February 16, 2021

As far as mini vacations go, you’ll want to try these ski day trips from Boston.

Dream of shredding fresh corduroy this winter? When you live at Hub50House, a day trip is easy. Hop on I-93 or a train from North Station for a quick ride to some of the region’s best ski resorts, including Nashoba Valley, Bradford, Gunstock, Waterville Valley, and more.  

Ski day trips from Boston that will take you through the winter

It’s a classic

Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford is Boston’s go-to resort — and Hub50House is ideally positioned to let you get there in no time. 

Catch the Fitchburg Line at North Station,  a Hub50House neighbor, for a less than an hour-long trip to Littleton. With an Uber waiting at your destination, you’ll arrive at Nashoba just minutes later. 

To get there even faster, drive Route 2 and cruise into Nashoba after just 45 minutes on the road. This is the ideal place to sharpen your skills for bigger adventures north. Among ski day trips from Boston, this is a classic.  

Après-ski activity: Sip a cocktail in The Living Room, the amenity space with floor-to-ceiling windows stretching an entire side of level 15 at Hub50House.  

Stunning views up above

Trade in your city skyline views for beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee as you turn down Upper Gunsmoke, a winding blue run at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, N.H. Stunning views follow wherever you go on the mountain and make a trip up here a real treat. 

Before you leave, our vote is on snow tubing and a few rides on the Mountain Coaster.  It’s hard to believe you’re only a two-hour drive up I-93 from Hub50House.  

Late-night plans: Watch a movie in The Den on Hub15.  

Prepping for the big run

New on skis? Ski Bradford in Haverhill will kick off your journey toward double black diamonds. If you’ve moved beyond the magic carpet phase, try the terrain park or zoom down Roger’s Chute, the resort’s sole black diamond. 

How to get here? Pick up I-93 just by Hub50House and continue onto I-495 until you arrive at Bradford 45 minutes later. Another alternative is the Haverhill Line from North Station. Uber it the last few miles, and you’ll be on the chairlift just over an hour after leaving your Hub50House apartment. 

Post-skiing happening: Join everyone in the Club Room at Hub38, the top-floor amenity spaces. 

Peak awesome

Pats Peak is a highly rated ski resort in Henniker, N.H., that combines a bunch of leisurely green runs with trails fit for the experts. 

I-93 is once again your highway of choice to get here unless you prefer to enlist a bus service like Go Sherpa, which picks you up right at Hub50House in a custom-built Mercedes-Benz van with HEPA air filters and Wi-Fi. Upon arrival, the van is transformed into a “Sherpa tent” that serves as a food hall, changing room, and storage valet at a time of Covid-19 restrictions.  

Back-home relaxation: Retreat to a plush sofa with the Boston skyline shimmering in the background.  

Into the forest

Drive two hours north on I-93 and reach the gateway to the White Mountains the Waterville Valley Resort. With six lifts and 46 trails, this ski day trip from Boston gives you plenty to choose from. 

If you need a break from ripping down the Sunnyside Trails, try the Nordic trail pass to access 70 kilometers of groomed and tracked trails for skating and classic skiing through the White Mountain National Forest. You’ll be back at Hub50House by nightfall.  

Next-day must: Stretch out in The Gym with an eye out the floor-to-ceiling windows.   

Which one is your favorite ski day trip from Boston? When you live at Hub50House, you won’t want to stay away for too long.  


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