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Ski Ward, Massachusetts

Ski Ward: Where It All Begins!

Not too far east of Worcester in the town of Shrewsbury you'll find Ski Ward, a small area with something for everyone. Ski Ward is open 7 days a week and offers night skiing and tubing, always a plus for those with a busy schedule who still want a few hours on the snow. The hill boasts a big tubing operation with 8 lanes and two dedicated lifts plus 4 other lifts including a triple chair servicing 40 acres and 9 trails of skiing and snowboarding terrain. For those who want a little more challenge, you can take on the area s best terrain park or head down Ritchie s Ravine, otherwise known as the gulley.

For those who simply want to learn how to ski or ride or to improve their skills, a snow school with more than 100 instructors offers private and group lessons, multi-week lesson programs and holiday vacation week packages.

A busy base lodge with full cafeteria services, the Slopeside Bar & Grill with beer, wine, daily specials and indoor and outdoor seating, a rental shop, and first aid can be found near the bottom of the triple chair.

Ski Ward has now become the area's go-to year-round destination and in the summer offers summer tubing, a summer ski and snowboard terrain park, volleyball leagues and more all perfect for group/corporate outings and birthday parties.


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Mountain Statistics for Ski Ward
Base Elevation: 200 ft (61 meters)
Summit Elevation: 410 ft (125 m)
Vertical Drop: 210 ft (64 m)
Skiable Area: 45 acres (18 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 60 in (152 cm)
Longest Run: 2,000 ft (610 m)
Snowmaking: 100 %
Number of Lifts: 6
Uphill Lift Capacity: 1,500 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 T-Bar
1 Handle Tow
1 Carpet
1 Triple Chair
2 Tubing Handle Tows
Number of Trails: 9
Trail Ratings for Ski Ward
Easiest: Easiest 30%
More Difficult: More Difficult 50%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 20%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Ski Ward
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes