With some of the most fun special events and promotions of the year on tap in March and April, this spring season promises to be one of the best ever at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area. And, with the mountain still enjoying midwinter conditions nearly one week into March, the last month of the season should be more memorable than ever.
Monday, March 10 — Daylight Savings Ski Time – More daylight skiing & riding and lower night ticket prices as mountain closes at 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights. Adult ticket prices go to only $39.
Friday, March 14 – Northeast Meltdown – Final Terrain Park event of the season. New night event and an increased cash purse up to $2,000. Great prizes. $35 Pro; $25 Amateur
Monday, March 17 – Green Day Celebration – Start the day with WAAF Radio’s Greg Hill doing his special St. Patty’s Day morning show live from the mountain. St. Patrick’s Day festivities including special online pricing; Irish food and beer specials; Kid’s ‘Dig for Gold’; Sugar on Snow at Bullock Lodge and live music by Stone Clovers from 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, March 22 – Cardboard Box Race – See the creations made only of cardboard, duct tape, paint and decorations. Fun prizes. Registration at 10 a.m. Race at 11 a.m. Outdoor BBQ.
Sunday, March 23 – Hope on the Slopes – Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Prizes awarded for the most vertical feet skied and most funds raised. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visit www.hopeontheslopes.net.
Saturday, March 29 – Up, Down & Around Challenge – Four-leg adventure race featuring a run, bike, hike and ski. Benefit for the Wachusett Mountain Race Team. Race fee: $50 individual; $25 18 & under; $100 team. Details and registration at www.updownaroundchallenge.com.
Sunday, March 30 – Pond Skim Competition and Deck Party – $10 entry fee; awards for Best Run, Best Splash, Best Costume. Outdoor music featuring the Chris Fitz Band.
Sunday, April 6 – Closing Day Deck Party featuring outdoor concert by The Volunteers, the US Army Field Band. BBQ from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Concert from 1-3 p.m. Members of the Military ski free with valid ID.
With every trail open, edge-to-edge coverage and base depths still up to nearly 5 feet, March is off to one of its best starts ever for skiing and riding. For updates on spring conditions and details on all events, visit www.wachusett.com.