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   Massachusetts: Ski Butternut: Expansions
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East Area at Ski Butternut
East Area Details
East Area
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1964-65
Lifts:1 lift
Terrain:Novice and intermediate terrain
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Due to large crowds during Butternut Basin's first year of chairlift operation, the Murdocks opened a new 2,200 foot trail (today's Cruiser slope) and installed a T-Bar for the 1964-65 season to help bridge the gap to the next chairlift installation.

In 1981, the T-Bar was sold and replaced with a used Mueller double chairlift (originally installed circa 1961 at Mt. Cathalia, NY), called "Granny's Double." Two additional trails were added in the complex.

In 2005, a new 2,078 foot long, 416 vertical foot Doppelmayr CTEC fixed grip quad chairlift ("Cruiser Quad") was installed, replacing Granny's Double.


A late 60s Butternut Basin trail map showing the East Area
A late 60s Butternut Basin trail map showing the East Area

Granny's Double (2002)
Granny's Double (2002)

The Cruiser area on the 2009 trail map
The Cruiser area on the 2009 trail map

Ski Butternut Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
East Area1964-65Open
Highline Area1968-69Open
Overbrook Area1975-76Open
Summit Area1963-64Open
West Area1980sCancelled
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Last updated: July 2, 2014

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