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Think Winter: Snow and Ski

by Bill Tobin
November 14, 2016

 Winter is coming soon.  It can be long and dull, or ...  

 ... it can be invigorating, fun and exciting for all ages. The choice is yours.

Winter is coming. Remove screens, replace them with winter storm sash, check the heating system, store summer furniture, stack wood for the fireplace, cover the pool, rake leaves, rake more leaves.  Then settle back for a long and exciting winter.

Winter can be a lot of fun and exciting if you ski or board. Skiing is exhilarating for all ages, from tots to teetering old folks, and it is less than an hour's drive from Holliston. You can drive further to the White Mountains, northern Maine or Vermont if you wish, but Wachusett Mountain is a mere forty-five minute drive.

It is fun to challenge gravity -- and win.


This ski area has some of the best snow making equipment in the northeast, so there is great skiing every day from December through March on pleasant, well-groomed trails. There are trails for all levels of ability. If you have never skied before, or if it has been a while since you donned the skis, now is the time to consider returning. Lessons are available for all ages, and the new, curved skis are designed to do most of the work for you.

And, lessons are available to all, beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers, regardless of age, no one is too young or too old, believe me.

The mountain is open daily from 9 AM to 10 PM, seven days a week to accommodate just about anyone's schedule. I like to go in the morning and ski until noon when the crowds are the least.

In this economy, there is a great opportunity to enjoy the sport, and not break the bank when you purchase a season's pass. Do you realize that if you use this pass about six times during the year, you will break even?  Also, with the season's pass, you will be inclined to ski more often.

 A fantastic, rewarding family experience.

Do consider joining the Holliston based club now, which is under the name Tobin, before November 16  and enjoy the best rates available.  Ski any day, all day, all winter long 

/-A Bronze Century Pass which is honored Monday-Friday days and seven nights a week, except holidays and school breaks, is only $269.00. A $10 discount is offered if you ski on a weekend day.

A Silver Century Pass is the same, except you can ski weekends early and late season at no extra cost. The price of this pass is $329.00 with a $15 discount if you ski on weekend days.

The Gold Century Pass offers unlimited skiing for $559.00

A senior Gold Pass (over 65) is only $329.00.  A senior Bronze pass is $269.00

If you delay purchasing your pass until after November 16th,  add $100 to each pass, except the senior which does not increase.

The passes are valid, of course, for skis or boards.


As a Wachusett pass holder, you are entitled to discounts at other ski areas, such as Jay Peak, Okemo, Stratton, Bromley, Killington/Pico, Sugarbush, and Burke all in Vermont; Shawnee Peak in Maine; Mt Sunapee and Cranmore in New Hampshire; Shawnee Peak in Maine, and Jiminy Peak in Massachusetts, as well as discounts in Utah and Colorado.

Seriously consider joining us for a great winter ski season and enjoy the great outdoors. The apres ski socials are fun too.

For information on any of the passes, ski/board rentals or how to sign on for this season, or just to talk about skiing or the program, call 978-464-2300 or call me at 508-429-2726.  Also visit

Enjoy the season and join in the fun of winter.



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