Hot deals for skiers after dark

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Local skiers know the best time to hit the slopes is after dark when the lights are glowing and the lift ticket prices are cheaper.

Here is a roundup of area ski resorts and special night pricing offered during weekdays or non-holiday times. After a few runs, don't forget to check out the local entertainment and grab a refreshment at one of the lodges at the base of each resort that offer apres-ski fun.

Berkshire East Mountain Resort

66 Thunder Mountain Road, Charlemont

Night skiing deals: Wednesday and Friday nights, lift tickets are $30; 5 to 9 Thursday nights tickets are $19.

Special upcoming events: On Friday, Jan. 31, from 4 to 9 p.m., Berkshire East will host a Non-Profit Ski Night. Take advantage of a discount while giving back to The Food Bank of Western Mass. Skiers who present a barcode they can print out at will receive $5 off their night lift ticket, and Berkshire East will match their donation.

On Saturday, Feb.1, enjoy live music by Lake Side Drive from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the resort's Crazy Horse Bar and Grill.

Bousquet Ski Area

101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield

Night skiing deals: Thursday nights, from 3 to 9, ski for $10. Regular night tickets, 3 to 9 p.m. $20.

Special upcoming events: Try out their Sunday Saver events and ski from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $35

Catamount Mountain Ski Resort

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Route 23, South Egremont

Night skiing deals: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, adult night tickets are $30

Special upcoming events: Family Night at Catamount will be held Saturday, Feb. 1. Lift tickets, rentals and lessons are all discounted. Lift tickets will be sold 2 for $55, 3 for $65, 4 for $75, 5 for $85. Rentals will be $20.

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

37 Corey Road, Hancock

Night skiing deals: To celebrate the arrival of 2020, the ski resort is offering $20 Twilight tickets on selected nights in February and March. In February, the deal will be on Tuesdays Feb. 4, 11 and 25.

Special upcoming events: DJ Dustin' will entertain the lift line, the patio poachers and just about anyone who strolls through Jiminy Peak on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Ski Butternut

380 State Road, Great Barrington

Night skiing deals: Monday through Friday, during non-holiday time periods, one-day lift tickets are $25 for adults, so you don't have to be a night skier to take advantage of this deal. If you're looking to go tubing, Friday nights are $15 for a three-hour pass.

Special upcoming events: Start February off right with a "Fe-BREW-ary with Barrington Brewery" event from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the upper lodge.


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