Ski Ward is a ski area located in the state of Massachusetts in USA. The resort is in the town of Shrewsbury, MA.
We recently ranked all of Massachusetts's ski resorts, so you can see where Ski Ward stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
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 work with Ski Ward. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Ski Ward's website.
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 (2.0 meters) of snowfall a year.
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.
Ski Ward Difficulty Level
24.8out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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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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 Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||20 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||47 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||102 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 Airport||ORH||Worcester, MA||26 mi|
|Manchester-Boston Regional Airport||MHT||Manchester, NH||37 mi|
|New Bedford Regional Airport||EWB||New Bedford, MA||55 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.
|Ski Butternut||Great Barrington, MA||1,800 ft||40%||0 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||37%||8 mi|
|Blue Hills Ski Area||Canton, MA||635 ft||24%||19 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||41%||26 mi|
|Ski Bradford||Haverhill, MA||1,548 ft||31%||30 mi|
|Gunstock Mountain||Kingston, NH||2,267 ft||50%||39 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||18%||42 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||43%||48 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||41%||56 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||34%||56 mi|
|Yawgoo Valley||Exeter, RI||315 ft||24%||61 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||73 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||74 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||44%||77 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||25%||80 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||88 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||35%||89 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||89 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||45%||91 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||47%||91 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||48%||96 mi|
|Mt. Southington||Plantsville, CT||525 ft||32%||96 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||54%||97 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||97 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||46%||98 mi|
|Loon Mountain||Lincoln, NH||3,050 ft||51%||98 mi|
Ski Ward Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||410 ft|
|Base Elevation||200 ft|
|Vertical Drop||210 ft|
(30% Beginner, 60% Intermediate, 10% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||80 inches|