to me given their proximity to southern VT.

skied berkshire east for the first time this year, and with decent snow and everything open i'd much rather ski berkshire east than windham or hunter. indy pass free-ness helps for sure.
 

Killingtime

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skied berkshire east for the first time this year, and with decent snow and everything open i'd much rather ski berkshire east than windham or hunter. indy pass free-ness helps for sure.
Was at Windham yesterday. I think it will be a few years before I go back. Plattekill today on the other hand was ski-on with some really good conditions. They lost snow in the recent warm up but it was still great.
 

Zand

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Biggest problem with Berkshire East is the low elevation. If they were like 10 miles further west they'd probably get almost double the snow. So unfortunately they can have some long stretches when the natural stuff is closed and the rest of the mountain isn't any better than anything else in the area.

But when it's good, it's a special place this far south.
 

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Last chair of the MA season looks to be at 4pm Sunday at both Wachusett and Berkshire East. Both will be closed Thursday, then reopening Fri-Sun. Pretty impressive they made it to April with no snow since February. Everyone else done for the season I believe.
 

mlkrgr

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Last chair of the MA season looks to be at 4pm Sunday at both Wachusett and Berkshire East. Both will be closed Thursday, then reopening Fri-Sun. Pretty impressive they made it to April with no snow since February. Everyone else done for the season I believe.
Yes, Wawa was pretty shot Thursday of last week. 10th mountain was the pick of the day but had very thin cover leading on the lower half. They'll probably get it together for one last weekend on limited trails by pushing out the terrain parks.
 

Zand

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Based on what I see on the webcam, I'd give Wachusett a 20% chance of reopening tomorrow and about 5% of making it to Sunday. They lost a lot overnight and it was already in ugly shape.
 

Pez

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looking at the b east webcams now... i don't see how thats going to be possible
 

Zand

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Wachusett announced they are opening tomorrow...somehow. Theyre going to "patch together" piles. Not sure where these piles are especially closer to the base area, but kudos I guess lol.
 
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