Blue Hills Ski Area

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.

Blue Hills Ski Area is not a part of any nationwide lift pass 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 with with Blue Hills Ski Area.

Blue Hills Ski Area Lodging:

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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
6
Ski Lift
Lifts
3
Skier
Skiable Acres
60(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
635'(194 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
369'(112 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
266'(81 m)

Blue Hills Ski Area Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
22.9out of 100
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Blue Hills Ski Area is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 369 feet.

 DID YOU KNOW?

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.

Skiiable Area 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
50%(30 acres)

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.

Blue Square
Intermediate
33%(20 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
17%(10 acres)

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 nearby the town of Canton, MA.

Address:
Canton, MA 02021 USA
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Website:
bluehillsboston.com/

GPS Coordinates:
42.21600, -71.12100

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA12 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI37 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME107 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
New Bedford Regional AirportEWBNew Bedford, MA38 mi
Worcester Regional AirportORHWorcester, MA39 mi
Manchester-Boston Regional AirportMHTManchester, NH52 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Bousquet MountainSudbury, MA1,875 ft37%19 mi
Ski ButternutGreat Barrington, MA1,800 ft38%19 mi
Ski WardShrewsbury, MA410 ft24%19 mi
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%26 mi
Ski BradfordHaverhill, MA1,548 ft29%38 mi
Wachusett MountainPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%43 mi
GunstockKingston, NH2,300 ft47%48 mi
YawgooExeter, RI315 ft23%53 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%66 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%71 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%71 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%90 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%92 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%93 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%94 mi

Blue Hills Ski Area Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation635 ft
Base Elevation266 ft
Vertical Drop369 ft
Trails6
(50% Beginner,  33% Intermediate,  17% Expert)
Lifts3
Skiable Acres60
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Blue Hills Ski Area Mountain Stats