9 Best Apres Ski Activities in Massachusetts

By Kimberly Ripley

9 Best Apres Ski Activities in Massachusetts

After a long day on the slopes, it’s time to enjoy yourself. Apres ski are all the activities that follow a day of skiing. Whether that’s having a drink with friends or enjoying some local ice skating. In Massachusetts, options abound. Here are the best apres ski activities to experience in the state! 

The Outlook at Nashoba Valley Ski Area

Not only will the great food and drinks at the Outlook lure you in, but the view is unmatched. Enjoy gazing upon the tree-lined sparkling slopes for a sense of winter wonderland. Known for their alcoholic coffee beverages, designed to warm up chilled skiers, snowboarders and even those whose favorite pastime is riding down the slopes on tubes, there’s even more to enjoy. Live music on the weekends is always worth an ear.

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Ride down the Mountain Coaster at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

This mountain coaster has brought visitors from all around the world to experience this exhilarating ride. After you are done skiing your heart out, it’s time for thrills. Be taken for a crazy ride on 3,600 feet of twists, turns, and swerve through the woods. The coaster goes 23 miles per hour, so hold onto your hat!

DIVINE Day Spa, Shrewsbury, MA

Work off the soreness from that tumble on the slopes at Ski Ward in Shrewsbury. Book yourself into DIVINE Day Spa, just minutes away. Indulge in a massage. Treat your skin to a facial. Once that’s done, enjoy a manicure and fresh blowout. After some rejuvenation, you’ll be ready to return to the slopes for another day of fun. 

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Tamarack Lounge at Bousquet Mountain

After a day on the slopes, put your feet up by the fire inside the Tamarack Lounge, and sip a couple of Icicles. Made with vodka, triple sec, lime and cranberry juice, it’s shaken—not stirred—to a cold glass of pure perfection. Be sure to nibble on some delicious mac & cheese bites or fried pickles while you’re there.

Crazy Horse Bar and Grill at the Berkshire East Mountain Resort

This hidden gem of a place is the ideal stomping grounds for you and your crew before and after carving up the mountain at Berkshire East. Like the name says, this crazy place has a full bar with 12 beers on tap as well as a wide selection of bottled brews, a fantastic menu, a roaring fireplace, TV’s for sports fanatics, and more. Nobody leaves here bored!

Go tubing at Berkshire East Mountain Resort

Go snow tubing on the weekends at Berkshire East. Enjoy the thrill without needing skill. Buy tickets for two-hour blocks of time. Your tube rental is included. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis, so take a short breaking from lining up at the ski lifts, and enjoy a bouncy, cushy ride down the mountain.

Go ice skating at Winnekenni Park Conservation Area

When Winnekenni Basin freezes at Winnekenni Park Conservation Area in Haverhill, it’s the perfect place for ice skating. It’s also just minutes from Ski Bradford, so lace up your skates and enjoy a leisurely form of winter fun and take a break from skiing. Call the park at 978-521-1686 to be sure the ice is thick enough for safe skating before you go. The walking and cross-country skiing trails are fun, too!

Les Trois Emme Winery, New Marlborough, MA

Enjoy a wine tasting at Les Trois Emme Winery, which is just a 10-minute drive from Ski Butternut. Open weekends during the winter, call to schedule a tour and check out the wine-making process, too. Be sure to bring a bottle or two back to the resort for sharing with your friends.

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Go snowshoeing at Notchview near Ski Blandford

Enjoy winter at a slower pace. Go snowshoeing at Notchview, just minutes from Ski Blandford. Snowshoe alongside 17 kilometers of groomed cross-country skiing trails. Season passes are available.

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