April 1, 2020 UPDATE
Dear Ski Blandford Gift Card and Season Pass Holders –
We appreciate your patience during this time of transition, while we are closing down Ski Blandford as well as dealing with the State-Mandated guidelines of the Coronavirus. Refunds are being processed in the order they are received. Some delays may occur.
We finally have the details ironed out about how Ski Blandford Gift Cards will be handled. There are two options:
A) Transfer the balance to Ski Butternut’s Buck Card. Just email a screenshot of your card number to Lisa@skiblandford.com along with your First & Last Name, Phone, Email and the Amount Due.
B) Receive a Refund. Email a screenshot of your card number to Lisa@skiblandford.com. Please include your First & Last Name, Mailing Address, Phone, Email and the Amount Due. A check will be mailed in the next month or so.
For Season Pass Refunds, email Lisa@skiblandford.com with your Name and type(s) of season passes purchased. Refunds cannot be made to debit or credit cards. Refund checks will be issued within a month.
Please note that if you request a refund, all unused Early Bird Vouchers will need to be returned to Ski Blandford, PO Box 760, Blandford, MA 01008.
For guests transferring season passes to Ski Butternut, your Early Bird vouchers will be honored. If you haven’t picked them up yet, they will be available for you at Ski Butternut’s Office, the first day of the 2020-2021 Ski Season.
After April 15, 2020 please email the above information to Sarah@skibutternut.com. As things are processed, we will try and respond to each of your emails, but this will let you know what to expect.
March 26, 2020
Dear Ski Blandford Season Pass Holder,
In 2017 Butternut purchased Blandford Ski Area. Our goal was to keep the ski area operational and to grow the sport of skiing and riding. Over the last three seasons we have made significant investments in Ski Blandford’s infrastructure. We fixed the lifts, upgraded the electrical system, replaced snowmaking pipe, and added snow guns. Everyone involved has worked hard to make Ski Blandford a success. We are proud of the Ski Blandford team; they have done an outstanding job. However, after all this hard work, we are still losing money. Unfortunately, Butternut cannot continue to support the losses we have experienced at Blandford. When you add present economic uncertainties to the mix, we are forced to make a very hard business decision. With much disappointment, we are announcing the closure of Ski Blandford; the ski area will not open next season.
What happens now? If you purchased an Early Bird Season Pass for next season (2020-2021), you may transfer your pass to Ski Butternut at no charge, and your bonus vouchers will be honored at Butternut. Or, we can refund your money. Please email Lisa@skiblandford.com by April 15th and let us know what you prefer.
Refunds will be issued to anyone who prepaid for a seasonal locker. Current locker holders with things still in their lockers, please email Lisa to make arrangements for pick up. In light of the Coronavirus, we request that you do not come to Ski Blandford without making prior arrangements.
If you had a Ski Blandford season pass this winter, we offer you a discounted season pass to Ski Butternut for next year. This offer is good until August 31st. To receive this special discount, call the Butternut office at 413-528-2000 x111. Please direct any questions after April 15th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This was not an easy decision to make. We know the passion and dedication you have for Ski Blandford, and we share your love of the place. We are very disappointed to have to deliver this news.
Jef Murdock, President
Ronald W. Crozier, General Manager