SOUTH EGREMONT, MA ??вЂќ Catamount Ski Area, which straddles the Massachusetts/New York border in the Berkshire Mountains, has taken advantage of continued cold temperatures to expand its trail count and open new terrain. At least 21 of the resort’s 32 trails will be open this weekend.
The resort’s Megaplex Terrain Park, the Berkshire’s first and largest park catering to snowboarders and freeskiers, opened Monday.
Over the summer, The Megaplex was moved from its old location to the center of the mountain, providing skiers and riders with more consistent pitches and a greater array of terrain elements.
Ridge Run, a popular route from the summit, is scheduled to open Wednesday. Ridge Run intersects with the Upper Promenade trail, which was also built over the summer. Combined, the Ridge Run/Upper Promenade/Lower Promenade loop gives skiers a continuous run 2 ?? miles in length ??вЂњ the longest continuous run in the Berkshires.
Snowmaking is also under way on other trails, including Mountain View and Holiday. Resort management expects those trails to open shortly.
Catamount will offer its first night skiing of the season Thursday, Dec. 30. Night skiing will not be offered New Years Eve, but will be offered on January 1st. The resort’s regular Wednesday ??вЂњ Saturday night skiing schedule will begin on January 5, 2005.
Beginning Monday, January 3rd, the resort will offer daytime lift tickets on Mondays through Thursdays, non-holiday, for just $15 per person.