Ski Butternut acquires Blandford Ski Area; upgrades planned
Ben Denard, marketing assistant for Ski Butternut in Great Barrington, confirmed the purchase Wednesday morning.
"We're working on general renovations and maintenance," he said. "We want to be open and ready for the season."
The sale became final on Sept. 1, when Blandford Properties LLC, which is managed by Ski Butternut owner Jeffrey Murdock, purchased the resort on Second Division Road in Blandford for $269,000.
Blandford is the second local ski area Ski Butternut has acquired in recent years. On Dec. 31, 2016, Otis Ridge Properties LLC, another company managed by Murdock, acquired the struggling Otis Ridge ski area on Monterey Road, which it had rescued from foreclosure back in 2011.
"We're reaching out to all the guests, all the old members and they will be refunded," he said. "We want everyone to feel welcome here."
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