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Address: 1000 Main St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545-3313
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+1 508-842-6346
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Ski Ward is a year-round recreational facility offering skiing,...

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.

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Didn't go tubing because they were kind enough to tell us of conditions first

Went with a family of five to go tubing, but they told us at the pay booth that conditions were slow and refunds could not be given after you purchase tickets. They did allow us... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2015
Brian D
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Sutton, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
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Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

I am a beginning skier, learning as an adult. I have however, skied at Stowe, Jiminy peak, bretton woods. This is not a mountain. It does however has a lift. The cafe/bar is bare bones. Rice crispy treats, and Budweiser. Old furniture. Disorganized rentals and confusing return setups. Very mom&pop. Staff are friendly but uninformed. Expect to be on skis,... More 

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went with a family of five to go tubing, but they told us at the pay booth that conditions were slow and refunds could not be given after you purchase tickets. They did allow us to go and look and because of that we were able to determine that we would not have the fun we expected. So we left,... More 

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mass
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2015

The kids had fun tubing at Ski ward yet it was a bit pricey. At 25 a kid, not very reasonable . When we go there they warned us that the tubing hill was not great condition meaning that the conditions are very slow. They warned that the tickets are non refundable and for us to take a look before... More 

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Thank aidan
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2014

The ski slope is great for beginner skiers and snowboarders. Not good for Tubing. Good customer service. Basic lodge.

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Thank Craig195
Worcester, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2014

Family run and it shows with personal customer service and a can-do attitude year round. It's good old-fashioned fun on one of the oldest ski areas in New England. Though small, it's fun, especially for a younger group of kids. Great relationships with school systems for group trips.

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Thank Travel_BLC
Northborough, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank Dennis L
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Richard B
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79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

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... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

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