499 Mountain Rd, Princeton, MA | Directions 0154142.503555 -71.885434
Open during summer and fall events
Best skiing area in Massachusetts – This is my first winter in New England and will definitely go back for skiing at the Wachusett Mountain.
Today was my first trip to the Wachusett after trying other skiing areas in Mass.
The location is convenient for all MA, CT, and RI residents, there is no need for a longer trip while you will find what you need what ever your skiing level is at the Wachusett.
The tracks are convenient for all kind of Skiers, from a very beginner to a Pro, the tracks are long enough the lifts are so organized and the snow quality was very good.
If you are planning a one day skiing trip and did not try it yet, just go there and you will never regret.
This centrally located mountain is the state's most popular skiing destination. – The Scene
Wachusett boasts more student visits per week than all of Vermont's ski areas get in a season. The central location doesn't hurt; nor does the nearby Wachusett Village Inn complex, which has made the ski area more of a multi-day destination.
A 1,000-foot vertical drop packs one of the best punches south of the New Hampshire border with a 360-degree view of the Boston skyline, and the mountains of New Hampshire, Vermont and the Berkshires. State-of-the-art snowmaking blasts powder on even the toughest days. Wachusett also boasts the largest ski school in the state (with 200 instructors) and one of the most popular NASTAR courses in the country. This means crowds, but an improved lift system, with the state's only two high-speed quads, keeps things moving at a reasonable pace.
Vertical drop: 1,000 feet
Base elevation: 1,006 feet
Top elevation: 2,006 feet
Skiable acres: 105
Snowboarding: Full facilities
It's Close – Good for stretching the legs on a weekday morning or afternoon. Gets horrible when school buses show up; have seen multiple instances of skiiers getting plowed over by OOC snowboarders. Century Pass great value; nice lodge, but location is what makes this place.
8.6 is too high – It's a good beginner mountain, but that's it. The diamond trails there are equivalent to average intermediate trails elsewhere. I'm not sure why Wachusett got a higher rating than Jiminy, because it is certainly inferior.
However, it is convenient and can be good for partial-day trips.
Great place to learn – It's a good Southern NE mountain, better than most in this class.
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