1000 ft. vertical 1 hour from Boston
Crowded on weekends
Wachusett is my "home mountain". I am a season pass holder and I enjoy skiing there. They do a great job of grooming and snowmaking. There is only 22 trails and the mountain has some fun blacks but is primarily a beginner and intermediate place. The terrain while limited is fun and the mountain's staff is nice. I always have a good time there but I avoid weekends and holidays when crowds grow too large.
Most of the mountain is open for night skiing which is a great way to end a work night. Wa also has very affordable season pass options if you buy them early. Overall it is a great value close to the Boston area.