Black Mountain is a ski area located in the state of Maine in USA. The resort is in the town of Rumford, ME.
We recently ranked all of Maine's ski resorts, so you can see where Black Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Black Mountain is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Black Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Black Mountain Terrain Overview
Black Mountain has a total of 35 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Black Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 48 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 19 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Black Mountain's slopes see on average 120 inches (3.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Black Mountain Elevation
Black Mountain has a summit elevation of 2,150 feet, or 655 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,150 feet (351 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Black Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Black Mountain Difficulty Level
45.5out 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
Black Mountain has 48 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Black Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 29% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 71%.
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 Black Mountain good for beginners?
Black Mountain 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 71% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Black Mountain Location
Black Mountain is located in the state of Maine, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Rumford, ME.
Rumford, ME 04276 USA
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Getting to Black Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Black Mountain), its coordinates of 45.18000, -70.67000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Rumford, ME 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 Black Mountain.
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||107 mi|
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||117 mi|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||150 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 Black Mountain.
|Augusta State Airport||AUG||Augusta, ME||73 mi|
|Bangor International Airport||BGR||Bangor, ME||94 mi|
|Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport||BHB||Bar Harbor, ME||124 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Black Mountain, 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 Black Mountain.
|Rangeley Lakes Trail Center||Rangeley, ME||0 ft||0%||16 mi|
|J0T 2N0||Marston, QC||1,509 ft||30%||31 mi|
|Whaleback Mountain||Enfield, NH||1,800 ft||40%||31 mi|
|Titcomb Mountain||Farmington, ME||750 ft||34%||44 mi|
|Sunday River||Bethel, ME||3,140 ft||57%||50 mi|
|Mt. Abram||Greenwood, ME||2,001 ft||40%||55 mi|
|Mont Hatley (Montjoye)||Canton de Hatley, QC||1,200 ft||0%||62 mi|
|Mont Bellevue||Sherbrooke, QC||1,089 ft||11%||62 mi|
|Mont Adstock||Adstock, QC||2,657 ft||49%||64 mi|
|Centre de ski Saint-Georges||Saint-Georges, QC||595 ft||45%||66 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||57%||68 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||45%||71 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||62%||73 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||54%||74 mi|
|Lost Valley||Auburn, ME||495 ft||41%||76 mi|
|Mont Orford||Orford, QC||2,800 ft||42%||76 mi|
|New Hermon||Herman, ME||450 ft||32%||76 mi|
|Shawnee Peak||Bridgton, ME||1,700 ft||44%||78 mi|
|Owl's Head||Mansonville, QC||2,480 ft||48%||79 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||53%||80 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||41%||80 mi|
|Mont Gleason||Tingwick, QC||1,132 ft||37%||81 mi|
|Club Ski Beauce||Vallée-Jonction, QC||650 ft||38%||83 mi|
|Mont Orignal||Lac-Etchemin, QC||2,007 ft||43%||85 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||59%||87 mi|
|Mont Apic||Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, QC||689 ft||36%||87 mi|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||60%||89 mi|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||42%||92 mi|
|King Pine Ski Area||Madison, NH||850 ft||17%||93 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||50%||94 mi|
|Loon Mountain||Lincoln, NH||3,050 ft||51%||97 mi|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||43%||98 mi|
Black Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,150 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,150 ft|
(29% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 36% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||120 inches|