West of Boston and northwest of Worcester, the Wachusett Mountain Ski Area has 22 runs spread over 110 acres that are served by 4 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 1,000 feet. This family-friendly ski area is perfect for beginners and early intermediates. It is very popular with public school ski clubs and can get very crowded at times. To reach the snowboarding at Wachusett Mountain ski area from Worchester, head east on US290 to Exit #19. Head north on US190 to Exit #5. Head north on SR140 for 12 miles and look for the Wachusett Mountain Resort sign on left.Overall, Wachusett Mountain Resort is the 2nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 8 snowboarding resorts in Massachusetts.