Packed powder with loose granular snow and all trails open are music to skier’s ears. The Rocky Mountains are not the only place that you can find fantastic ski areas. Massachusetts ski resorts may not be as well-known as places like Vail or Breckenridge but that does not mean they do not have fantastic skiing. In fact, sometimes the lesser known areas are the best places to go because they will be less crowded and you will not have to wait forever in lift lines. Plus, if you are a beginner, you will have smaller classes meaning more one-on-one attention from the ski instructors.
Massachusetts ski areas have slopes that are perfect for skiers of all expertise. Where there is snow, there will be skiers. Ski Bradford is an area just minutes outside of Boston making it very convenient for families to get together. The ski lessons for children are groups of a maximum of six kids per instructor. It is a very novice focused ski area, but has terrain for skiers of all abilities. Of the fifteen trails, eight are black diamond (expert), four are blue-square (intermediate) and the other three are green-circle (beginner).
For only $65, you will receive skis or a snowboard, boots and poles for the day, a one-hour ski lesson and a one day lift ticket. For those not needing rentals or lessons, the price of lift tickets is only $45 per day as compared to $99 at both Breckenridge and Vail. That is a fantastic deal!
With the proximity of Boston, there are wonderful shops and dining for when you decide to take a break from skiing or for non-skiers in your group. Ski Bradford hosts several activities throughout the ski season. February is jam packed with events. From mid-February to the end of the month you will find freestyle jams, deck parties with music, fun and giveaways, ski and snowboard clinics, an evening throw down and a BWL race to finish off the month. Check out our calendar of events to learn more.
You may be amazed at the mountainous terrain in Massachusetts since many call it the Bay State, beach and ocean usually comes to mind. There are thirteen ski resorts in the state with trail numbers ranging from seven to an amazing forty-five and vertical drops up to one thousand, one hundred and eighty feet. If you are a novice, Ski Bradford is a wonderful resort to learn at since the vertical drop is a less intimidating two hundred and forty-eight feet.
Gather the family together for a reunion or just for fun, fresh air and exercise in the snow. Ski Bradford, Massachusetts!