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Nashoba Valley Ski Area Turned 50 This Week

The ski resort on Powers Road is celebrating with a variety of events.

courtesy: Pam Fletcher
courtesy: Pam Fletcher

Westford's home to one of the few ski areas in Eastern Massachusetts and that ski area turned 50 years old on Sunday.

Nashoba Valley Ski Area marked the anniversary of the day it first opened in 1964, continuing the celebrations throughout the 2013-14 winter season.

Today, the ski hill reports over 11,000 runs per hour on a normal day, with over 50 inches of annual snowfall, but that wasn't always the case.

"The early years were rough," said Nashoba Valley Ski Area spokesperson Pam Fletcher. "The first year, Nashoba was only open for 14 days, with one rope town, shovel packed slopes, and a humble one-story building with a gravel floor."

On Feb. 27, lift tickets will be only $2.50, the original prices in 1964. 

For more images throughout the years, check out the attached video from Nashoba Valley Ski Area. For more information on events at the resort, head to www.skinashoba.com.  
Chris Daley January 21, 2014 at 07:53 AM
Very nice video and music. In 1992 I came East from Colorado to visit family and took part in the Steve Mahre, Tiger Shaw clinic. They raced a giant slalom dual course in the Coors Pro Tour; I still have the t-shirt commemorating this event. And I met Pam Fletcher in the Winter Park parking lot renting demo skis out of a van. Nashoba Valley great for kids and boomers like me! You can see the Prudential tower from chairlift. Happy 50th!

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