Demo Center

Instant Action Demo Center

Located in the base lodge of Wachusett Mountain, at MTNSIDE Ski and Ride just 50 feet away from the nearest chairlift. Our demo center has the largest selection of demo ski and snowboard equipment in Southern New England!

We offer over 100 pairs of skis of various abilities, intermediate to expert snowboards, telemark skis and have recently expanded our inventory of backcountry/alpine touring skis complete with skins. We also offer a fleet of rental snowshoes, so you can explore winter through the hiking trails of Wachusett Mountain State Reservation!


Demo vs. Rentals

Basic rental equipment is the right tool for a beginner or novice to get out on snow for those first few days, but if your skills place you in a level above novice, and you don’t own your own equipment, the MTNside Demo center is where you want to land on your visit to Wachusett!


  • We can accommodate guests with or without their own boots.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children, our demo boots, skis, and boards are adult sizes only.
  • A valid driver license with photo ID will be required to demo, customers must be 18 or older to participate unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Online Reservations

You can pre-pay for your demo session up to five days in advance and as late as 7:00 pm the previous day for the next morning’s on snow adventure! Click here to Reserve Online or visit the Demo Center upon your arrival. For customers who plan on demoing without a reservation, we suggest showing up approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of your session to get yourself set up and dial in your equipment. 


Demos Refund Program

Have you fallen in love with one of our demo skis or boards? It’s hard not to. If you’re ready to pull the trigger on a new set-up, we’ll refund up to 2 demo session fees incurred during the two weeks before your ski or board purchase and apply them towards your purchase! Ask us for details.


Got Questions?

Call the MTNSIDE store at 978-464-2626.