Though we haven’t seen snow yet in the Cambridge area it has definitely gotten cold enough to make it at some of the closest skiing resorts. Nashoba Valley sent out an email today saying that they are open for business.
Whether you live in the Cambridge area or Boston as a skier you are used to driving over to New Hampshire, Vermont and even Maine for quality skiing. Technology has come a long way when it comes to snow making. The basic requirement though is that the temperature remain below freezing for an extended period of time otherwise the cost is not worth the benefit since the snow melts.
If you are not a skier but have always wanted to learn smaller mountains like Nashoba are a good choice. We are planning on having our kids take lessons there. The good news particularly for the younger crowd is that they have snowboarding lessons as well. Skiing trips are also a great break for many of the college students in the area.
The other Skiing resorts that come to mind that are commutable if you are going for the day (in my opinion) are Blue Hills and Wachusett. Both Nashoba Valley and the Blue Hills Ski Area are about 30 minutes away depending on what part of Cambridge you are starting from. Nashoba is in Westford and Blue Hills is in Canton. Wachusett is a longer ride but is a bigger mountain that may be more challenging for you and would be a good one to add the mix if you really get the ski or snowboarding bug.
Here are the links to the Cambridge Area skiing areas I’ve discussed:
Both Nashoba and Wachusett already have some trails open. The Blue Hill Ski Area hopes to open this weekend December 11th and 12th. You should always check their websites for conditions and trail status.
Here is a video of Nashoba’s latest snow making efforts:
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