Calendar of Events

UPCOMING WACHUSETT

EVENTS

 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5-7
Riding on Insulin

Riding On Insulin is a Utah-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to empower, activate and connect the global diabetes community through shared experience and action sports. The organization offers 1-day ski and snowboard programs in 15 locations throughout the United States, and also in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Superbowl Sunday Party

We'll be celebrating in the Coppertop regardless of who makes the Big Game! See our specials in the Coppertop HERE!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 
Holiday Hammers Park Event

Join this Snowboard-specific event hosted by Chris Grenier for a chance to learn from some of the best riders competing today! Competition, cash purse, prizes, live filming and much more! This is one you don't want to miss!

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 
Women's Clinic - Session 2

Join other female skiers and riders for an on-snow clinic to improve your skills and progress your skiing. Our next 5-session program starts February 11th. See full details here!

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Midnight Magic

To kick-off February vacation week, we'll be staying open until midnight for skiing and riding! Join DJ Scott Sica on the back deck from 8pm-midnight, Live music from 8-11pm in the Coppertop by We & Mrs Jones, Firepits, S'mores and SNOW TUBING from 6-10pm! Special pricing for extended hours! See more details here!

SATURDAY thru SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13-21
February Vacation Week

School's out and the kids are eager to have some fun. Sign them up for Vacation Club and they'll have fun while you relax! Enjoy family-friendly activities all week long including entertainment, music, and our famous Polar Balloon Races! SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Valentine's Day Celebration

What better way to spend Valentine's Day than a day on the slopes with that special someone? Enjoy 2-for-1 demos, tasty sweets from Red Apple Farm, and wrap up the day with dinner in the Black Diamond or drinks & music in the Coppertop! See Full Details!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15
President's Day

Enjoy the extra-long weekend by making the trek out to Wachusett for some fun on the slopes, live music in the Coppertop and great food at the Black Diamond!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Science on the Slopes

Join MA Audubon as they explain how animals are able to keep warm during the winter months.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Science on the Slopes

Join the New England Aquarium as they bring their "tidepool program" to the slopes to educate people about aquatic life, especially during the colder winter months!

DATE CHANGE - NEW DATE TBD
Worcester Firefighters Hike & Ski for Veteran's Inc. Shelter in Worcester

Join members of Worcester Fire as they hike up Wachusett carrying canned goods to benefit the Veteran's Inc. Shelter in Worcester. Donate to the cause by bringing your donations of non-perishable foods to the mountain and you'll save $10 off your lift ticket that day. This is a fun event and a great photo opportunity to see the Firefighters all geared up skiing down the mountain!

 

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
2016
MIAA Alpine State Championship
 

Watch as the top high school athletes from across the state compete in Slalom and Giant Slalom races in this Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Assosication 2016 event!

SATURDAY, FEBURARY 27
Tri-State/Buddy Werner Ski Race

View this youth race on Challenger as kids ages 6-18 race to prove who's got the early season edge!

 

SATURDAY, FEBURARY 27
Hypnotist Peter Mamos

Join us in our new Maple Room for dinner, drinks and the Hyponotist Comedy Show with comedian Peter Mamos. See full details HERE!


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27
Camp Sunshine Polar Plunge

You'll be "Freezin' for a Reason" when you sign up to raise money for Camp Sunshine--a place that provides respite, support, joy and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families through various stages of a child’s illness. Take the icy plunge yourself, or donate online at freezinforareason.com!

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27-28
LL Bean Bootmobile Tour

On site from 10am-2pm both days, join LL Bean and their wildly entertaining Bootmobile Tour! Take photos with the classic 'boot,' enter contests and giveaways, play games like the 'boot toss' and much more! A fun break between runs!

FRIDAY, MARCH 4
Ralph Crowley Classic

Join this open-to-all race which takes place on the challenging Smith Walton Trail. It's a one run race so give it all or nothing! You don't need to be a Night League Racer to participate!

FRIDAY, MARCH 4th
K2 Women's Demo Day

Join other women skiers & snowboarders for the turns, the talk and the sunshine! Enjoy a continental breakfast, take runs down a NASTAR course or shred in the Terrain Park, all while testing out the newest demo models from K2!!

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 5th
Race League Great Race

The top 30 placing teams from the Night Race League will compete for top honors as they take on the challenging Smith Walton course in the Wachusett Great Race!

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 6
Race League Good Race

The 31-60 placed teams will compete on Challenger in the Wachusett Good Race.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12
Orson Olympics

Enter the Orson Olympic Zone under the Polar arch and sample product from numerous Polar-affiliated brands while participating in interactive activities. Enter drawings to win cool prizes and enjoy great music! Come thirsty and ready to play!

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 12
King of the Mountain Night League Championships

The top Wachusett Night League Racers will take on the top racers from Nashoba Valley in a battle to determine the top Night League racers around! More details will follow, so stay tuned and get ready for some fun competition! 

SUNDAY, MARCH 13
Local Heroes Day

Together with the Home Base Program, Wachusett welcome military service members, past and present, for a day of skiing and riding. Special discounts for military members and their families and activities on and off the slopes. More details to follow.


THURSDAY, MARCH 17
Green Day Celebration

Don your finest shades of green as you celebrate on the back deck to live Irish Music before the sun sets and the celebrations really begin. Enjoy special food and beverage options and mountain-wide savings throghout the day. Details

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 19
The Stetson Experience

Join us in our new Maple Room for dinner, drinks and the "The Stetson Experience" with world famous Mentalist Jon Stetson.See full details HERE!

 

SATURDAY- SUNDAY, MARCH 19-20
Special Olympics Winter Games

Join more than 100 Special Olympics athletes from across the state as they compete in a variety of races throughout the weekend in the 2016 Winter Games. Details


SATURDAY, MARCH 26
Y.E.S. Day

Youth Enrichment Services will be on site to enjoy a full day of skiing and riding.


 

SATURDAY, MARCH 26
YOU, Inc. Skifest

Wachusett is once again hosting the YOU, Inc. skifest fundraiser! This annual event supports YOU, Inc. in their efforts to provide every child and their family with exceptional services to help put a bright and productive future within reach.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26th
Up, Down & Around Challenge

Join us for our annual adventure challenge which takes competitors on a run, bike, hike and ski all around the mountain.


SUNDAY, MARCH 27th
Easter Day Celebration

Enjoy a mountain-top Easter Service in the morning, followed by an Easter Breakfast and Easter-egg hunt for the kids.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 2
Cardboard Box Race

It's simple, just create a 'vehicle' in which at least one person can successfully make it to the bottom of a short downhill course using ONLY cardboard, duct tape, paint and decorations and you could win some really cool prizes. Race starts promptly at 11:00am and awards will be presented on the back deck.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 3rd
Pond Skim & Closing Party

Pull out your favorite costume, find your widest skis and test your balance as you cascade across our man-made pond to cheers from eager on-lookers, waiting patiently for the next big wipe out! Registrations will take place in the lobby before the event. Rock on with live music from 1-3pm on the back deck! Also featuring a BBQ and Beer Bar!


SATURDAY, MAY 7
Wachusett Mountain Hill Climb

Cycling race from Route 140 to the Wachusett Summit via the summit road. Post-race activites held in the Wachusett Mountain Base Lodge. 

 

SATURDAY,  MAY 21
Central Mass Striders Mountain Race

Annual Wachusett Mountain Trail and Road Race.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 4
National Trails Day

The nation's largest celebration of our beloved hiking trails. Organized by our local DCR department- check their web for details

AUGUST 27-28 (Sat-Sun)
2nd Annual Farm Fresh Festival

Join us for a Celebration of the Massachusetts' Agricultural & Specialty Food community! Enjoy a huge farmers' market filled with locally-grown produce, animal products, crafts and much more! Taste samples from local wineries, enjoy cooking demonstrations, take in some bluegrass music and let the kids have fun in our petting zoo! CHECK IT OUT!

 

SEPTEMBER 2 - 5 (Fri-Mon)
MTNside Labor Day Sale

A full weekend of fantastic sales on ski and snowboard equipment and winter apparel. Blowout pricing on leftover items! Special "Family Fun Days" featuring LIVE music and activities for the kids on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12-4pm. SEE MORE!

 

SEPTEMBER 10 & 11 (Sat-Sun)
19th Annual MusicFest

Back this year to a 2-day event!! Voted "Best Local Music Festival" at the Worcester Music Awards presnted by Pulse Magazine. MusicFest features two stages along with a Mountainside BBQ, our traditional BEER-FEST-OF-ALE, a Classic Car Show presented by the Pike FM on Sunday, local craft vendors and our Scenic Summit SkyRide. See More!

Saturday is Country Day!

Sunday is Rock/ Blues Day!


 

SEPTEMBER 24-25 (Sat.-Sun.)
26th Annual Kidsfest

Sponsored by Market Basket... KidsFest is two full days of music, food, and family fun! Live shows, walk-around entertainment, magic shows, clowns, our scenic summit SkyRide and much more! Enjoy great food and product sampling by Market Basket vendors! 



 

OCTOBER 1-2 (Sat.-Sun.)
7th Annual BBQFest

Earlier date this year! Great BBQ, lively music, a beer tent, OysterFest, a Pig Roast and family fun entertainment all combine in this great event! Also enjoy numerous craft vendors, a farmers' market, Scenic SkyRide and more -- Benefits the Greg Hill Foundation.



OCTOBER 6-10 (Thur.-Mon.)
26th Annual Columbus Day Ski/Board  Sale & SwapSale/Swap

Bring in your used equipment to sell for cash or Wachusett credit! Buy new skis or a snowboard with the cash or the credit you earn! This is the perfect chance to upgrade your gear for the coming winter. Special "Family Fun Days" featuring activities for the kids are on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

 

OCTOBER 15 (Sat.)
7th Annual Great New England Apple Pie Contest

Join this amateur-only, two division apple pie contest, now in its 6th year and continuing to grow! Entrants receive two complimentary admission tickets to AppleFest and winners receive great prizes, including Hannaford Gift Certificates!

 

OCTOBER 15-16 (Sat.-Sun.)
33rd Annual AppleFest

Our most popular fall festival celebration including over 100 craft exhibitors, a farmers' market, kids entertainment and peak fall foliage viewing from the SkyRide. Also enjoy Oktoberfest themed food specialties and German music. 

 

 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
 Cider House 5K Run/Walk

Join us for our Annual race to kick off the second day of AppleFest. the Cider House 5K takes place on off-road terrain across the mountain and finishes with Apple Cider and Donuts from Red Apple Farm!

We are constantly updating our calendar!
Check back for more updates!

Please note: During Summer and Fall the lodge and premises may be closed to the public during private events.