How the Blue Hills Ski Area Made History

The Blue Hill Ski Area has served the community since 1935, starting with a few downhill runs opening up. Then, a practice slope opened up. By 1949, 3 rope tows were built and in 1963, a lodge as well as a double chair lift brought more life to the Blue Hills Ski Area. Since then, skiing at the Blue Hills has grown to 60 acres, 16 trails, 4 lifts, and 309 feet of vertical drop.

One unique part of the history of the Blue Hills Ski area is that it is one of the first locations in the United States to utilize snowmaking technology to coat the slopes with fresh white snow. Molly Ross, general manager of the ski area, tells us in Blue Hills A-Live how Larchmont Engineering & Irrigation received the first patent for snowmaking in 1959 and snow making began shortly thereafter. Snow making has lengthened the Blue Hills ski season to well into March and April (depending on the season).

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