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Posted by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Did you know that Massachusetts boasts twelve fantastic ski areas? From the smaller-scale spots perfect for newbies to 1150’ verticals, Massachusetts’ ski and snow scene is lively for all ages and thrill seekers — oh, and did we mention they’re all just a short drive away?
This winter in Massachusetts, we invite you to enjoy a full day of skiing and riding on a quarter tank of gas; in other words, Ski Local!
With, we’re all about bringing you one-step-closer to your Massachusetts experience; whether it’s through one of our pre-made, full-of-fun itineraries, or our can’t-miss 50 Under $50, we’ll help you determine where to go, where to stay, things to do, and how to get around.
Our latest way to help you enjoy the best Massachusetts has to offer is Ski Local. With Ski Local, you can explore all twelve of Massachusetts’ ski areas — everything from their current conditions in real time to a cool, good-to-know tip. And you can also enter for a chance to win ski passes on a weekly basis. Not to mention, for the non-skiers and non-riders, you’ll find a collection of other winter fun events and activities across the state.
Here’s a quick 101 to walk you through all that you’ll find:
Ski Areas & Conditions:
Did you know that you can indulge in freshly made, hot waffles at Wachusett Mountain’s Waffle Cabin? Pretty cool, huh? Within our Ski Areas & Conditions section, not only will you find all you’ll need to know from a location and conditions standpoint, but also for each of Massachusetts’ twelve ski spots, you’ll get a fun tip.

#SKILOCAL Contest:
We recognize that featuring a collection of useful, ski-related tid-bits is only half the battle these days, so this winter, not only do we want you to discover how to Ski Local, but we want you to show us how you Ski Local!
For a chance to win free ski passes, head to Instagram, and follow these steps:

Events & Activities:
For those that aren’t in the mood for skiing or riding, not to worry, there’s plenty more winter fun for everyone. You’ll also find a collection of events and activities sorted by date and region.

There you have it, folks. This winter, discover all twelve of Massachusetts ski areas, enter for a chance to win free ski passes, and enjoy some local, winter fun.
For those of you on Twitter, Massachusetts ski areas will be live tweeting their daily conditions with the hashtag: #skilocal — so, if you’re planning to hit the slopes, make sure to check out the Twitter action in advance!
Get on out, and Ski Local!
Please note that each mountain’s current conditions are weather permitting. For those that are looking to hit the slopes, please make sure to check in with your mountain of interest first.