Helpful Hints for Skiers & Riders

Helpful Hints for Skiers & Riders


Think Nice and Easy with the New Easy-Turning Short-Shaped Skis
Long skis are difficult for first-timers to maneuver. That's why the new Easy Turners are incorporated into ski instruction programs. About half the length of traditional skis, they work with conventional ski boots but are much easier to turn and they stop better than longer skis.  Same goes for snowboarding. Get the board that fits you right!  Visit Mountainside Sports Shop for advice on which type of board to use or speak with a representative in our Rental Shop located in the building to the right of the Ticket Windows.

Take a Lesson: Don't Let Your Friend Teach You to Ski or Ride
Why let a friend try to teach you to ski or ride? That's what professional instructors are for. Think of classes as shortcuts to proficiency, confidence and fun.

Sign Up for a Learn-to-Turn Package: It's the Best Value
Wachusett offers great Learn to Turn first-time packages that include lesson, rental equipment and access to novice lifts for the day until 4 PM or evening session until 10 PM. The package price is the best deal at the mountain for learning to ski or snowboard.

Avoid Surprises: Call Ahead or Check the Web Site
It is a good idea to call ahead of time, or check our web site, to ask what time lessons begin.  Lessons for all levels are held daily at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., with First-Time-Only Classes at 5:30 p.m.  Come to Wachusett at least one hour ahead of your lesson to allow time to be fitted for your rental gear. The busiest time in the rental shop is between 9-10 a.m.

Children Get Their Own Special Classes and Play Time - Polar Kids
Our specially-trained, kid-friendly instructors will help your children (ages 4-12) learn to ski or snowboard while having tons of fun. We place children in groups by age and ability. In addition to on-hill instruction and training, snack and play times are provided. Free hot chocolate, juice, crackers or cookies will be available during breaks.

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