Blackjack Ski Resort

Blackjack Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Ramsay, MI. We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Blackjack stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Blackjack 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 Blackjack Ski Resort.

Blackjack Lodging:

Blackjack Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Blackjack has a total of 26 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Blackjack is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 126 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 51 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
126(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Blackjack Ski Resort Elevation

Blackjack Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,650 feet, or 503 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,185 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 465 feet (142 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Blackjack has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,650'(503 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
465'(142 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,185'(361 m)

Blackjack Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
40.9out of 100
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Blackjack can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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

Blackjack has 126 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Blackjack is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
20%(25 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
40%(50 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
40%(50 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 Blackjack Ski Resort good for beginners?

Blackjack can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Blackjack Ski Resort Location

Blackjack Ski Resort is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Ramsay, MI.

Ramsay, MI 49959 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
46.48000, -89.99000

Getting to Blackjack Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Blackjack Ski Resort), its coordinates of 46.48000, -89.99000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Ramsay, MI 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 Blackjack Ski Resort.

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International AirportMSPMinneapolis, MN191 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 Blackjack.

Rhinelander Oneida County AirportRHIRhinelander, WI64 mi
Houghton County Memorial AirportCMXHancock, MI85 mi
Duluth International AirportDLHDuluth, MN107 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Blackjack Ski Resort, 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 Blackjack Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Big Snow (Indianhead Mountain)Wakefield, MI1,935 ft47%1 mi
Big PowderhornIronwood, MI1,800 ft38%5 mi
Mt. Zion Ski HillIronwood, MI1,400 ft32%8 mi
Mount AshwabayBayfield, WI1,286 ft28%48 mi
Mont RipleyHancock, MI1,140 ft43%80 mi

Blackjack Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,650 ft
Base Elevation1,185 ft
Vertical Drop465 ft
(20% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  40% Expert)
Skiable Acres126
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Blackjack Ski Resort Mountain Stats