Cold temperatures extend ski season

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – We’re less than a week away from the first day of April and snow is still on the ground. 22News visited a local ski area to find out how they’re taking advantage of the lingering cold.

Berkshire East started its season off a little rough with little snow and temperatures that are too warm, but now that the cold is still here, they’re able to stay open a little longer. The Charlemont ski area is having a great season.

The consistent snow and freezing temperatures allowed 100% of the slopes to be open this winter. Now that we’re one week into spring, many people are still looking to ski those good conditions on the slopes.

Berkshire East’s general manager told 22News how this year’s winter has kept those nice skiing conditions.

“The extra cold allowed us to make a lot of snow early. We had a few decent snow storms in February. and the lack of any precipitation has kind of helped because we didn’t get any rain and the slopes are in great shape.” said the general manager.

Berkshire East is planning to be open this weekend if the cold temperatures continue.

Even though the weather is keeping the slopes open, Berkshire East is making the transition to their spring and summer activities including ziplining and a mountain coaster that will open this summer.

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