There is nothing "fantastic" about Wachusett. I used to love it as a kid, but now there are things that I find ridiculous in comparison to other mountains. First on the list of ridiculousness is the newly implemented "park pass." I've never heard of a mandatory fee and video before entering a park. Wachusett really needs to ease up on their rules. The back of the lift ticket clearly states "Ski/Ride at your own risk" Thats understood anywhere you go. Perhaps they can make this mandatory for riders under the age of 16. Second on the list of ridiculousness, is the fact that the bus drivers drop you off "roadside" at the edge of the outer parking lots, where most other mountains will at least bring you to a central point in the parking lot. Very dissapointed in the dircation Wachusett has gone in the past few years. Lame, Very lame.