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Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

499 Mountain Rd

Located within the Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area operates in cooperation with the Massachusetts Departmenet of Conservation and Recreation, providing skiing and snowboarding on 100 acres of terrain within a 450-acre lease area. A major expansion was completed in 1982; including the construction of the current base lodge.


Michael Le

Friday, March 23, 2018
This is not a bad mountain to snowboard at with the family. The only down side is that this place has insanely long lift lines. There are three main lifts for the entire mountain. This mountain has a lot of nice and easy slopes for easy riding so it is good for beginners. I would recommend taking lessons here too. They have and excellent bunny slopes and we had a very good instructor for my nephew snowboarding lesson.

Lisa Tran

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Went snowboarding here for the first time with my boyfriend in late March (thanks to some recent snowfall) and had a great time. Perfect for intermediate riders with its many blues (many of which were long, which is our favorite kind of trail). Also family-friendly, we saw a number of little kids riding and skiing fearlessly with their families. Conditions could not have been better--snow was soft and temperatures were just right. We even saw some flurries that night. Well lit for night riding/skiing and folks. Staff were friendly, especially Tim who helped us with the snowboard rentals. He went out of his way towards the end of the night to give us tips and advice/guidance on snowboard equipment. We ended up buying some used snowboard equipment for a good price, which was the cherry on top of a great day. Only disappointing experience was with our initial lift ticket pickup from an outside booth window. The staff didn't give any indication that her system wasn't working for online orders so many of us waited in this line only to be directed in a bored manner that we can only do it inside, where there was another line. She didn't even try to help--totally willfully unaware of the customer perspective/experience. Super lame. But that was it for the 'needs improvement' (and the fact that the snowboard rentals were definitely in a worse space than the ski rentals haha). Will definitely be back next season! And it really is a trip from Boston, which makes it even better.

Rahul Ghadge

Monday, May 7, 2018
Very good place for skiing and snowboarding. It's comparatively at good price if you carry your own kit. If not you can always rent it with additional cost. Good option for food and buying different kits too. Typically you can spend whole day and enjoy the adventure.

Mary Cass

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
Never been disappointed. Great mountain with a great atmosphere. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Struggling to return my rental and my daughters rentals after a full day of skiing. I was met before I got to the door for returns by an assistant. Went on a holiday and the mountain never felt crowded. No long waits and love the new lift ticket sensors.

Alex Fandel

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Great place to hike! Old Indian trail is the loop I took. A lot of scrambling and steep parts but it was worth the view. Definitely bring bug spray!

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