One of the advantages of living in New England is that we are a place of small towns, and local people who make the big time are still friendly and helpful.
Ski legends for teachers
Pam Fletcher, who grew up in Westford at Nashoba Ski Area, is a skiing gold medalist and long-time Olympic Ski Team member. Her friend, Wayne Wong, inducted in 2012 to US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, is an iconic free-styler and one of the originators of the sport. He has been skiing at this family-owned ski area for 39 years. Watching them ski is like watching a ballet, having them as teachers is a once in a lifetime experience.
From now through February 18 both Pam and Wayne will be available at Nashoba (only half an hour from Boston) to everyone interested in picking up a few tricks of the trade and taking their skiing skills to the next level. No kidding, you don’t have to be an expert to ski with these two legendary skiers, they really like showing everyday skiers how to improve their technique and have more fun skiing. The best part is that there is no charge for this chance.
A chance to hone old skills and gain new ones
For an hour and a half today I had the chance to do just that and at the end of the session I felt that I had advanced my skill level several steps. This pair of open and friendly people actually love helping other to acquire the skills that they have mastered. This weekend Wayne and Pam will be available for skiing with the public starting at 1 pm daily, all you have to do is get a lift ticket and be there at 1 PM.
Fresh snow and some good deals
Last weekend’s storm blessed Nashoba with a lot of snow and they knew what to do with it. State of the art grooming has turned this mountain into a great experience. If ever you thought that it would be nice to try this sport, Nashoba is the place, and a phone call, (978) 692-303, will set up ski lessons and rentals – or just show up. Lessons start as low as $40 and a special 3-day School Vacation Lesson and Lift ticket is only $185, a good chance to introduce your kids to the sport. The School Vacation special offer is valid for ages 5 through adults of all ages.
When and Where
Nashoba is open from 8:30 am until 10 pm daily, with skiing under the lights on its well-lit slopes. It has 17 slopes and trails as well as the largest tubing area in New England.
They are at 79 Powers Road in Westford. From Boston take Route 2 from Cambridge and at the Concord traffic circle near the State prison, take Route 2A/119 north. Watch for Power Road on the right for the ski Area, stay on Route 2A/119 and short distance beyond look for the sign on the right. From other directions get to I-495 and take it to exit 31 for Routes 2A/119 east looking for Power Road on the left after Littleton Common.