UPCOMING EVENTS @ WACHUSETT
We are constantly updating our calendar!
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Please note: During Summer and Fall the lodge and premises may be closed to the public during private events.
National Safety Awareness Month
Safety Week was such a great idea, they decided to turn it into Safety Month! Skiers and Riders are encouraged to learn about all aspects of mountain safety. We have great contests and incentives to make sure our skiers and riders know their responsibility code, respect their own safety, and respect the safety of others as they're shredding the slopes! See Details
Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month
January is the perfect time to learn to ski or ride. We have great incentives running all month long to help with the transition from pavement to snow! Bring a friend and you'll both save!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19
Thursday Night Throwdown Park Series - Event 1
Welcome to the first of three Thursday night park events, perfect for the skier or rider at any level. These are intended to be fun events to bring members of the park community together for a night on the slopes.
Sunday, January 22
CANCELLED - (stay tuned for new date) Clif Big Air Bag Contest
Join us for our first Air Bag event of the season! Prizes for best "Hang Time" and "Best Trick."
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
WMRT Michael Higgins Race Tri-State U12/U14
Wachusett Mountain Race Team race on Lower Smith.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29
WMRT U16 GS
Wachusett Mountain Race Team race on Smith.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29
LL Bean Bootmobile Tour
On site from 10am-2pm, 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!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? Will winter continue? Let's hope for a few February snowstorms to keep us going strong well into spring!
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3-4
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.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4
KISS 108 Winter Games
Join the Kiss 108 Radio Street Team for a day of family fun activities from 11am-5pm. The day will start with games, prizes and giveaways outside then transition into the Coppertop Bar for some trivia and games for some apres ski fun!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Superbowl Sunday Party
We'll be celebrating in the Coppertop regardless of who makes the Big Game!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5
USASA Slopestyle Event
Join USASA for this one-day qualifying competition. Competitors are tasked with throwing their best set of tricks along the course while vying for a coveted spot in the national championships at the end of the season.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4
We're adding two extra hours of skiing and riding and lots of fun activities to the schedule on the first Saturday of February. We'll be open until midnight a DJ from 8pm-midnight, live music in the Coppertop from 8-11pm and snow tubing from 6-10pm! There will be firepits to warm-up by and breakfast specials in the cafeteria!
SATURDAY, FEBURARY 11
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, FEBRUARY 11
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 HERE (coming soon)!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
RI Annual Ski Runners Annual Ski & Board Event
This is Rhode Island's annual race, one of the oldest in New England. Now open to all those living in New England, it is a race for all ages and all abilities. Trophies are awarded in various age groups as well as to the fastest RI man and woman. Sign up online and get a low bib number at www.riskirunners.com!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14Valentine'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!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Thursday Night Throwdown Park Series - Event 2 Welcome to the first of three Thursday night park events, perfect for the skier or rider at any level. These are intended to be fun events to bring members of the park community together for a night on the slopes.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Thursday Night Throwdown Park Series - Event 2
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20
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!
SATURDAY thru SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18-26
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!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Science on the Slopes
Join MA Audubon to learn about the Mammals of Massachusetts. People can touch real pelts, learn about tracking mammals in the winter and how animals adapt and survive during the winter months. The demonstration will take place from 10:30am-1:30pm.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Science on the Slopes - with the New England Aquarium
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
2017 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 2017 event!
FRIDAY, MARCH 3
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!
THURSDAY, MARCH 2
Thursday Night Throwdown Park Series - Event 3
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
We're adding two extra hours of skiing and riding and lots of fun activities to the schedule on the first Saturday of March. We'll be open until midnight a DJ from 8pm-midnight, live music in the Coppertop from 8-11pm and snow tubing from 6-10pm! There will be firepits to warm-up by and breakfast specials in the cafeteria!
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
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 5
Race League Good Race
The 31-60 placed teams from Wachsuett Night League Racing will compete on Challenger in the Wachusett Good Race.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
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 information coming soon!
SATURDAY, MARCH 11
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!
SUNDAY, MARCH 12
The final event of the Terrain Park Season! Our signature event which brings in the season's biggest features, biggest crowd and biggest cash purse!
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
Youth Enrichment Services will be on site to enjoy a full day of skiing and riding.
FRIDAY, 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 from 5-8pm.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
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.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 18-19
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.
SUNDAY, MARCH 26
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, 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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST
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)
SATURDAY, APRIL 8th
Up, Down & Around Challenge
We're back after taking a year off! Join us for our annual adventure challenge which takes competitors on a run, bike, hike and ski all around the mountain. Competitive and amateur athletes are welcome to participate. Great prizes and a BBQ with music will follow the event.
SATURDAY, MAY 13
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-Sunday, June 10-11
The North Face Endurance Challenge
The North Face Endurance Challenge expands it's east coast presence with the addition of a Massachusetts based event here at Wachusett Mountain. Trail runners can choose from a variety of event distances over the two-day weekend event ranging from a 5K to 50-miler. More details and registration can be found HERE!
SEPTEMBER 1-4 (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 11am-4pm.
3rd 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 23-24 (Sat-Sun)
27th Annual KidsFest
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 vendors! More details on specific shows and entertainment will follow as we get closer to the event.
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 1(Sat-Sun)
8th 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 5-9 (Thur-Mon)
27th 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 7 (Sat)
Sail the Rails Jam
Join us for our Sail the Rails Jam during our HUGE Columbus Day Ski & Snowboard Sale & Swap. Test yourself on multiple features and see how well you've maintained your skills from last season.
OCTOBER 14 (Sat)
8th 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 14-15 (Sat-Sun)
34th 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. This year features the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, Apple Pie Baking and Eating Contests.