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“A great place to begin” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ski Ward

Ski Ward
1000 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA
+1 508-842-6346
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Owner description: Ski Ward is a year-round recreational facility offering skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing with a terrain park, lessons and rentals in the winter, summer tubing, a summer ski and snowboard park and beach volleyball in the summer and the Slopeside Bar & Grill offering lunch, dinner, outdoor dining, birthday parties, group/corporate outings, and rental facilities year-round.
Northborough, Massachusetts
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18 attraction reviews
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“A great place to begin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Full disclosure: I am biased because I work there, but hear me out. My early season job is to teach the wannabe ski instructors and refresh the veterans. During November/December I get to watch the transformation of naïve high school students into enthusiastic, committed, skilled teachers. When they get their red jacket I know that their students will have a rollicking good time while learning in a safe environment. Couple that with great facilities and terrain, and Ward is a great place to begin.

Visited December 2013
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“Tubing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Three tweens went tubing, not fast enough. They actually didn't make it to the bottom a few times. A good activity but very crowded. I must say the employees went out of their way and were very helpful.

Visited February 2014
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“Tubing fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We went to Ski Ward for the very first time Presidents Day 2014 to go tubing. The kids had a blast as did I. The staff are pleasant and very good at their jobs. They made sure everyone stayed safe in the tubing lanes. The tubing itself is great fun. They have a tie rope that will take you up (you can also walk up if you're impatient) and the wait at the top was not bad. The lanes themselves are fast and smooth with no jarring bumps. Highly recommend for young and old. My only con is that I found it a little pricy.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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“Great hill for younger kids or those looking for a terrain park.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I learned to ski 35 years ago at Ward Hill and all my kids have learned there. It's only about 300ft of vertical so don't expect a mountain. The lift tickets are expensive given the size, but it's a great place for kids to learn to ski and go on their own. Getting a season pass in the summer is the best option as it's offered with a high discount.
They installed a nice bar area in the lodge that allows you to see most of the hill and watch your kids from inside if you want.
They have a pretty extensive terrain park with an airbag jump as well.
Sunday AM and Thurs PM should be avoided as they are days the local Race Teams are there and it's extremely busy and the racers tend to be a bit oblivious of the other kids on the hill when not on course.

Visited January 2014
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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“Great in-town hill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Good ski hill to have in town. My sons school did lessons there and he enjoyed them and improved his skills. Good lodge and also a good place for lunch/dinner in the summer. Nice to eat outside and enjoy the greenery of the ski slope. They also have tubing both in the winter and summer.

Visited March 2013
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