My brother e-mailed me this report of his trip to Wachusett Mt today. For those who have business in the Boston area, this is a great place to bolt out to for a few runs midweek. It's Boston's Whitetail--nothing close comes close.
I took Grace [his young daughter] to Wachusett today and we had a blast! I must say-for a mountain only 45 mins from my house, I was well impressed by Wachusett. The summit is 2006' which gives you a pretty good run. High speed quads to get you up, and a nice base lodge and weekday tix only $36. I think I'm going to sneek myself up there sometime midweek without Grace. Great conditions now after Saturday's storm.
Base Elevation: 990 ft (302 m)
Summit Elevation: 2,006 ft (611 m)
Vertical Drop: 1,000 ft (305 m)
Skiable Area: 105 acres (43 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 100 in (254 cm)
Snowmaking: 100 %
Number of Lifts: 8
Uphill Lift Capacity: 6,000 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Rope Tow
2 Triple Chair
2 HiSpeed Quad
3 Magic Carpet
Number of Trails: 22
Longest Run: 7,050 ft (2,149 m)