News From Senator Joyce

For Immediate Release: February 2, 2001
Further Information: Marie Blanchard (617) 722-1643


Senator Brian A. Joyce invites all interested residents to attend a neighborhood meeting this coming Monday, February 5, at 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Trailside Museum. The meeting is to discuss future operations at the Blue Hills Ski Area.

The current operators of the Blue Hills Ski Area, who also operate the Ragged Mountain Ski Resort in New Hampshire, will be available at the meeting to answer questions or neighborhood concerns related to the Ski Area as well as to discuss possible expansion and improvement plans. The meeting will be co-hosted by Senator Joyce and the Friends of Little Blue – the neighborhood association for the Green street area.

"Last year, the Blue Hills Ski Area was on the verge of being closed down due to poor management and a lack of state funds," said Senator Joyce. "Today, I am proud to report that the Ski Area is thriving."

Some of the issues that will be discussed at the meeting include the possibility of expanding ski services into the evening, opening a restaurant/bar at the Ski Area, and the lack of parking and other traffic problems associated with the influx of visitors to the area. The meeting will also address the Ski Area operator’s request for a long-term lease from the State.

"I am looking forward to getting as much input as possible from the Blue Hills neighborhood," said Senator Joyce. "This meeting is a great opportunity for us to work as a community to address everyone’s concerns about the Ski Area and to come up with long term solutions that will benefit both residents and visitors."

The one-hour meeting will be held at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, at 7 p.m., Monday, February 5th.

For more information, call Senator Brian A. Joyce’s office at 617-722-1643.