Close and has night skiing.
Have to pay to use park, crowded, lots of children
Wachussett is one of those hit or miss mountains, ive been lucky about 70% of the times I go there.
Yeah if you go during the right day at the right time your going to have freshly groomed slopes and you wont be sharing it with a million younger highschool kids. You hit it wrong and there's a million younger high school kids who just love to stop on trails and hang out, but no biggie.
Wachussett is great since its only about 40 minutes away and the night skiing is fun. The lodge is a modestly priced and the food is great, try the waffle house if you love waffles and chocolate.
I was a little disappointed when last season I went skiing full blast into the terrain park only to be stopped by a dude telling me you had to watch a video and pay 5$......hate to say it but if your spending your hard earned money on a lift ticket you should be able to use the park like every other resort around. Let alone not have to watch a safety video on your own time. It seems like in the past few years all the Mass ski areas have become extremely overly safety cautious but thats only understandable in this day and age.
The staff is extremely friendly but, some of the ski ambassador guys get really upset when someone in your group falls in a spot that's near a trail intersection and ive been yelled at twice over the past 2 years for stopping to help people that have taken nasty diggers. They need to cool it a little and stop assuming that the people who use their mountain are novices that don't know up from down.
But all in all Wacuchussett gets my business about 5-10 times a year and I never regret it. Its always fun to get a few hours in on the slopes at night during the work week.
So go and enjoy your day on the slopes