499 Mountain Road, Princeton , MA (Driving Directions to Wachusett)
Last Updated: 10/23/2016 2:06 AM

Wachusett Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 7 Beginner
  • 11 Intermediate
  • 4 Advanced
Wachusett Mountain is a medium sized resort in Massachusetts (US). The mountain offers lifts for everyone, with one lift going to a more advanced area, 4 short lifts and 1 chair lift going to easier areas, and 2 lifts going to intermediate areas (which is also where most of the terrain parks are). The Wachusett area offers comfortable mountain lodging ... nearby the resort, and slopeside dining as well. It also includes ski school (also an all day ski school for kids 6 and up, which includes lunch) and ski and snowboard rental. Wachusett Mountain is a beautiful resort with long expanses of trees. It makes a good day trip from Boston and offers a little more variety than some of the other resorts close to Wachusett. Read more

Wachusett Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Wachusett Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 8

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 22

Weekend Hours


Wachusett Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

990 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

1,000 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

2,006 ft

Wachusett Ski Pictures and Photos

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Wachusett Trail Map

Wachusett Reviews & Tips (11)

Wachusett Mountain is a very family friendly mountain with excellent service. Here are few tips to know before arrival: Terrain park- Separate fee of ~5.00 for the whole season Ski slow signs- if you are passing an absurd amount of people on one of these marked trails slow down ski patrol WILL PULL YOUR PASS. Singles Shortcut- if the lines are long and you do not mind making new friends take the singles line you will get up the mountain 10x faster. And If you stop on the mountain single or as a group please stay off to the side of the trail i cannot count the number of times i have almost ran over someone because they stop halfway down a drop where my vision is cut Last but not least have fun and stay safe and remember to call out on passing.
Wachusett review written Mar 17 2015 - 10:30 AM
LittleBoyBlue Advanced Snowboarder
Have skied the mountain for 26 yrs a have loved everyone of them. When ordering a season pass, I get a substantial discount using the code "GPS" on check out of a group sales season pass. The snow is usually good with the snow making abilities, very upgraded. I return every year but rarely on weekends due to the crowds.
Wachusett review written Aug 20 2014 - 02:18 PM
Steve Advanced Skier
my friend took a beginner lesson here. The instructor she had was not very professional. He got very frustrated when she couldn't do what he wanted her to do. Isn't that what lessons/ teachers are for? To learn/ teach something you've never done before...other than that, Good mountains for beginners and closer to major cities.
Wachusett review written Jan 09 2014 - 02:23 PM
kap Intermediate Snowboarder
i have been a wachusett season pass holder for many years as it is a local mountain and i skirace there. my children learned to ski there and we considered it our home mountain. we have had a number of negative experiences due to lack of staff in the right spots at the right time. it is rare to find a ranger or patroller on the "family trails" and many speed through. yesterday, my son and his friend were harrassed, intimidated and then surprised and attacked by 5 kids at the mountain. we reported it, the others did not, the answer was that my son who tried to defend himself, received the same consequence as the children who attacked him. the mountain stands by this, but did not ask any relevant questions, did not ask if my child was ok physically, did not follow up, did not seem to question the fact that bullies- when questioned- would deny a story. the only person from the mountain who may have seen the situation was one patroller who stopped briefly and kept on going as my son was on the ground being hit by two other kids. though i am not a believer in violence and never tell him to use it...i am glad that he protected himself to avoid a more signficant amount of hitting by the others and was able to get away...the answer from wachusset- he should have told..well, he did..the others didn't ..don't bring your family here...
Wachusett review written Feb 19 2013 - 02:59 PM
ira Advanced Skier
This mountain is a great family place! The staff makes everything run smooth and seamless. Our party has all level skiers and boarders and thereis something for everyone. On the busiest day the lift lines are no longer than 10 minutes.The instructors are great.My daughter tried skiing for the first time and had Pete Yvanovich and he was beyond our expectations. We will request him in the future for a private lesson as wellas many others. We are constantly bringing friends to try Wachusette...it never fails!
Wachusett review written Feb 19 2013 - 05:21 AM
caroline rhoades Advanced Skier
50-50 was a great deal and well worth the trip. The lodge staff was helpful but not overly nice, however, the skiing instructor was really great, encouraging and very nice. The trails are perfect for beginners and intermediate.. nothing too advanced. I was impressed with the terrain park and the mountain in general had nicely groomed trails for a great day of easy coasting. I would definitely come back and would make frequent trips if I lived nearby.
Wachusett review written Feb 07 2013 - 06:40 AM
Anthony Advanced Skier
The Wachusett 50-50-50 package was a GREAT deal. I was able to get a few runs in during the morning and my friend received a lesson, rentals and lower level lift ticket. The discounted price definitely made it worth it if you are helping someone to learn to ski in the afternoon on the bunny hill.
Wachusett review written Jan 11 2013 - 02:44 PM
Sarah Advanced Skier
Wachusett skiing was great for a beginning/intermediate skier. There are plenty of blue trails that offer good practice and are also challenging. Was very busy on Saturday, but conditions were great. Also, the 50-50-50 Wachusett deal on Liftopia is great if you have someone in your ski group who needs a ski/snowboard rental. You can upgrade the lower lift ticket to a full lift for $14 more. Wonderful!
Wachusett review written Jan 07 2013 - 02:16 PM
Dee Beginner Skier
This year I noticed that new snowguns have reduced icy patches. I have heard the stories about the weekend crowds so my experience is limited to weekdays. Long lift lines have never been a problem for me and the quads get you up fast.
Wachusett review written Jan 03 2013 - 02:30 PM
Scott Intermediate Snowboarder
Great lifts, good snow, very busy Sat and Sun after 10 am. If you can only ski at weekends you must arrive very early to get an upper level parking spot and enjoy great crowd free skiing for 2-3 hours. No lift lines, great trail conditions and crowd free trails. Mid week skiing is great and crowd free. It can get icy but not more than any other ski area in the east. Lodge is unbearable during the weekend. Nights get packed with school kids and teenage snowboarders, nothing wrong with that but you must keep an eye out for 'careless' behavior. food is expensive but not terrible and not worse than any other mountain in the east. Staff is fairly friendly and helpful. Overall a good little mountain that does get busy being so close to the city
Wachusett review written Oct 25 2012 - 08:37 PM
Nik Advanced Skier
The conditions are usually good. They have new snowguns this year. Not at icy as years past. Hard pack groomers. The lift lines are rediculous during Saturdays/Sundays. Night riding has no lift lines and they re-groom before the night session. The lifts are pretty quick and detachables. Good for all abilities. On the smaller side. I visit often. Take a cruise down 10th Mountain and stop in the Bullock Lodge!
Wachusett review written Jan 23 2012 - 01:42 PM
Jenna Intermediate Snowboarder

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