Try Before You Buy - 21/22 Season Info- Stay tuned for 22/23


MTNSIDE Ski & Ride Shop’s  Demo Center has the largest selection of demo ski equipment in Southern New England featuring:

  •   100 pairs of Skis
  •   Intermediate to Expert Snowboards
  •   Telemark skis
  •   Backcountry AT skis with skins
  •   Snowshoes - to explore Wachusett Mountain State Reservation hiking trails
When you’re in the market for new gear our convenient location just 50 feet from the snow allows you to test multiple skis or boards as you decide what’s right for you.
Demo vs Rentals

Basic rental equipment is the right tool for a beginner or novice to get out on snow for those first few days. If you’re ready to bring you skills and your gear to a level above novice. If you don’t own your own equipment or you’re looking to upgrade, the MTNside Demo center is where you want to land on your visit to Wachusett.  Due to a very busy season not all demo skis, and boards are available in all sizes to sell at the retail level.

  •  We can accommodate guests with or without their own boots.
  •  Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children. Our demo boots, skis & boards are adult sizes only.



  • Demo reservations can be made online in advance or upon arrival
  • Demos must be picked up within the first hour of the session selected
  • A valid driver’s license with picture required to demo.
  • Persons under 18, that require adult equipment, must have an adult present to sign liability waiver