Blandford Ski Area

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Blandford Ski Area
Location41 Nye Brook Road, Blandford, Massachusetts
Nearest major cityBlandford, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°11′19.865″N 72°54′2.765″W / 42.18885139°N 72.90076806°W / 42.18885139; -72.90076806
Vertical465 ft (142 m)
Top elevation1,490 ft (514 m)
Base elevation1,025 ft (315 m)
Skiable area132 acres
Runs27 trails
Longest runNorth Slope
Lift system3 doubles, 2 surface lifts
Terrain parks2
Snowfallaverage of 60-70 inches/year
Snowmaking80%
Night skiing12 trails, 4 lifts
Websiteskiblandford.com

Blandford Ski Area (BSA) is a ski area located in Blandford, Massachusetts. It was owned and operated by the Springfield Ski Club from 1936 until 2017, when it was sold to private hands, and was the oldest, continuously operating club-owned ski area in North America. In fall of 2017, Blandford underwent a private sale to Butternut Ski Area. Butternut had planned on re-opening the ski area that same year and had started making snow when inspections of their lifts and other facilities made it abundantly clear that they would need more time to get everything up to code.[1] The mountain and its buildings have since been heavily remodeled. More snowmaking was added, two new groomers were brought in and the ski lodges interiors and exteriors were updated. Following successful refurbishments, Blandford Ski Area was reopened for the 2018/2019 ski season and has remained operational since.

Mountain Information[edit]

Blandford Ski Area has 27 trails (12 lighted for night skiing), 2 terrain parks, and 5 lifts: 3 double chairlifts, a rope tow, 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.

Trails[edit]

  • Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg - Easier 30%
  • Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg - More Difficult 45%
  • Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg - Most Difficult: 25%

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