Easy Ski Destinations Near Watertown

We’re always harping on what a great location Watertown is for nearby day trips, whether you’re headed to the beach or out leaf peeping. Just steps from the turnpike, we’re within a few hours of some of the prettiest parts of New England! That goes for ski destinations, as well; if you’re into a quick Friday evening trip down the slopes or an entire weekend ski getaway, you’re not far from some awesome trails.Here are some of our favorites that are under two hours away:

  • Just 18 miles from Watertown Square, Blue Hills Ski Area can be reached in about an hour, even in mild Friday traffic. The trails are moderate and perfect for beginners or the average skier. If you’re heading down after work and need rentals, their fees drop at 5 PM (their night skiing is awesome, too!). Otherwise, they have a full spectrum of lessons for all abilities, and food and drink avaiable on site as well. And did you know their ski patrol is the oldest operating patrol in the US? We feel safer already!

  • Westford’s Nashoba Valley Ski Area has certainly grown a lot since it first opened back in 1964. Now operating 4 lifts, 2 conveyers, and 4 rope tows, Nashoba easily handles the thousands of skiiers and snowboarders who trek out Route 2 each day to their slopes. Just an hour from Watertown, Nashoba offers a full-spectrum ski and snowboarding program, with lessons and rentals for all levels. They also happen to feature the largest tubing park in New England! Reserve lessons and get all the onfo you need here.

  •  The biggest of the bunch, Wachusett Mountain offers 26 trails, 8 lifts, and 1000 foot drop. If you’re into kicking things up a notch, you might want to look into their Night Race League – a team sport held on their Dual Giant Slalom Course Monday through Thursday nights. Regardless, Wachusett offers endless possibilities for lessons and clinics, along with fun events in the calendar all season long. If you don’t feel like making the 90-minute trek home, check out the discount packages they offer in partnership with nearby hotels!