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Chute and Tow 1 (2002)
Mt. Greylock Ski Club
Williamstown, Massachusetts
Status: Open
First Season:1940s
Vertical Drop:350 feet
Standing Lifts:Surface lifts
Past Lifts:Surface lift
Left: Chute and Tow 1 (2002)
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Located on a western subpeak of Mt. Greylock, the Mt. Greylock Ski Club facility has hosted lift served skiing for decades.

The Thunderbolt

The Mt. Greylock Ski Club dates back to the 1930s, when members were involved with the storied Thunderbolt trail on the east side of the mountain. During the 1930s, the Thunderbolt was considered one of the top ski trails in the country. The ski club was formally established as a Massachusetts organization on May 5, 1937, with all of its officers residing in Pittsfield. James Stack was the first President.

Goodell Hollow

Circa the early 1940s, the club installed a rope tow in the Goodell Hollow area on the west side of the mountain. During its heyday, the ski area operated at capacity and the club had a waiting list. By the 1970s, there were three rope tows and a ski jump.

The economic downturn in Berkshire County, as well as other issues plaguing the ski industry in general, slowed down the Mt. Greylock Ski Club soon thereafter. While larger nearby areas such as Brodie and Berkshire Snow Basin have ceased to exist, devoted members have been able to keep the Mt. Greylock Ski Club operating.

The ski area continues to operate to this day for members (and prospective members) with no electricity, no snowmaking, two rope tows, and a one-way dirt access road.

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Maps
2000-01 Mt. Greylock Ski Club Trail Map2001-02 Mt. Greylock Ski Club Trail Map2002-03 Mt. Greylock Ski Club Trail Map2003-04 Mt. Greylock Ski Club Trail Map2004-05 Mt. Greylock Ski Club Trail Map2005-06 Mt. Greylock Ski Club Trail Map
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Year by Year History
Adult Weekend Full Day Lift Ticket; Adult Full Price Unlimited Season Pass
2010s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
2016-172016-17 Ticket Price Graph$85.002016-17 Season Pass Price Graph2016-17 Skier Visit Graph
2015-162015-16 Ticket Price Graph$85.002015-16 Season Pass Price Graph2015-16 Skier Visit Graph
2014-152014-15 Ticket Price Graph$85.002014-15 Season Pass Price Graph2014-15 Skier Visit Graph

Visitor Memories
"I'm just converting some old movies to DVD, and have a few hundred feet of action at Goodell Hollow. In 1959-61 a family membership was $15,a great bargain for a full winters activity. We lived in Dalton, I worked at the GE Ordnance Dept on Plastics Ave in Pittsfield, and my wife, Millicent taught math at the Dalton schools. Son Douglas learned to ski when he was 3, and we went to Goodell Hollow every weekend during the Winter. The road up the hill to the ski area was a challenge, and most folks parked at the base of the hill and walked up. The second season, I was driving an old 1930 Model A, and during the winter I installed wider 16 inch wheels, and with chains was able to chug up the hill. Incidentally, the pulley's on the rope tows were old Model A wheels. We would bring a pot of chili and have lunch out in the sunny snow. By the way, part of the membership deal was that members needed to donate some time to the running and maintenance of the area. It was certainly a great area for young families."
Alan Taplow, Sep. 11, 2015
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External Links
  • Mount Greylock Ski Club - official site
  • Mount Greylock Ski Club - New England Lost Ski Areas Project
  • Last updated: November 19, 2016

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