Franklin County skiers excited to finally hit the slopes

Tuesday's snow storm also helped Berkshire East

SHELBURNE, Mass. (WWLP) – Many skiers got to hit the slopes for the first time of the season Wednesday.

Berkshire East Ski Resort opened their slopes after Tuesday’s snow storm. They had to open later than usual because of the unusually warm fall and early winter we’ve been having. Berkshire East told 22News, they’re able to make artificial snow using snow guns, but in order for them to work we have to be experiencing below freezing temperatures.

Tuesday’s snow storm also helped them. Berkshire East said the storm dumped about six inches of snow on their slopes. ” We have a lot of people who are out here that have been waiting to ski. Everyone’s kind of chomping at the bit, so, we have a great forecast coming up,” said Gabe Porter-Henry of Berkshire East.

One skier told 22News, he’s just happy to hit the slopes again. “The weather didn’t really cooperate this year, but it’s been really good. The snow snow is great today and it’s a great start to the season,” said Dan Burke of Rowe.

Berkshire East is now opened seven days a week and will start night skiing at some point in January. Berkshire East told 22News, they’re hoping to have their slopes open all the way through March.

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