Bringing The Finest Cross Country Skiing
To Eastern Massachusetts
Great Brook Ski Touring Center
Great Brook Ski Touring Center operates daily, snow conditions permitting, from December 1 until March 31 each season. (Pray for snow!)
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
9-5 (or dusk, whichever is earlier)
- Tuesday, Thursday:
9-9 (night skiing on Lantern Loop, conditions permitting)
At closing time all cars must be out of the parking lot. Inclement weather and poor snow conditions can alter these times so call ahead if it’s questionable.
Great Brook offers night skiing by lantern light on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, conditions permitting. Lanterns are lit on the 1-mile Lantern Loop from sunset until 9:00 PM allowing skiers the chance to admire the combination of brilliant night sky and glimmering snow. This is an especially worthwhile experience during a full moon. Headlamps and other forms of lighting are not permitted as they negatively affect other skiers. Only the Lantern Loop is open during this time; other trails close at dusk.
Great Brook Farm State Park’s Winter Use Policy
When adequate snow cover exists between December 1 and March 31, the machine-groomed ski trails (which are east of Lowell St.) are open only to paid skiers. Dogs are not welcome on machine-groomed ski trails.
Tickets for the machine-groomed ski trails can be purchased at the ski touring center at 1018 Lowell St.
Walkers, horseback riders, snowshoers, and all other users are prohibited from using the machine-groomed ski trails during these periods but are encouraged to use the ungroomed trails west of Lowell St., which begin at the Acorn trailhead across the street from the ski touring center parking lot. Inquire at the ski touring center for a map of these trails.