We packed up the boys and headed to Wachusett Mountain on Monday for the first time! I had been to Wachusett as a teenager, but this was the first visit as a parent. My husband and I were so pumped to get the boys on skis again, and we arrived to a picture-perfect ski day.
The skies were as blue as they could be and the temperature was in the 30s (it felt mild compared to what we have gotten used to this winter!). I love skiing during the week–who wants to deal with weekend crowds?? We breezed into the parking lot and headed in to get the boys signed up for their lessons and rentals.
After heading up to the Spruce Room to connect with Wachusett management and other bloggers/media including Annie, Lollie, Robin and Tamara; we headed next door to get my two older boys rentals and connect them with their ski instructors.
My four year-old participated in Polar Kids and absolutely LOVED it! Wachusett does such a great job getting kids to love skiing and learning to ski. He really enjoyed his instructors–here are the boys talking about their skiing experience:
The Polar Kids skied for a while in the morning, had a snack break, and then headed out again before breaking at lunch time. This is what happens when your child plays hard at Polar Kids (classic from Collin, who will sleep anywhere)! 🙂
My six year-old also loved his lesson. The instructors were great, and both boys had a blast applying their newly learned skills on the mountain in the afternoon! After lunch and learning more about Wachusett Mountain and all they have to offer, we headed back out to the slopes. The weather really was unbelievably nice!
At 3 p.m. everyone met up at the Bullock Lodge for cider donuts from Red Apple Farm. James and I were waylaid making it down an intermediate trail (it took a lot longer than expected!), so we missed the meeting, but we picked up some donuts and fudge for the road home.
The donuts were AMAZING, as was the cookie dough fudge I tried! I have such a soft spot for family-owned farms, and Red Apple Farm is no exception! We will definitely be heading there to do some apple picking next fall!
We had an all around fantastic time skiing at Wachusett–it’s a great mountain to head to for the day with (or without!) the family. It’s a short drive from the Boston metro area, so grab the kids and play hooky to ski on a week day. Instead of bemoaning all of the snow still on the ground, go play in it! It’s been a phenomenal year for snow conditions here in New England– take advantage of it before it melts. 🙂
To learn more about Wachusett’s learn to ski packages, click HERE. There is something for everyone, regardless of age!
3o Something Mother Runner received a free lift ticket and lunch at Wachusett Mountain. All opinions and writing are 100% my own.