Black Mountain Ski Resort

Black Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Maine in USA. The resort is in the town of Rumford, ME.

Black Mountain 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 Black Mountain Ski Resort.

Black Mountain Lodging:

Black Mountain Ski Resort 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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
48(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Black Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Black Mountain Ski Resort 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,150'(655 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,150'(351 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,000'(305 m)

Black Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
43.9out of 100
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Black Mountain 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 71% 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

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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 29% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 71%.
29%(14 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
35%(17 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
36%(17 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 Black Mountain Ski Resort 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 Ski Resort Location

Black Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Maine, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Rumford, ME.

Rumford, ME 04276 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
45.18000, -70.67000

Getting to Black Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Black Mountain Ski Resort), 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 Ski Resort.

Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME107 mi
Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC117 mi
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC150 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 AirportAUGAugusta, ME73 mi
Bangor International AirportBGRBangor, ME94 mi
Hancock County-Bar Harbor AirportBHBBar Harbor, ME124 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Black Mountain 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 Black Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Baie-des-SablesMarston, QC1,509 ft28%31 mi
WhalebackEnfield, NH1,800 ft38%31 mi
Titcomb MountainFarmington, ME750 ft32%44 mi
Sunday RiverBethel, ME3,140 ft55%50 mi
Mt. AbramGreenwood, ME2,001 ft38%55 mi
Mont Hatley (Montjoye), QC0 ft0%62 mi
Mont Bellevue, QC1,089 ft11%62 mi
Mont AdstockAdstock, QC2,657 ft47%64 mi
Centre de ski Saint-GeorgesSaint-Georges, QC595 ft43%66 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%68 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%71 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%73 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%74 mi
Lost ValleyAuburn, ME495 ft39%76 mi
Mont OrfordOrford, QC2,800 ft40%76 mi
New HermonSouth China, ME450 ft31%76 mi
Shawnee PeakBridgton, ME1,700 ft42%78 mi
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%79 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%80 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%80 mi
Mont GleasonTingwick, QC1,132 ft36%81 mi
Club Ski BeauceVallée-Jonction, QC650 ft37%83 mi
Mont OrignalLac-Etchemin, QC2,007 ft42%85 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%87 mi
Mont ApicSaint-Pierre-Baptiste, QC689 ft34%87 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%89 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%92 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%94 mi
Loon MountainFreedom, NH3,050 ft50%97 mi
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%98 mi

Black Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,150 ft
Base Elevation1,000 ft
Vertical Drop1,150 ft
(29% Beginner,  35% Intermediate,  36% Expert)
Skiable Acres48
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Black Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats