North – Ski Blandford, MA

As of 2019, this is the newest lift at Ski Blandford, having opened in 1978.
The bottom terminal has the counterweight.
Loading area.
Portal style tower 1.
View up the lift line.
The line crosses a large cliff.
First pitch of the line.
After the cliff, the lift actually travels downhill for a stretch.
Old school version of a combination tower.
Tower 12.
T13 and the top bullwheel.
View down from the summit.
Hall chairs with footrests.

5 thoughts on “North – Ski Blandford, MA

  1. sullivanq March 4, 2020 / 11:11 am

    lift hasnt opened since i think 2014 or so. They ran it on the diesel engine a bit last year to keep the cobwebs off the gears if you know what I mean. Fallen into great deterioration as seen in some of these photos. Not really needed since this side of the mountain is natural snow only, which is of course extremely rare in big enough amounts to open it. blandford doesn’t really have the money to repair this lift anyway, even though they are owned by butternut. Anyone know aabout how much a new 2 speed engine would cost for this thing? they installed one on glade for 2019-2020 seasons.

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    • Miles Upshur December 1, 2020 / 3:47 pm

      Ah yes I do know “what you mean”… dustin’ off the ol’ cobwebs

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      • sullivanq January 15, 2021 / 5:43 am

        It’s all irrelevant now, all three lifts will just sit and rot unless they give the mountain another shot.

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  2. unknown January 25, 2021 / 11:29 am

    sad it closed though

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    • sullivanq February 23, 2021 / 4:35 pm

      they had it coming though. Poor management led to manmade snow that just sat around and melted. Snowmaking ponds were built on the upper mountain (which were expensive) but they didn’t line them so they didn’t hold any water. The 2019-2020 season was terrible for snowfall, and for all of January and February there was no snow in the woods. TLDR: Poor management, on top of bad weather, on top of being a small remote ski area, is what led to their demise.

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