Catamount Receives Town Permit for New Lift, Lodge
Capital improvements are already underway following the acquisition of the area by the owners of Berkshire East.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018,


The Town of Egremont Planning Board recently issued Catamount a special permit, paving the way for further capital investment at the Massachusetts-New York ski area.

According to the Berkshire Eagle, a new 7,600 square foot lodge is planned, as well as a triple chairlift. Snowmaking improvements are already underway. The series of investments follows the acquisition of Catamount by the owners of Berkshire East in May.

Esplanade Chairlift

According to the Berkshire Eagle, a 1,600 foot used Poma triple chairlift is to be installed on the Esplanade Trail. A T-Bar was formerly located on the novice-intermediate slope from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Berkshire East Triple Chairlift
Berkshire East Triple Chairlift

Two Poma triple chairlifts had been in storage at Berkshire East, originally for use on the new North Face of the ski area. One of the lifts was previously installed at Berkshire East and Magic Mountain, while the other was acquired from a Canadian ski area. Two North Face trails debuted last winter, while others are planned in conjunction with the installation of a new or refurbished chairlift.

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