Wachusett Mountain Offers Value Skiing in Boston’s Backyard

Wachusett Mountain in Massachusetts has many great deals and discounts all season long and has been offering urban skiers, “Mountain Fun…Minutes Away” for years. As one of the closest resorts to Boston, Worcester and Providence, generations of New England families have called Wachusett their home away from home. They are one of the only ski areas to offer public transportation to the mountain. Weekend service is available from Boston’s North Station then a free shuttle picks up skiers and riders and takes them to the resort. There is no need to deal with traffic, parking or inclement driving conditions when Wachusett offers a peaceful, scenic and hassle-free train to the resort. Additionally, the ski area is family owned and operated and the owners understand fully that skiing and riding should not cost families a fortune.

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Rank your favorite ski areas – Boston.com

New England skiers and riders let your voices be heard! The Boston Globe’s Ski Guru Blog wants to know your top ten favorite resorts. I know that I absolutely love Okemo and Mount Abram.

The rankings submitted by readers will then be used to construct a March Madness-style tournament which will determine New England’s best ski resort.

Rank your favorite ski areas – Boston.com.

White Mountains Gem Found in New Hampshire

Looking for the classic New England mountain destination? Coppertoppe Inn and Retreat Center is nestled next to beautiful Newfound Lake at the gateway to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, which makes it the perfect ski getaway too! The building itself is modern; each of the rooms are uniquely decorated and have a decidedly homey feel complete with house plants, libraries and additional special touches that transform the rooms into comfortable living spaces.

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Sugarloaf Deals for Frequent Skiers and Christmas

Sugarloaf Resort in Maine opened on November 29th for the 2009/2010 season. Sugarloaf participates in one of the top discount programs in New England, the Frequent Skier Card. This card can be purchased for $89, just $15 more than a 1-day lift ticket, which gives the purchaser a day of skiing and riding that can be used on any day during the season (including the day of purchase). But it also allows skiers to get $25 off mid-week lift tickets for the season, and $15 off weekend and holiday lift tickets for the rest of the ski season.

An added benefit of the card is that it’s valid not only at Sugarloaf, but at Sunday River and Loon Mountain. And it offers discounts for skiers who head west to Big Sky Resort in Montana and Boyne Mountain in Michigan, as well. The card can be used any day during the season at any of these resorts.

Right now, locals can ski for $25 per day during the week. Great news – the shuttle services from Sugarloaf Resort lodging to the ski resort started on December 5th.

Sugarloaf is currently offering a Christmas package called Christmas on Us. This package requires the purchase of a minimum of 4 nights that span over December 25th, and the lodging on Christmas night is complimentary.

For those who want to ski all resorts in the area, the Gold Plus New England Pass is available and is valid at Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain and Sunday River. Prices are $1199 for weekend/holidays for adults, down to $679 for seniors, with the weekday passes start at the top price of $1099 down to $629.

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