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Catamount Ski Area, South Egremont

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Catamount Ski Area is a ski resort located on Mount Fray of the Taconic Mountains in Hillsdale, New York and South Egremont, Massachusetts. It is one of the few remaining family-owned ski areas in New England. Catamount is also one of the largest ski areas in the Berkshire/Taconic Mountains.HistoryCatamount first opened for business in 1939 with three rope tows. Decades later, Bill Gilbert and Don Edwards took over management, purchasing Catamount in 1974. Since the change in ownership, many trails and lifts have been added. In addition, snowmaking coverage has been increased from 25% to 98%.In 2006, the summit double chairlift was replaced with a fixed grip quad chairlift.Mountain statisticsElevationVertical drop: 1000ftTrailsSkiable area: 119acre36 trails12 novice 13 intermediate 11 advanced and expert 98% of the acrerage of the trails are covered by snowmaking.Trail Map(m) - trail with moguls most of the time when conditions provide(t) - terrain park with various jumps and features including rails and boxes(n) - no snowmakingLifts7 total1 quad chair1 triple chair2 double chairs3 Wonder CarpetsLodgesMain Base Lodge: located at the base of the ski areaTaconic Lodge: temporary lodge located at the bottom of the mountain near the Ridge Quad.Condominum developmentIn the coming years, a 126 condominium complex is planned. In addition to the condominiums, additional retail, dining, and recreational facilities are expected to be constructed.
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  • I skied here as a kid and was so happy to return over MLK weekend with my husband and kids. I was very impressed with the ski school - we got there early and I overheard the head of the ski school exp...  more »
  • I really liked this place so I want to give you a complete picture so you can judge before you go: No one in my family (two 40+ adults and one 11-year old former ski-team girl) assumes we can tackle a...  more »
  • Skiing early this year. Went before xmas and during xmas week. Glad they had the weather to open early. Great local place for skiing with best steep terrain in Berkshires. Upper lodge a bit overrun wi...  more »
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  • We love this mountain! Great families, staff, coaches and programming in the winter for ski & board. Always has snow (despite mother nature) to cover most if not all the diverse terrain and terrain park; there's something here for everybody at every skill level. There are no high speed lifts, but somehow there's never a line. Night skiing available on Wednesdays and Fridays. During the summer months they have an amazing aerial adventure park; I think it's the biggest in the Northeast!
  • This mountain is amazing, sloops for skier and snowboarders of all levels, i come here about 10 days a season. Every time i am on the mountain it is empty. One time i was on the mountain on a Holiday, and they ran out of rentals, and still the wait for lift was extremely short and the hills were not filled with people all over the place. I would recommend this mountain to college students because they offer great discounts which makes it cheaper then other mountains around.
  • So much fun! The aerial obstacle courses are a blast and the double black diamonds are a SERIOUS workout. You will be bruised and sore. Wish it was a little cheaper and they had different time options. Can't wait to go again.
  • For 1000 Vertical, it's not bad. My only gripe is the cost of food and that if you go up Ridge Quad and down Ridge Run, you can't get back to Ridge Quad that easily. Half the mountain was open on a Friday. Terrain park is nice. We weren't able to glade ski because there hasn't been any real snow, not Catamount's fault. I would definitely recommend Catamount.
  • The staff was very friendly. Went on a weekday and it was really empty. Got a deal with a local motel and the prices in general were good. Ski slopes were nice as well and most of them were open. Definitely would go again.