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Berkshire East Mountain Resort: Sunday, March 6, 2016
Submitted on March 7, 2016 by rocket21 (554 Rating554)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeComplimentary from Ski Area
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions85% open; Loose Granular, Frozen Granular
Glades GladesNo natural snow.
Moguls MogulsNone at the moment.
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)None
Run of the Day Run of the DayExhibition
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageA few different eateries in the Main Lodge, but I went by the old standby, the food court, which had good personal pizzas.
Comments CommentsThree nights of snowmaking last week helped improve conditions today and brought a healthy (but not large) crowd. On average, a 3-4 chair wait on the Summit Quad. Chairlift and lodge conversations revealed the best conditions in the region were here this winter and folks were making this their new go-to mountain.
My understanding is the whole mountain was set to be groomed last night, and then will be closed the first half of this week to help maintain snowpack into the second half of the week and into the weekend.
10 distinct routes open with a few more options if using cross overs.
Mohawk was open top to bottom, but the middle portion is on its last legs. Decent spring conditions.
Big Chief was recently refreshed with snowmaking.
Flying Cloud was scratchy on the upper steeps, but the lower half was decent.
Snowmaking had been attempted on lower Lift Line, but it looks like they pulled the plug and focused on resurfacing the other trails.
Upper Competition was closed for the first two thirds of the day for a major race, but was open by mid afternoon. Scraped down to the race start, but better thereafter, and Lower Competition was quite good thanks to being refreshed by snowmaking.
Minnie Dole was open from Lookout down, but scraped.
UMass was firm, but had edgeable loose granular. War Dance down was decent.
Outback was spring snow and has some whales that can be pushed out as temperatures rise. Exhibition had been refreshed with snowmaking as well and was fun to rip down.
Hemlock was firm and was being used for a race practice for a prominent Vermont ski program, but was wide enough to ski down without interruption.
Roundabout had decent spring conditions on the lower portion.
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