10. Ski the night away at Blue Hills
OK, so it's not exactly buckling up and facing the terrain at Jay Peak, but a mere 20 miles from downtown Boston, Blue Hills Ski Area
in Canton offers a close alternative for those nights when you can't resist fresh powder, yet can't blow off work either for a trip up north. Ski from 5-9 p.m. Monday through Friday for just $16, and 5-9 p.m. weekends and holidays for $24. Buy online for these prices. Now that's not a bad commute home at all.