Thursday, December 25, 2014, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Trails could be cut on Berkshire East's north face in 2015, according to a December 24, 2014 Worcester Telegram article. The expansion is reportedly up for permitting.
As reported on NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com earlier in the year, Berkshire East acquired 140 acres on the northern shoulder of Mt. Institute in March of 2014.
According to Charlemont Planning Board minutes, Berkshire East discussed plans for a new lift and trails at the December 4, 2014 meeting. A new maintenance building was also discussed.
If constructed, the new trail complex would likely be serviced by the refurbished Summit Triple, a 1987 Poma chairlift that was placed in storage when it was replaced by a new SkyTrac quad in 2014. The new trails would reportedly descend from near the Mohawk ski trail to an area near South River Road, a vertical drop comparable to the main mountain.
The North Face of Berkshire East as seen from the Warfield House in December 2014
A May 2014 Google Earth rendering of the North Face of Berkshire East
The USGS topographic map of Berkshire East
The former Summit Triple in storage in December 2014