Big holiday weekend for Massachusetts ski areas

BLANDFORD, Mass. (WWLP) – The weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is typically one of the busiest weekends of the year for ski areas, 22News went to Blandford Ski Area to find out how the slopes are.

Blandford Ski Area is already seeing improvement from our mild winter last year. Skiers took advantage of their day off from work or school and hit the slopes. And the weather…picture perfect.

Temperatures have been mild during the day while overnight temperatures have been cold enough to make snow

Blandford Ski Area Marketing Director Dave Fraser 22News they could not have asked for a better day. Fraser told 22News, “Conditions are great today the weather is warm, the sun is out, blue sky, freshly groomed snow, cold temperatures at night helps to make snow the skiers are having a great time.”

And skiers were certainly having a good time too. Dave Sparks, from Longmeadow, told 22News, “This is great weather and a day off from school so we’re up here enjoying ourselves.”

The cold temperatures at night have helped Blandford make enough snow to get through the warmer temperatures we have been experiencing during the day.

And the mild air during the day has not kept skiers away, thats for sure.