Ancient Greeks celebrated sports such as gymnastics, wrestling, and running around wildly with an open flame. Honor athletic history safely with today's Groupon to Weston Ski Track in Weston. Choose between the following options:
- For $28, you get a one-day ski package (up to a $48 value), which includes:
- Cross-country ski lesson
- One-day pass
- One-day ski rental
- For $110, you get an individual season pass for the 2011-2012 ski season (up to a $225 value).
Weston Ski Track's staffers groom 15 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails with natural and machine-made snow to cultivate an ideal path for skiing jaunts or beginner lessons atop the Leo J. Martin golf course. Patrons unacquainted with the necessary mechanics can take a 75-minute ski lesson in which up to 12 initiates learn the basics of cross-country gliding, such as performing the classic diagonal stride, making smooth turns, and memorizing the best routes from New York to Los Angeles.
Skiers can enjoy the postsunset splendor of the 2.5-kilometer snowmaking loop, which stays lit during the nighttime hours so snow-gliders can get in a leisurely ski session after work. After a long day of burning calories in the winter sunshine, guests can head in to the cozy confines of the snack bar to warm up without having to spark a fire by rubbing their ski poles together like prehistoric Olympians. With season passes, guests enjoy unlimited access to the facility's pathways for the season and receive an additional 10% off ski-shop merchandise.
Weston Ski Track
In 1973, Mike Farny had a vision: to bring affordable outdoor recreation to the residents of metropolitan Boston. Opening the Charles River Canoe Service that year, Farny became an instrumental voice in efforts to clean up the river, encouraging people to canoe, kayak, and sweep up the dirt on the riverbanks. The next year, he persuaded the Leo J. Martin Golf Course to transform its greens and fairways into a sprawling landscape for cross-country skiing alongside the Charles, allowing the public to enjoy recreation on the river even when its waters had frozen. A 15-kilometer system of trails makes use of natural snowfall and offers skiers a chance to change up their routes. Even when flakes refuse to fall, a state-of-the-art artificial-snow system shoots powder over a 2.5-kilometer loop, which rests beneath lights to allow night skiing before guests return to the cozy snack shop for hot cocoa and a bite to eat.
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200 Park Rd.
Weston, Massachusetts 02493Get Directions