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Find an excellent family ski area just 10 miles from Boston and Cambridge

There is every reason to bring the family to Boston during the winter months besides its cultural pleasures, great food and historic attractions. Fitness facilities and fabulous spas are here. There’s outdoor fun day and night from parks and hills to stroll, sled, snowboard and cross country ski, to lakes, ponds and rinks on which to ice skate. A scant ten miles from Boston is the only ski area in eastern Massachusetts, the Blue Hills Ski area, which offers a relaxed and affordable good time. North and west lay New England’s winter activities at their best.

Blue Hills Ski Area

4001 Washington Street Canton, MA, 02021 Phone: 781-828-5070

12 trails for skiing and snowboarding; 1 terrain park; night skiing on 50% or terrain; 309-foot vertical drop; 60 acres of skiable terrain; 90% snow making

Skiing & Snowboarding -- Just 10 miles from Boston, Blue Hills is the only ski area in eastern Massachusetts. The state of Massachusetts owns the ski area, which has been leased by numerous companies. A big revitalization began in 2007. Nice area for families and relaxed skiing; not expensive.
Everything Else -- Ski school and lessons. A season-long equipment leasing program allows people to lease and keep equipment with them all season (called off site), or to lease equipment, phone ahead, and find equipment ready to go when they reach the mountain. Various season passes and college passes and other discounts. School vacation ski camps.