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Otis Ridge, Massachusetts
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts
Updated on Monday, December 31, 2018
Added a vintage 1960s trail map and more history!
Wachusett, Massachusetts
Updated on Saturday, December 29, 2018
Added a vintage trail map, more lift photos, and more history!
Article: Multiple Ski Areas Remain Closed as the New Year Approaches
NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com News on Thursday, December 27, 2018
Chairlifts at ski areas in three states have yet to carry any skiers this season.
Article: Massachusetts Lift Ticket Prices Up 2%
NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com News on Sunday, November 25, 2018
The average weekend non-holiday adult ticket price is now $58.75.
Article: Lift Construction Continues Despite Birds and Snow
NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com News on Sunday, November 18, 2018
New lifts are set to debut across New England over the next few months.
Alpine CCC Ski Trails
Some of Massachusetts's most legendary ski trails were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Timelines
Massachusetts ski area expansions - past, present, future.
Lifts
A year by year breakdown of ski lift installations, relocations, and removals.
Maps
Hundreds of trail maps, past and present.
Then and Now
Side by side comparison photos of how Massachusetts' ski areas have changed over the years.
Ticket Prices
Weekend day lift ticket prices by year by ski area.
Active Ski Areas with Chairlifts
Area
Town, Years, Vertical
Berkshire East
Charlemont
1954 • 1,180'
Blandford
Blandford
1936 • 465'
Blue Hills
Canton
1950 • 309'
Bousquet
Pittsfield
1935 • 750'
Bradford
Haverhill
1949 • 248'
Butternut
Great Barrington
1936 • 1,000'
Catamount
South Egremont
1939 • 1,000'
Easton
Deerfield
1930s • 440'
Jiminy Peak
Hancock
1948 • 1,150'
Nashoba Valley
Westford
1964 • 230'
Otis Ridge
Otis
1947 • 400'
Wachusett
Princeton
1960 • 1,000'
Ward
Shrewsbury
1939 • 220'
Active Ski Areas with Surface Lifts Only
Area
Town, Years, Vertical
Mt. Greylock Ski Club
Williamstown
1940s • 350'
Osceola Park
Pittsfield
1950s • 100'
Waidlich Family Tow
Montague
1970s • 100'

Lost/Non-Operational Ski Areas
Area
Town, Years, Vertical
Atlantic Forests
Amesbury
1940s-1992 • 330'
Beartown
Lee
1940-1964 • 820'
Benjamin Hill
Shirley
1963-1970s • 100'
Berkshire Snow Basin
Cummington
1949-1989 • 550'
Boston Hills
North Andover
1949-1993* • 320'
Brodie
New Ashford
1940-2002 • 1,250'
Chickley Alp
Hawley
1938-1980s • 300'
Eastover
Lenox
1954-1990s • 165'
Jericho
Marlborough
1939-1998 • 160'
Jug End
South Egremont
1940s-1980s • 350'
Klein Innsbruck
Franklin
1968-2000 • 200'
Mt. Mohawk
Shelburne
1957-1980s • 450'
Pine Ridge
Barre
1940s-2006 • 224'
Thunderbolt
Adams
1958-1960s • 200'
Mt. Tom
Holyoke
1960-1998 • 680'
Mt. Watatic
Ashby
1930s-1983 • 550'
Cancelled Ski Areas
Area
Town, Decade, Vertical
Burnt Hill
Heath
1960s • 600'
Brockton Landfill
Brockton
1970s • 200'
Dunroamin Country Club
Hardwick
1960s
Mt. Greylock
Adams
1960s • 2,000'
Greylock Glen
Adams
1970s • 750'
Hiawatha
Blackstone
 
Mt. Hope
Colrain
 
Mt. Toby
Sunderland
1930s
Nobscot Hill
Sudbury
1960s
Oak 'n Spruce
Lee
1960s • 800'
Saddle Ball Ski Area
New Ashford
1960s
Tyringham Cobble
Tyringham
1930s
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