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   Massachusetts: Ski Butternut: Expansions
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Highline Area at Ski Butternut
Highline Area Details
Highline Area
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1968-69
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:Intermediate terrain
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In it's first major expansion since becoming Butternut Basin, the Murdocks moved forward with a significant investment in helping to accommodate increasing crowds.

A new 1968 Carlevaro & Savio double chairlift (Highline Double), climbing 650 vertical feet over a run of 3,200 feet, was installed, serving two new intermediate trails (including Main Street) to the west of the summit chairlift.

In addition, the base lodge was expanded by 2,500 square feet and the snowmaking coverage increased to 42 acres.

In 2004, the Highline double was replaced with a fixed grip quad chairlift.


The Butternut Basin trail map after the 1968 Highline expansion
The Butternut Basin trail map after the 1968 Highline expansion

The Highline area on the 2009 trail map
The Highline 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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