Local ski resorts busy after weekend snowstorm

Hampden County

BLANDFORD, Mass. (WWLP) – Ski resorts are seeing big crowds this weekend in western Massachusetts.

Many families traditionally take ski trips for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

On Sunday, skiers and riders hit the slopes in Blandford that was blanketed with 4 inches of natural snow Saturday night.

“It couldn’t have hit at a better time to be honest with you,” General manager Ron Crozier told 22News. “You always hope to get a little bit of natural snow coming into a weekend anyway and with Martin Luther King weekend being an extended weekend you get Monday too.”

The latest snowstorm was really the perfect storm for Ski Blandford.

It made for packed powdered conditions and skiers told 22News what it was like skiing and riding on the mountain Sunday.

“This morning with the fresh powder made it really easy to make clean turns,” Jason Adam of Westfield said.

Tracy Pobieglo added, “I’ve skied here since I was three-years-old with my family so to get the girls out on the slopes, it’s a loose ride, it’s convenient and it’s very family friendly, so it’s nice.”

Crozier said they had more than twice the number of people Sunday than Saturday and expects it to be busy again on Monday.

President’s Day weekend is typically their busiest weekend of the winter. They hope to stay open until at least mid-March, weather permitting.

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