Blue Hills Ski Area is a ski area located in the state of Massachusetts in USA. The resort is in the town of Canton, MA.
We recently ranked all of Massachusetts's ski resorts, so you can see where Blue Hills Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Blue Hills Ski Area is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Blue Hills Ski Area. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Blue Hills Ski Area's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Blue Hills Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Blue Hills Ski Area Terrain Overview
Blue Hills Ski Area has a total of 6 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Blue Hills Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 60 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 24 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Blue Hills Ski Area's slopes see on average 25 inches (0.6 meters) of snowfall a year.
Blue Hills Ski Area Elevation
Blue Hills Ski Area has a summit elevation of 635 feet, or 194 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 266 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 369 feet (112 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Blue Hills Ski Area has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Blue Hills Ski Area Difficulty Level
23.8out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Blue Hills Ski Area has 60 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Blue Hills Ski Area is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 33% trails are rated as intermediate.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Blue Hills Ski Area good for beginners?
Blue Hills Ski Area is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Blue Hills Ski Area Location
Blue Hills Ski Area is located in the state of Massachusetts, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Canton, MA.
Canton, MA 02021 USA
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Getting to Blue Hills Ski Area
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Blue Hills Ski Area), its coordinates of 42.21600, -71.12100 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Canton, MA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Blue Hills Ski Area.
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||12 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||37 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||107 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Blue Hills Ski Area.
|New Bedford Regional Airport||EWB||New Bedford, MA||38 mi|
|Worcester Regional Airport||ORH||Worcester, MA||39 mi|
|Manchester-Boston Regional Airport||MHT||Manchester, NH||52 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Blue Hills Ski Area, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Blue Hills Ski Area.
|Ski Butternut||Great Barrington, MA||1,800 ft||40%||19 mi|
|Ski Ward||Shrewsbury, MA||410 ft||25%||19 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||37%||26 mi|
|Ski Bradford||Haverhill, MA||1,548 ft||31%||38 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||41%||43 mi|
|Gunstock Mountain||Kingston, NH||2,267 ft||50%||48 mi|
|Yawgoo Valley||Exeter, RI||315 ft||24%||53 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||18%||57 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||43%||66 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||41%||71 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||33%||71 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||90 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||92 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||25%||93 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||44%||94 mi|
Blue Hills Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||635 ft|
|Base Elevation||266 ft|
|Vertical Drop||369 ft|
(50% Beginner, 33% Intermediate, 17% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||25 inches|