1. In December of 2013, The Charlemont, Massachusetts Planning Board approved a request by the Schaefer family, owners of the Berkshire East Ski Area, to begin construction of what will be the longest Mountain Coaster in North America. Construction soon began and the project is now nearing completion.

    I visited the area on August 29th as the final sections of the stainless steel track were being assembled.

    For more information please visit

    This video was written and produced by William L. Farrell of Farrell Video Productions, Dublin, NH 03444

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  2. I recently drove up to Berkshire East to meet with area manager Jonathan Schaefer as he and his staff were going through the final safety inspections for their new Mountain Coaster. After a successful load inspection with sandbags, Jonathan and marketing director Gabe Porter-Henry asked me to be one of the very first test pilots.

    They didn't need to twist my arm as I jumped at the opportunity, rigged up my camera, buckled my seat belt on off I went. Once the haul cable engaged my coaster car, I began the four hundred foot vertical ascent.

    The scenery was spectacular and my ride to the top was enjoyable and relaxing. And then...

    Please visit berkshireeast.com

    Also visit farrellvideoproductions.com

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  3. In the 1989 Movie Field of Dreams, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella listened when a voice said, "if you build it...he will come." A few years ago, Roy Schaefer listened when his sons said, "if we build it, they will come." This isn't about building a baseball field...it was about a family's dream to build the longest mountain coaster in all of North America.

    Please visit berkshireeast.com

    Also farrellvideoproductions.com

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  4. A Sunday on the Thunderbolt

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  5. Can you recall an experience that was one of the most fun things that you'd ever done? Nine year old Joshua Kipp of Agawam, MA did. The French have a saying for this..."Joie de Vivre." The Thunderbolt is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.

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