Travel restrictions to Massachusetts during Covid-19
All travelers entering Massachusetts must quarantine for 14 days after arriving in the state, except for exemptions below. The rules applies both to residents of Massachusetts returning from out-of-state travel and to residents of other states.
Travelers arriving from states designated as COVID-19 lower-risk states are not subject to the quarantine requirement. This list may change.
Travelers are exempt from the quarantine requirement if they have received a negative result from a COVID-19 test no longer than 72 hours before their arrival in Massachusetts. A traveler relying on the 72-hour test rule must provide proof of the negative test result when asked.
Quarantine is not required for people who are passing through Massachusetts or driving through the state to connect to their airplane, bus or train, or to stop at a highway rest stop.
The profile of ski area locations in Massachusetts is very distinct: almost all ski areas are in the central and western region of the beautiful and historic Berkshire Mountains, reaching nearly to the border with upstate New York. An important exception is the small but very dynamic Blue Hills ski area in Canton, just 10 miles from Boston and a great resource for people on a vacation or ski trip in eastern Massachusetts.
In addition of several solid and well-serviced downhill ski mountains in the Berkshires, the areas is also awash in excellent cross-country (Nordic) skiing, much of it at farms that have groomed and prepared fields, trails and woodlands for cross-country skiing. The Western Massachusetts Cross Country Ski Areas Association is a great resource for that sport, which is great for all ages.
Lots of great cross-country ski areas can be found in Massachusetts. The Western Massachusetts Cross Country Ski Areas Association offers a great Sampler Pass that is in effect for two years, and is good for one visit apiece to six areas that are members of the group. Pass can be shared and it costs $45. See more detail at our cross country skiing page.