At a Glance
- Trails: 22
- Beginner: 30%
- Intermediate: 40%
- Advanced: 30%
- Lifts: 8
- Vertical Drop: 1,000 feet
- Snowmaking: 100%
- Night Skiing: Yes
- Website: Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
- Hours of operation:
- Weekdays 9 AM to 10 PM
- Weekends 8 AM to 10 PM
People have been skiing Wachusett Mountain since 1934. Located in Princeton, MA, the Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is only 30 minutes from Worcester, an hour and ten minutes from Providence, RI, and a hour and twenty minutes from Boston. There is even commuter rail service from Boston to nearby Fitchburg. Wachusett picks up skiers and takes them to the Mountain and returns them to the train station in the afternoon. Ski Magazine considers Wachusett to be the most accessible ski area in the eastern United States.
Wachusett offers both day and night skiing.
Shaped skis, boots and poles or snowboards and boots are available to rent as are helmets. Rentals may be half day, full day, all day (day and night) or for the season.
Ski and snowboard instruction includes daily class and private lessons. They also have one, two, and three day beginner packages as well as seasonal programs and clinics including a race clinic.
Wachusett has a night race league Mondays through Thursdays, as well as eight other special race events.
Lift tickets are available for half day (8 AM to 12:30 PM or 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM), day (8 AM to 4 PM), as well as two different evening tickets (4 to 10 PM or 6 to 10 PM). They also offer many different season pass options.
Amenities at Wachusett include: the Bullock Lodge, the Black Diamond Restaurant, the Coppertop Lounge, the Wachusett Cafeteria, the Balance Rock Coffee Company, and the Mountainside Ski and Sports store.
Wachusett also hosts meetings such as corporate meetings or social gatherings as well as weddings.
Tuesday 08/04/2015 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe. High 82F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Wednesday 08/05/2015 20%
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 77F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 08/06/2015 0%
Mostly sunny skies. High 74F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
499 Mountain Road
Princeton, MA 01541