Getting To Wachusett Mountain Just Got Even Easier
Plenty of room for gear on the ski train coach, now running Wednesday nights, too. (Wachusett)
Massachusett’s Wachusett is even more accessible than ever this winter thanks to expanded cooperative programs this season with travel partners the MBTA Commuter Rail, ZIPCar and Uber.
Wachusett has offered weekend ski train service from Boston’s North Station for several years and has now added Wednesday night ski train service – helpful to Boston college students and others who want to take advantage of night skiing and riding during the week.
The new midweek night service leaves Boston’s North Station at 3:30 p.m. A mountain shuttle meets passengers at the Wachusett Station with the arrival of the 5:08 p.m. train. The shuttle returns skiers and snowboarders to the Wachusett Station for the departure of 10:35 p.m. train.
“The ski train provides a great opportunity to provide Boston-area customers with an easy option for public transportation to the mountain,” said Wachusett Mountain Ski Area President Jeff Crowley.
The Wednesday service supplements the Saturday and Sunday service -- departing North Station at 8:35 a.m., arriving at Wachusett Station at 10:11 a.m. The shuttle for returning trains departs for the Wachusett Station at 5:15 p.m. to catch the 6:10 p.m. train, arriving at North Station at 7:40 p.m.
Roundtrip fare for the service is $23 and children 11 and under ride for free; a free shuttle is provided by Wachusett connecting passengers to the ski area.
ZipCar and Wachusett have created a Weekday Ski Getaway offering a driving credit and a discount on the resort’s “Bring a Friend for Fun” package. Zipcar will provide $10 in driving credit to Zipcar members that purchase a “Bring a Friend” package. In turn, Wachusett will offer Zipcar members a $10 discount off the “Bring a Friend” package.
The midweek-only offer is valid from January through the end of the season.
ZipCar also created 20 Zipcar/Wachusett surprise vehicle drops with special Wachusett and ZipCar prizes and additional credits and lift ticket offers.
Wachusett Mountain and Uber are also announcing a seasonal partnership for the second straight year to help improve transportation options for skiers and snowboarders moving to and from the Central Massachusetts ski resort.
In addition to servicing the new Wachusett Train Station, Uber is a viable transportation option for skiers and riders in the greater Worcester metro area traveling to the mountain. Uber is offering new riders a $25 “Get to the Slopes” credit on their first ride when the sign up using the code SKIWAWA at www.uber.com/app.