Author Topic: 2014 Ski Outing  (Read 222 times)

Liam

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Re: 2014 Ski Outing
« on: November 05, 2013, 04:57:13 am »
Well,  I'd love to have people come up and ski Berkshire East.  We have had some huge (for us) expansions this season.  New snowmaking on several trails, A huge expansion to the lodge.  Plus, B'East has a wind turbine and a big solar field, they produce over 160% of the energy they need and are selling it back to the grid to offset courses.  The ticket prices, for what you get, are still among the best (though, not Cheap on a weekend, but comparatively cheap).  Weekday skiing is even better-you'll feel like you own the mountain and the price is phenomenal.  I can meet up on Fridays usually no problem and Mondays often.

It's the best little mountain in the east.  I'll stand by that.  I enjoy hosting people.  My work day is Sunday (I usually have free time) and I ski of Saturday with a jacket but no responsibilities other than injuries and emergencies,

If you come up?check the race schedule, as Race days do impact the overall quality of the ski experience for non racers.  If you need recommendations on places to stay,  can be a big help there as well.

That said, Sugarloaf and Saddleback are wonderful, much bigger, and pretty burly Maine mountains.  I had the best turns of the season last season at Saddleback and would go back in a heartbeat.

I have skied once with Dan Boisvert on the back end of his first PMTS meet up at Magic Mountain in VT--it was a day it RAINED everywhere else, but magic picked up a delightful 9 inches of dense snow.  magic is really an expert's mountain when the snow is in. 

He's a nice guy, good to ski with and has that social camaraderie that makes skiing a great sport...at least that was my impression of him.

It's coming..Jay Peak has already picked up snow in the multiple feet range...
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