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Boston: The Details

Boston: The Details

Features
By Paul Hochman
posted: 12/13/2000
  • City Population 574,283
  • Total Skiable Acreage in a 25-mile radius 250
  • Ski Areas Within 55 Miles Blue Hills 15-mile drive; 60 skiable acres; 309-foot vertical drop; lift ticket, $23; season pass, $385. Ski Bradford 31-mile drive; 48 skiable acres; 248-foot vertical drop; lift ticket, $25; season pass, $500. Nashoba 25-mile drive; 59 skiable acres; 240-foot vertical drop; lift ticket, $29; season pass, $500. Ski Ward 30-mile drive; 10 skiable acres; 200-foot vertical drop; lift ticket, $25; season pass, $325. Wachusett 52-mile drive; 105 skiable acres; 1,000-foot vertical drop; lift ticket, $39; season pass, $619.
  • Big Areas Within 150 Miles Mt. Snow, Vt. 127-mile drive; 769 skiable acres; 1,700-foot vertical drop; lift ticket, $52; season pass, $1,249; Waterville Valley, N.H. 130-mile drive; 268 skiable acres; 2,020 vertical drop; lift ticket, $49; season pass, $449; Loon, N.H. 130-mile drive; 275 skiable acres; 2,100-foot vertical drop; lift ticket, $49; season pass, $329; Cannon Mountain, N.H. 130-mile drive; 275 skiable acres; 2,146-foot vertical drop; lift ticket, $42; season pass, $730.
  • Best On-Slope Event Wachusett's race league draws 120 participants nightly.
  • Average Annual Income $31,207
  • Unemployment Rate 3.4 percent
  • Median Price of a 2,000-Square-Foot Home varies substantially from suburb to suburb: $179,000 to $400,000
  • Tax Rates Property, 5 percent; income, 5.95 percent; sales, 5 percent
  • Cool Ski Fact Nashoba has more instructors¿250¿than Killington, Vt.
  • For Information on relocating to Boston, visit www.boston.com.
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