Blandford Ski Area
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|Blandford Ski Area|
|Location||41 Nye Brook Road, Blandford, Massachusetts|
|Nearest city||Blandford, Massachusetts|
|Top elevation||1,490 ft (514 m)|
|Base elevation||1,025 ft (315 m)|
|Longest run||North Slope|
|Snowfall||average of 60-70 inches/year|
|Night skiing||12 trails, 4 lifts|
Blandford Ski Area is a ski area located in Blandford, Massachusetts and is operated by the Springfield Ski Club. Blandford Ski Area has been owned by the Springfield Ski Club since 1936. This is the oldest, continuously operating club-owned ski area in North America.
Blandford Ski Area has 23 trails (12 lighted for night skiing) and 5 lifts, including 3 double chairlifts and a magic carpet lift. The base is located at 1,025 ft and the summit is located at 1,490 ft; a 465 ft vertical drop. They have updated snow-making that covers about 80% of the mountain, as well as up-to-date grooming. They have two lodges; an older lodge, and a new lodge with hot food service. The average season at Blandford Ski Area lasts from mid to late December to middle March.