skiing

While many of us around town are excited for the ongoing changing of the seasons and warmth of spring, the skiers and snowboarders around town are beginning to develop some early onset mountain nostalgia.

Many people may be putting their boots and lift passes away ‘til next winter, but we know New England — and we know that maintenance crews love to keep the mountains open as long as possible.

For some last-minute late-season runs, here are a few spots for spring ski trips from Boston.

Nashoba Valley Ski Area
Less than one hour from the city, Nashoba Valley Ski Area is one of the Boston area’s most popular family ski and snowboard destinations. Nashoba’s trail difficulties range to accommodate both expert and novice winter sport athletes, and the resort offers opportunities to take lessons. For a little added fun for the family, Nashoba Valley also features snow tube trails and rentals.

Nashoba Valley Ski Area
79 Powers Road
Westford, MA
www.skinashoba.com

Wachusett Mountain
Wachusett is one of the tallest and most beloved mountains in all of Massachusetts. A simple hour-and-a-half drive outside of Boston, a Wachusett Mountain day trip from The Boxer Boston is very doable. Wachusett features 25 different trails ranging in difficulty, in addition to ski lessons and rental equipment.

Wachusett Mountain
499 Mountain Road
Princeton, MA
www.wachusett.com

Pats Peak
Another ski resort within a 90-minute commute of Boston, Pats Peak is one of the city’s most accessible destinations for skiing in New Hampshire. In the spirit of spring trips, people who purchase a pass for next year’s ski season can ride Pats Peak for free this March. Hosting a variety of different parks and trails, Pats Peak is one of the most dynamic and well-developed ski mountains near Boston. Also featuring lessons, tubing opportunities and a few different group packages, Pats Peak guarantees a great day.

Pats Peak
686 Flanders Road
Henniker, NH
www.patspeak.com