The new owners expect to unveil their plans for the defunct ski area next spring.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Idle for nearly two decades, Brodie Mountain was sold to a group of Florida investors last week.
Located in New Ashford, Massachusetts, Brodie's skiing history dates back to the mid-1930s, when a backcountry ski trail was cut. Multiple rope tow operations followed, including one leased by future Mohawk Mountain and Mount Snow founder Walter Schoenknecht.
In 1964, the Kelly family reopened Brodie as a major chairlift-served area. Growing to a 1,250 foot vertical drop, Brodie had one of the earliest ski seasons in New England, often challenging Killington with its aggressive October snowmaking.
In the fall of 1999, the Kelly family sold Brodie to nearby Jiminy Peak owners Brian Fairbank and Joseph O'Donnell. After three seasons of ski operations, Brodie was shuttered in 2002. Two years later, Brodie was sold to Silverleaf Resorts for $2.6 million with a deeded restriction preventing the operation of a commercial ski or snowboard area. Snow tubing continued while plans were made for a timeshare development, however operations were suspended in 2007. Some buildings and lifts have been subsequently dismantled, while many others remain in various stages of deterioration.
Brodie Mountain (March 2023)
According to the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds, Brodie Mountain Development, LLC acquired the 511-acre property via quitclaim deed from Silverleaf Resorts LLC on November 16 for $975,000. Brodie Mountain Development, LLC lists Todd Oifer, Richard Lindstrom, Drew McCallum and J.D. DeMatteo as managers. The four appear to be neighbors in the Hammock Oaks Court residential community in Lithia, outside of Tampa, Florida.
Plans to bring "economic impact to the town and to everyone" are expected to be released this spring.