Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is a ski area located in the state of Massachusetts in USA. The resort is in the town of Princeton, MA.

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is not a part of any nationwide lift pass 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 Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area Lodging:

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area Terrain Overview

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area has a total of 22 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 110 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 45 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area's slopes see on average 100 inches (39 cm) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
110(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
100"(39 cm)

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area Elevation

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area has a summit elevation of 2,006 feet, or 611 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 990 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,016 feet (310 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

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

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,006'(611 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,016'(310 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
990'(302 m)

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
39.8out of 100
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Wachusett Mountain Ski Area can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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.

Skiiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area has 110 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
30%(33 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
40%(44 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
30%(33 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 Wachusett Mountain Ski Area good for beginners?

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area Location

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is located in the state of Massachusetts, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Princeton, MA.

Princeton, MA 01541 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.49000, -71.88000

Getting to Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Wachusett Mountain Ski Area), its coordinates of 42.49000, -71.88000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Princeton, 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 Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.

Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA45 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI58 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME112 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 Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.

Worcester Regional AirportORHWorcester, MA15 mi
Manchester-Boston Regional AirportMHTManchester, NH38 mi
Bradley International AirportBDLHartford, CT56 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, 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 Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%20 mi
Ski ButternutGreat Barrington, MA1,800 ft38%26 mi
Ski WardShrewsbury, MA410 ft24%26 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%35 mi
McIntyre Ski AreaManchester, NH510 ft17%42 mi
Blue Hills Ski AreaCanton, MA635 ft23%43 mi
Ski BradfordHaverhill, MA1,548 ft29%46 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%47 mi
GunstockKingston, NH2,300 ft47%50 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%52 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%52 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%58 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%60 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%63 mi
Otis Ridge Ski AreaOtis, MA1,700 ft34%66 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%67 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft43%67 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%68 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%68 mi
Yawgoo ValleyExeter, RI315 ft23%69 mi
Bousquet MountainPittsfield, MA1,818 ft48%71 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%72 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%74 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%76 mi
Mt. SouthingtonPlantsville, CT525 ft31%82 mi
Mohawk MountainWest Cornwall, CT1,600 ft35%86 mi
Ski SundownNew Hartford, CT1,075 ft29%87 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%93 mi
Woodbury Ski AreaWoodbury, CT850 ft33%95 mi

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,006 ft
Base Elevation990 ft
Vertical Drop1,016 ft
(30% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres110
Avg. Annual Snowfall100 inches
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area Mountain Stats