Calendar of Events

UPCOMING EVENTS @ WACHUSETT

We are constantly updating our calendar!
Please continue to check back for updates!

SATURDAY thru SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17-25 
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! See our schedule of events HERE!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 
Science on the Slopes - with MA Audubon

A local MA Audubon Natualist will be on site with a demonstration including animal hiberation details and tracking information. This will be a interactive and guests can handle various items and ask questions about the items available.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 
Science on the Slopes - with the New England Aquarium

Join members of the New England Aquarium to learn about how animals stay warm in the colder months and colder water temperatures. Kids will get a hands-on experience through their 'touch tank' program and get to see and touch crabs, starfish and more!

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 
Summer In Winter Deck Party

Join us for this weather phenomenon as we celebrate Summer during the Winter break!  Outdoor BBQ, Outdoor Bar, Live DJ and a chance to win a Rest of Season Pass with your best Reggae Outfit.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 
Bruins' Mascot Blades & 98.5 the Sports Hub

Join Bruins' Mascot Blades, the 98.5 Street Team and the Bruins' Street Team for some extra fun on the mountain! Orson the Polar Bear will also be here so we can have a bear-party in the base area!

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 
Gramma Potts

Gramma will be here twisting creative balloon designs for all the kids. Whether you want animals, snowmen, flowers, or more, she can find the perfect thing to fit a child's imagination. Find her on the fireplace steps just beyond the cafeteria.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 
Sunday Fitness Class: CoreShot

Maximize your ski day by focusing on your body before hitting the slopes! Warm-up your muscles and increase your flexibility with our ski/board-specific morning SnowYoga and CoreShot classes. See full class schedule and details HERE!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Get Over The Hump College Nights

Taking place on Wednesday nights throughout the season (January 17 & 31, February 14 & 28 and March 7), these college nights are perfect for the student looking to escape campus and enjoy some time on slopes with added entertainment in the bar each night. Special package pricing and transportation options available! See more HERE!

THURSDAY, MARCH 1   
Women's Clinic

Join other female skiers and riders for an on-snow clinic to improve your skills and progress your skiing. The program runs for 10 weeks thru March 15 (excluding Feb. 22nd) and packages are available for 5 sessions at a time. Details & Registration


FRIDAY, MARCH 2 
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 2
New England Masters Race

Taking place during the Ralph Crowley Classic, this race will feature TWO runs down Smith Walton. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the race.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3  
Orson Olympics, presented by Polar

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 3
Race League Great Race

The top 25 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 to prove who is the best!

 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 3-4 
USA Luge Challenge

Join the fastest sport on ice by trying out a luge ride! Kids and adults can take to the snow for a fast ride down a specially designed track. Feel what the Olympians experience in a fun, safe environment.


SUNDAY, MARCH 4 
Race League Good Race

Teams placed 26-60 from Wachusett Night League Racing will compete on Challenger in the Wachusett Good Race to prove who is truly 'good.' 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 
Get Over The Hump College Nights

Taking place on Wednesday nights throughout the season (January 17 & 31, February 14 & 28 and March 7), these college nights are perfect for the student looking to escape campus and enjoy some time on slopes with added entertainment in the bar each night. Special package pricing and transportation options available! See more HERE!

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
Mass Senior Games

Join us for the Massachusett Senior Games Alpine Skiing Championshiops!  Giant Slalom and Super-G courses open to men and women over 40. Luncheon to follow racing! Sign up here

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 
Sam Adams Air and Apres

A nighttime showcase that combines the thrill and technical skill of some of the best skiers and riders in the sport, alongside cutting-edge 3D projection mapping. Sam Adams Air & Après is an on-snow spectacular that has to be seen to believe. CHECK IT OUT HERE!

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 8   
Women's Clinic

Join other female skiers and riders for an on-snow clinic to improve your skills and progress your skiing. The program runs for 10 weeks thru March 15 (excluding Feb. 22nd) and packages are available for 5 sessions at a time. Details & Registration

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 8 
Kiss 108 Winter Games

Join the Kiss 108 Street Team for some slopeside fun with games and giveaways!

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 
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.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 10  
Midnight Madness

Enjoy two extra house of 'mountain time' on select Saturdays throughout the season as we plan to stay open until midnight for skiing and riding with additional activities throughout the night, including snow tubing, live music, a DJ and more! See full details.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9
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!! See Details!

SUNDAY, MARCH 11
Y.E.S. Day

Youth Enrichment Services will be on site to enjoy a full day of skiing and riding along with some quality NASTAR racing. Visit their fundraising raffle inside the lodge to help support this great group!

SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Green Day Celebration

Don your finest shades of green as you celebrate on the slopes before the sun sets and the celebrations really begin. Enjoy special food and beverage options and mountain-wide savings throghout the day. Live music in the Coppertop in the afternoon and evening!

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 
Local Heroes Day

Together with the Home Base Program, Wachusett welcomes 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

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 17-18  
Special Olympics Winter Games

Join more than 100 Special Olympics athletes from across the state as they compete in a variety of races in the 2017 Winter Games. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 24 
Winter Wild Race

Winter Wild is an uphill series with a twist, the finish is at the bottom so you get to come back down too! Grab your skis, snowshoes, or just your running shoes and join the Winter Wild Series for some fun! The best part... you get first tracks! Check out full event details HERE!

SATURDAY, MARCH 24
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 11:45am and awards will be presented on the back deck.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 31
Pond Skim

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. Registration will take place in the lobby before the event. (weather dependent, date may change)

SUNDAY, APRIL 1
Easter Day Celebration

Enjoy a mountain-top Easter Service in the morning, followed by an Easter-egg hunt for the kids and breakfast in the lodge! Stay tuned for updates on conditions and addtional offerings.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 5TH 
Cinco de Mayo Rail Jam

Enjoy the snow before it melts away for the season in one last Jam-style event! We'll have a variety of features, music and of course, a pinata!

SATURDAY, MAY 12 
Wachusett Mountain Hill Climb

Presented by Optimum Performance Cycling, join this early season 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. Details and Registration!!

SATURDAY, MAY 26 
Central Mass Striders Mountain Race

Annual Wachusett Mountain Trail and Road Race. Part of the USATF-NE Moutnain Circuit this race is a great tradition of lung-busting fun! See full details HERE.

Saturday-Sunday, June 9-10 
The North Face Endurance Challenge - Massachusetts

Wachusett Mountain creates the setting for this race where on a clear day features views of Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire, the Berkshires to the west, and the Boston Skyline to the east. Runners will navigate the trails of Wachusett Mountain, summiting on multiple occasions before hopping on the Midstate Trail to Leominster State Forest home of scenic ridgelines and lakeshore views. The terrain ranges from rolling unpaved fire roads to more technical, single track and multi-use trails. Distances vary from 50 miles, 50K, Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. More details and registration can be found HERE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 16
Vanessa Marcotte 5K

Annual 5k race in memory of Vanessa Marcotte to support the Vanessa Marcotte Foundation. The foundation strives to achieve their goals of creating a world where women are free from objectifications and harassment.

SATURDAY, JULY 14
Wachusett Summer Food Truck Festival

Join us for a summer day on the mountain filled with food trucks, live music, craft beer, our scenic SkyRide to the summit and an all around great atmosphere! Bring the whole family for this fun event.

AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 3 (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 activities for the kids on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12-4pm. 

 

September 1-3 
Mountain Music & Craft Beer Party

Enjoy live music along with the best regional & local craft brews from 12-5pm on Saturday & Sunday and 12-3pm on Monday. Vote for your favorite to win the "Top Tap" trophy and preferred tap position in the Coppertop this Winter.

SEPTEMBER 8-9 (Sat-Sun)
4th Annual Farm Fresh Festival

Join us for a Celebration of the Massachusetts' Agricultural & Specialty Food community featuring locally grown and produced foods! 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 live music and let the kids have fun in our petting zoo and pony rides! 

SEPTEMBER 22-23 (Sat-Sun)
28th Annual KidsFest

KidsFest is two full days of family fun! Live shows, a Ninja Warrior Course presented by Sterling Gym, WXLO Games, walk-around entertainment, magic shows, clowns, our scenic summit SkyRide and much more! Stay tuned for updated details and a listing of coming attractions!

SEPTEMBER 29-30 (Sat-Sun)
9th Annual BBQFest

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! The event benefits the Greg Hill Foundation.


OCTOBER 4-8 (Thur-Mon) 
28th Annual Columbus Day Ski/Board  Sale & 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 along with live music are on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am-4pm.

OCTOBER 13 (Sat)
9th 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 13-14 (Sat-Sun)
35th 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 live music, the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, Apple Pie Baking and Eating Contests, along with additional family entertainment.

OCTOBER 20-21 
2nd Annual OktoberFest

Join us for this great German-themed Oktoberfest Celebration with great German Music, specialty food, beer and entertainment! There will be keg tossing and stein hoisting competitions as well. We'll also have our SkyRide running for the great fall foliage and craft and farmers' market vendors.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
FTFA Food Truck & Craft Brew Festivaltt

Join us at Wachusett for Food Truck Festival of America's Food Truck and Craft Brew Festival. There will be dozens of trucks, the SkyRide will be running and you certainly won't leave hungry. Go to FTFOA for full details and tickets!

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 
Women's Clinic

Join other female skiers and riders for an on-snow clinic to improve your skills and progress your skiing. The program runs for 10 weeks thru March 15 (excluding Feb. 22nd) and packages are available for 5 sessions at a time. Details & Registration

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 15   
Women's Clinic

Join other female skiers and riders for an on-snow clinic to improve your skills and progress your skiing. The program runs for 10 weeks thru March 15 (excluding Feb. 22nd) and packages are available for 5 sessions at a time. Details & Registration

For a quick link to some of our ongoing entertainment, please see the below...

 

Live in the Coppertop
Full Schedule of bands & performances!
CLICK HERE

 

Polar Family Fun Days
Fun Events, Sampling, Orson the Mascot & More!
CLICK HERE

 

Magician Eddie Raymond
Up-close magic where YOU are part of the show!
CLICK HERE

 

Racing at Wachusett
Full schedule of races and events!
CLICK HERE

 

Wachusett Parks
Events & Competitions Schedule!
CLICK HERE


Guided Snowshoe Hikes
A great way to exercise during the winter!
CLICK HERE


Guided Skinning
The downhill is more fun when you hike up first!
CLICK HERE