Bousquet Mountain in Massachusetts Continues Transformative Upgrades

Bousquet Mountain in Massachusetts Continues Transformative Upgrades

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Bousquet Mountain in Massachusetts Continues Transformative Upgrades

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Bousquet Mountain in Pittsfield, Massachusetts was once one of the most endangered ski hills in all of New England. Since Mill Town Capital purchased the hill in 2020, the mountain has undergone major changes to bring skiers back. According to New England Ski Industry, they have completely torn down their old base lodge this spring and will be constructing a new one in its place. The five million dollar lodge will be 15,800 square feet, which is slightly larger than the original iteration. A three-year snowmaking project fully rebuilding their system is also being completed this year,  with dozens of new SMI Guns being added to make their snowmaking network all-electric. Lastly, their Blue Chair is having its haul rope replaced, extending its longevity.

This past winter, Bousquet added a new triple chairlift that originally serviced the Hermitage Club in Vermont. The triple originally opened at the Hermitage Club/Haystack in 1985 but didn’t operate until February due to an aligning mistake with the lift towers. When it opened in February, it provided the mountain with top to bottom skiing. Bosquet has transformed itself from a fundamentally flawed mountain to a remarkable comeback story, and more improvements are likely to come.

Image Credits: Skimap.org, Bousquet

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