1,000 ft of vert in MA
Crowded during vacation times
Wachusett was the first resort that I went to when I moved to MA and I was very impressed. Early in the morning, it was uncrowded and great. By about noon, it was VERY crowded (although it was during the Christmas break). However, the lift lines moved reasonably quickly. The lodge was the most affected by the crowds. There was no place to sit at all.
The food at the lodge was reasonably priced and good quality, which is a great thing compared to other resorts that charge a lot for sub-standard food.
I would absolutely recommend Wachusett for a great day trip. Even the advanced trails are nice and long. Skiers and boarders of all levels will have a good time.