Wachusett Mountain Skiing
“Wachusett” is the Algonquin Indian word for “The Great Hill.” Geologically speaking, Wachusett is a monadnock, the Indian word for a mountain that stands alone.
Wachusett is the highest mountain in Massachusetts east of the Connecticut River and stands some 2,006 feet above sea level at its peak. Their panoramic summit views include sites of Boston to the east.
In addition to skiing, Wachusett is a great place to go hiking with the family in the summer & fall months. Get a better idea about what it's like to hike to the top of Wachusett Mountain in our photo adventure guide.
Wachusett Mountain is just over an hour from Boston and an easy drive out Route 2. Enjoy free parking upon arrival in both the upper and lower lots.
Ski Train from Boston to Wachusett
Skiers and snowboarders from Boston can take the commuter rail from Boston’s North Station to the new Wachusett Station. During the Winter Season, Wachusett services designated trains on Saturday & Sunday mornings with a COMPLIMENTARY Shuttle Bus Service.
Summit Elevation: 2,006 feet
Vertical Drop: 1,000 feet
• Skiable Acres: 100
• Novice 30%, Intermediate 40%, Advanced 30%
• The longest trail is 1 1/2 miles on “Balance Rock.”
• Beginners area and children’s learning area compliment the already wide variety of terrain that exists for skiers of all abilities.
8 (with an uphill capacity of more than 9,200 skiers per hour) including 2
Traditionally, skiing from the day after Thanksgiving until early April.
There are more than 40 ski areas within driving distance of the Greater Boston area. Find out more great places to ski near Boston in our guide to New England skiing.
Cross country skiing is great way to get outdoors, into the wilderness, and explore trails covered with snow. Visit our guide to Cross-Country skiing near Boston to find some terrific Nordic ski centers near you.
WeekDay: 9:00am - 4:00pm
WeekNight: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Weekend Day: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Weekend Night: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
499 Mountain Road, Princeton, MA, 01541 map
Phone: (978) 464-2300
From Boston, take Route 2 West, to Exit 25 (Route 140 South), follow signs 3.5 miles.
From Rhode Island and south, Route 146 North to Worcester, to Interstate 290 East, to Exit 19 (Interstate 190 North), to Exit 5 (Route 140 North), access road 12 miles north on the left.
From Worcester, Interstate 290 East to Exit 19 (Interstate 190 North) to Exit 5 (Route 140 North), access road 12 miles north
From the west, Mass Pike to Exit 10 in Auburn (Interstate 290 East) to Exit 19 (Interstate 190 North) to Exit 5 (Route 140 North), access road 12 miles north on the left.
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