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Wachusett Ski Resort
Did you know you can take the Commuter Rail to Wachusett Mountain for a day (or night) of skiing?
On Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the MBTA runs special trains on the Fitchburg Line that are equipped with ski and snowboard racks.
Wachusett Mountain also provides a free shuttle from the station to the slopes for designated trains.
The ski train service generally runs until mid-March.
The morning shuttle to the slopes leaves Wachusett station at 10:15 AM, just after the arrival of the 8:35 AM train from Boston.
Catch the shuttle back to the station at 5:15 PM and board the 6:10 PM train back to Boston.
You’ll need to arrange your own transportation if you miss the shuttles or would like to take a different train. (Taxis and ridesharing services are available.)
For those looking to get in a few runs after work, a new Wednesday ski train* and connecting shuttle will run in the evening.
Take the 3:30 PM train from Boston and get the shuttle to the slopes.
The return shuttle will leave Wachusett at about 9:45 PM, in time to catch the 10:35 PM train back to Boston.
*Please note, in rare cases the ski rack car may not be available for the Wednesday evening trains. If the car is unavailable, the train and shuttle will still run as normal.
A standard round-trip fare from Boston on the Ski Train is just $23, and kids 11 and under ride for free!