Four Places to Hit the Slopes Nearby Plus How to Get Nashoba Info

Check out prices and conditions.

Nashoba Valley is a great place to go skiing: an adult weekend lift ticket is $48, and it's right here in Westford, but sometimes it's fun to get away.

So, here are some other nearby ski areas, and their current prices and conditions. 

For more on Nashoba conditions, call (978) 692-3033, or head to the Nashoba or Boston Globe Snow Report websites.

Bradford Ski Area
You won't find much - just 13 trails - but it's a perfect place to bring the family or to go as a beginner. 60 S. Cross Rd., Bradford, MA. (978) 373-0071
Price for an adult weekend lift ticket: $45
Website: www.skibradford.com 
Conditions: current conditions

Wachusett Mountain
Waah-wah-wachusett... is a great bet for good skiing and riding, at just over an hour away in Princeton, Mass. Unfortunately, everyone else also ends up with the same idea, making it often crowded on the weekends. Try night riding instead, which starts at either 4 or 6 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. 499 Mountain Rd., Princeton, Mass. (978) 464-5101. 
Price for an adult weekend lift ticket: $58
Website: www.wachusett.com 
Conditions: current conditions.

Blue Hills
Blue Hills  in Canton, MA is art of the Blue Hills Reservation, the "mountain" (let's be fair) offers nine trails and 60 acres of skiing. 4001 Washington St., Canton, Mass. (781) 828-5090 
Price for an adult weekend lift ticket: $35.
Website: ski-bluehills.com 
Conditions: current conditions

Crotched Mountain
With 25 trails and 3 lifts, the mountain has a nice mix of beginner and intermediate trails. Special to this mountain is it's "college midnight madness" skiing from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. for just $39 with a student ID. 615 Francestown Rd., Bennington, N.H. (603) 588-3668
Price for an adult weekend lift ticket: $59
Website: www.crotchedmountain.com 
Conditions: current conditions

Which is your favorite place near Boston to get in a quick ski or ride trip? Which is the best combination of distance, price, trails, conditons, and value? Tell us in the comments. 


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