The 10 ski areas closest to Boston

Here's a good list of day trip destinations that don't involve too much driving.

A skier enjoys a champagne powder run at Wachusett.
A skier enjoys a champagne powder run at Wachusett. –Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

Boston is home to a large demographic of skiers and snowboarders, all looking to hit the slopes as the temperature drops. For many, they will stay overnight at resorts in either New England or elsewhere. Still, not everyone is trying to devote more than 24 hours to such an excursion.

For those looking to find ski areas close to Boston, there a number of options for possible day trips. And if you’re trying to avoid extended car rides, there’s a way to balance the commute with the desired terrain.

Here’s a list of local ski areas, ranked by proximity to Boston:

Blue Hills

Nashoba Valley

Ski Bradford

Ski Ward

Wachusett Mountain

Crotched Mountain

Pat’s Peak

Ragged Mountain

Mount Sunapee




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