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   Massachusetts: Ski Butternut: Expansions
Ski Area Expansions
 
West Area at Ski Butternut
West Area Details
West Area
Status:Cancelled
First Season of Operation:1980s
Lifts:1 chairlifts
Terrain:
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On November 22, 1983, the Murdocks purchased 135 acres of land west of Butternut for $350,000. Part of the purchase included a pond for snowmaking water. In addition, Murdock speculated on constructing new trails and "two more major chairlifts."

In the subsequent decades no net new chairlifts have been installed (three new quad chairlifts were replacements of existing lifts), so it is thought the plans were shelved.


A Google Earth rendering of the area west of the Overbrook complex
A Google Earth rendering of the area west of the Overbrook complex

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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