In May, 2018 the Schaefer family, of Charlemont MA, longtime owners / managers of Berkshire East Mountain Resort purchased Catamount Ski Area. Integration of the two businesses began immediately. The similarities between the two ski areas, their proximity, yet completely different market bases made for a logical partnership.
One of the first integrations was the Berkshire Summit Pass. This winter pass comes in four flavors, Unlimited, Locals (6-day), Midweek, Night and is completely reciprocal with its sister resort. Additionally, discounts on winter activities and summer adventures will be shared between the resorts and for each respective customer base.
In the fall of 2019, Catamount opened the longest zipline in the United States, and Berkshire East is home to multiple best-in-class summer activities such as rafting, biking, zip lines and mountain coaster.
Catamount is closer to New York City than the Catskill ski areas and is a much larger more diverse mountain than any of the Connecticut or southern Massachusetts ski areas, while located in the heart of a world class cultural tourism area, the Berkshires and 20 minutes from Hudson, NY.
In preparation for the 2021-2022 season, the Schaefer family has made a number of key improvements to Catamount Mountain Resort. The new Catamount lodge has opened which has added seating for 350. Two new lifts (a triple and a quad) will be up and running for the upcoming winter season. Five trails with snowmaking have been added, along with an increase in overall snowmaking capacity. New night skiing terrain has also been added. Also, Catamount's grooming fleet has expanded with the purchase of a new Prinoth Leitwolf. A new snowtubing park is also in the works, as is an entirely-revamped lineup of dining options.