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Our picks: Five Mass. homes in towns with ski areas

Buying Weston
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35 Laurel Road in Weston is listed for $2,749,000. via MLS

Should the Winter Olympics inspire you to dust off the old skis, here are listings that aren’t a hike to the slopes. We chose five properties — in Weston, Shrewsbury, Princeton, Canton, and Haverhill. Check them out:

35 Laurel Road, Weston
$2,749,000
4 bedrooms, 4 full baths
6,476 square feet

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. —via MLS
35-Laurel-Road-Weston
. —via MLS

Set on 1.47-acres, this contemporary-style farmhouse has plenty of space. It is  not near a downhill ski area, but it is a little more than 4 miles from Weston Ski Track, where patrons can learn to cross-country ski and snowshoe. Inside the home, you’ll find a fieldstone fireplace in the hearth room, which is connected to the family room and kitchen. The latter has a cathedral ceiling and a hidden walk-in pantry. The four-room master suite boasts its own balcony. The lower level is finished, and there is also an attic with a high ceiling.

7 Ridge Road, Shrewsbury
$694,900
4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath
2,800 square feet

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. —via MSL
7-ridge-road-shrewsbury
. —via MLS

A short drive to the downhill runs at Ski Ward, this new home will offer granite counters in the kitchen and bathrooms; living, dining, and family rooms; and a breakfast nook. (The photos are of a home similar to the ones that will be built.)

134 Calamint Hill Road N, Princeton
$435,000
4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath
2,468 square feet

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. —via MLS
134-Calamint-Hill-Road-N-Princeton
. —via MLS

This Colonial set on two acres is about 7 miles from Wachusett Mountain. In the kitchen, you’ll find cherry cabinets, a granite-topped island, and a breakfast nook. There is also a family room with a fireplace, as well as dining and living rooms. The master suite features a bathroom with a soaking tub (turn on the jets) and a separate shower. The home also offers a sauna and a two-car garage.

71 Highland St., Canton
$380,000
2 bedrooms, 1 full bath
950 square feet

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. —via MLS
71-highland-street-canton
. —via MLS

This renovated, move-in ready ranch is about 5.5 miles from Blue Hills Ski Area. Inside, you’ll find an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings and recess lighting. The kitchen, which is connected to the living area, has a high-end double oven with six burners, a hood vent, a tile backsplash, and a farmer’s sink. The master bedroom offers a walk-in closet, while the second bedroom has a double closet. The fenced-in backyard boasts a concrete patio and a new shed. The home, which has a new heating system and a tankless water heater, is set on a 0.19-acre lot.

21 13th Ave., Haverhill
$318,000
4 bedrooms, 2 full baths
1,944 square feet

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. —via MLS
21-13th-Ave-Haverhill
. —via MLS

Ski Bradford is across the Merrimack River from this Cape. The kitchen, which sports an island cooktop, is open to the dining area. A first-floor bedroom could be used as an office and has a slider to the deck. The walk-out basement is finished and has a wood-burning stove. The home sits on a 0.27-acre lot with a shed.

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