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First, hi! I'm from MA. I was just wondering how many share similar experiences to what I'm going through now. I'm the only one in my family who skis so it is very hard to go out for more than 3-4 hours at most and even when that is the case it is always to wachusett mountain. Not being able to drive doesn't help much either. I can't go to anywhere else because what would the other three people in my family do while I ski for a whole day or two? Is anyone else stuck? I can ski wachusett with my eyes closed (If its not packed to the trees).

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First, hi! I'm from MA. I was just wondering how many share similar experiences to what I'm going through now. I'm the only one in my family who skis so it is very hard to go out for more than 3-4 hours at most and even when that is the case it is always to wachusett mountain. Not being able to drive doesn't help much either. I can't go to anywhere else because what would the other three people in my family do while I ski for a whole day or two? Is anyone else stuck? I can ski wachusett with my eyes closed (If its not packed to the trees).


Well, i'm from Montana, but i know exactly what thats like. When i lived with my parents and before i could drive, i was the only one who skied in the family, and my parents almost never drove me up to the mountain, and when i did get up there, it was for a limited amount of time. I had to get rides with friends and once in a while, i would even try to walk up the road to the hill. Then i got my liscence and moved out and now i ski about 60-75 days a season.
 

 

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Is there a regular snow bus in your area?  Around here various groups have bus service to the local hills.  You can sign up for a season of Saturdays (or Wednesdays, etc.) and be shuttled from the lowlands to the mountains.  I used this method of getting to the mountain in my youth and it was fantastic.  I got to meet others with an interest in skiing and I have one friend from those times that I still ski with.

 

I don't know what it's like in your area, but around here hitch-hiking to the mountain is a time honored activity.  How that would go over with the folks (I assume you're young and living at home) is another matter.

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In addition to the ski bus idea, how about ski clubs in your area?  If you join a ski club the chances are good you can hitch a ride with someone just about every weekend.  Check with local ski shops to find out what might be available.

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I do not know how old you are.

 

But when I was younger and wnated to go snowboarding I made friends with older kids who could drive me there.

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Many of the public schools in western MA and eastern NY have ski clubs/buses that travel to local hills on Friday afternoon/evening.  I have seen them loading/unloading at Jiminy Peak many, many times.  Check and see if your school district runs a ski bus.  Granted, it's not a full day on the mountain (it's mostly night skiing), but you can get in 4-5 hrs of skiing, the terrain park is usually open if that's your thing, and it's usually a pretty good deal $ wise.

 

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