Recent storms have blanketed Boston with snow and have been a bonanza to nearby ski areas. If you’re staying in Boston this weekend and want to squeeze in some skiing, you won’t have far to go for some of the best conditions of the season! Here are a few easy day trips from Boston:
Blue Hills Ski Area
The closest ski area to Boston, Blue Hills is about a 20 minute drive from downtown. They are reporting a 34”-56” base and almost all trails are open.
Nashoba Valley Ski Area
Nashoba Valley is an easy 45 minute drive from Boston, located right off I-495. They have a 32”-36” base and all trails are open.
Wachusett is about an hour’s drive from Boston. As we mentioned in a previous blog post (12/9/10), skiers can also take the ski train from Boston’s North Station. Wachusett is reporting a 45”-65” base and all 22 trails are open.
Billed as the “closest big mountain skiing to Boston,” Sunapee is a 90 minute drive from downtown. They have a 32”-48” base and all trails are open.
Just a little farther away, Loon Mountain is a two hour drive from Boston. They are reporting a 14”-30” base and have 51 trails open.
Don’t worry if you left your skis at home – equipment rentals are available at all of these mountains. So bundle up (It’s going to be cold this weekend!) and enjoy some great New England skiing!