Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Princeton, Massachusetts

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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

Description

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.

Rentals

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.

Lessons

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.

Racing

Wachusett has a night race league Mondays through Thursdays, as well as eight other special race events.

Lift Tickets

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

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.

Weather

Winter Storm Warning

Issued:
3:56 AM EST on January 16, 2018
Expires:
6:00 PM EST on January 17, 2018
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 01/16/2018 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun early followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 31F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Snow
Wednesday 01/17/2018 100%
Snow
Periods of snow. High 31F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 3 to 5 inches of snow expected.
Clear
Thursday 01/18/2018 10%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 27F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

Address Information

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
499 Mountain Road
Princeton, MA 01541
Phone: 978-464-2300

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