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Ski Ward Ski Area

1000 Main Street


Ski Ward Ski Area, once known as Ward Hill Ski Area and formerly Union Hill, has been in operation since 1939 and is one Think Snowof the oldest continuously operating ski/snowboard areas in the country. Many may think that Ward Hill is associated with Artemas Ward, a Shrewsbury local and the 1st commander of the Continental Army, but the property has actually been owned by another line of William Ward's descendants since the early 1900's and been owned by Bruce and Lucy Ward since the 70's.

In 1990, John and Effy LaCroix bought the business, renamed the area to Ski Ward and began a commitment to upgrading the facility to modern standards. These upgrades included a snow tubing facility, new triple chairlift, extensive lighting and snowmaking upgrades as well as two Piston bully groomers. The reinvestment continues today with improvements and upgrades every season.

Most recently, Ski Ward has become a year-round destination with summer tubing, a summer ski and snowboard park and the Slopeside Bar & Grill offering lunch, dinner and ice cream with outdoor seating. All of this has made Ski Ward the perfect place for all ages to enjoy.


Travis Blanchard

Saturday, June 16, 2018
They have a cozy little bar and rotate the beer through local vendors. In addition the hills are great for skiing especially for kids. Off season volleyball. Overall great place.

tessy Douglass

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
An absolute joy to visit! Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Being our first visit they took the time to explain the details and rules plus explained everything they offer. The staff at the tubing hill was friendly and knowledgeable. We had a blast!

Kevin M

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
Great local mountain. Our kids all spent/spend a lot of time here learning to ski and they love it. Conditions are consistently good. Lift operators are friendly and experienced. Lodge food is tasty and reasonably priced. I would especially like to compliment the ticket salespeople and their manager for efficient, kind, and helpful customer service.

Damn Daniel

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
It has its ups and downs. Sometimes it can be a slippery slope but they're right there to lift you back up. 4 stars!

Douglas Martin

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
First night of ski lessons for the kids tonight went great. It was well organized for the first time, which is always the most difficult. The group size was small and the instructors did a great job. I am very happy we choose to go to Ski Ward this year!

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