Ski Ward

Ski Ward is a ski area located in the state of Massachusetts in USA. The resort is in the town of Shrewsbury, MA.

Season Passes

Ski Ward is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Ski Ward. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Ski Ward's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Ski Ward around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Ski Ward Terrain Overview

Ski Ward has a total of 9 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Ski Ward is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 45 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 18 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.

Ski Ward's slopes see on average 80 inches (24 meters) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
45(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
80"(2,438 cm)

Ski Ward Elevation

Ski Ward has a summit elevation of 410 feet, or 125 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 200 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 210 feet (64 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Ski Ward has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
410'(125 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
210'(64 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
200'(61 m)

Ski Ward Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
23.7out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Ski Ward is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 30% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 210 feet.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Ski Ward has 45 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Ski Ward is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 30% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 60% trails are rated as intermediate.
Green Circle
30%(14 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
60%(27 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
10%(5 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Ski Ward good for beginners?

Ski Ward is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 30% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Ski Ward Location

Ski Ward is located in the state of Massachusetts, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Shrewsbury, MA.

Shrewsbury, MA 01545 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.40000, -71.39000

Getting to Ski Ward

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Ski Ward), its coordinates of 42.40000, -71.39000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Shrewsbury, MA to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Ski Ward.

Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA20 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI47 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME102 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Ski Ward.

Worcester Regional AirportORHWorcester, MA26 mi
Manchester-Boston Regional AirportMHTManchester, NH37 mi
New Bedford Regional AirportEWBNew Bedford, MA55 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Ski Ward, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Ski Ward.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Ski ButternutGreat Barrington, MA1,800 ft38%0 mi
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%8 mi
Blue Hills Ski AreaCanton, MA635 ft23%19 mi
Wachusett Mountain Ski AreaPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%26 mi
Ski BradfordHaverhill, MA1,548 ft29%30 mi
GunstockKingston, NH2,300 ft47%39 mi
McIntyre Ski AreaManchester, NH510 ft17%42 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%48 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%56 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%56 mi
Yawgoo ValleyExeter, RI315 ft23%61 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%73 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%74 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%77 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%80 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%88 mi
Otis Ridge Ski AreaOtis, MA1,700 ft34%89 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%89 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft43%91 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%91 mi
Bousquet MountainPittsfield, MA1,818 ft48%96 mi
Mt. SouthingtonPlantsville, CT525 ft31%96 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%97 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%97 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%98 mi
Loon MountainLincoln, NH3,050 ft50%98 mi

Ski Ward Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation410 ft
Base Elevation200 ft
Vertical Drop210 ft
(30% Beginner,  60% Intermediate,  10% Expert)
Skiable Acres45
Avg. Annual Snowfall80 inches
Ski Ward Mountain Stats