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Terrain Parks - Wachusett


Riders Guide

Wachusett is an Algonquin word for “Great Hill” and the resort continues to live up to its name. The first trails were cut by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930’s and continue to offer families and visitors fun in present day. It’s low-key perfect for groups and families and it’s exceedingly convenient to reach because of its proximity to Boston, Massachusetts. It offers a vertical drop of over 1,000 feet that contain more than 20 named trails on some of New England’s finest mountain landscape. 30% of the runs are suitable for beginners, 40% for intermediate and 30% for advanced.

Parks and Pipes

There is a terrain park at Wachusett which features tons of great jumps, rails, jibs and boxes. Wachusett Mountain is an extremely snowboard friendly resort that features plenty of diverse terrain. Additionally, The Mountainside Ski & Sport Shop has all the latest snowboard equipment and apparel. For first timers the Wachusett Mountain Ski School offers a variety of learn-to-snowboard programs.

Out of Bounds

There are tons of events at Wachusett, from racing to park riding seminars. Off the mountain there are lots of great activities, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and ice skating are just a few. There is also great shopping, historic sites and much more. In fact, Boston is close by and offers innumerable activities and sights.

Hangout & Hookup

There are several great places to hang out while off the slopes. The ski area features a great lounge that has a huge fireplace, delicious pub fare, great drink specials and live music regularly. There are cafes, restaurants and a huge main lodge at the mountain that make great meeting places and are perfect for unwinding after a day on the slopes.

The Deal

It’s about an hour from Boston, Massachusetts and a little over an hour from Hartford, Connecticut. From Boston: Take Rt. 2 West to Exit 25 for Westminster/Princeton. Take Rt. 140 South to a right onto Mile Hill Rd. and travel half a mile to the Wachusett Ski Area. The entrance to the resort is on the right.