Black Mountain Ski Resort

Black Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New Hampshire in USA. The resort is in the town of Jackson, NH. We recently ranked all of New Hampshire'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.

Black Mountain Lodging:

Black Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Black Mountain has a total of 69 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Black Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 143 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 58 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
143(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Black Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Black Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,350 feet, or 716 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,250 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,100 feet (335 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
2,350'(716 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,100'(335 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,250'(381 m)

Black Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
43.4out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
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 143 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%(41 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%(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
36%(51 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 New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Jackson, NH.

Jackson, NH 03846 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.22000, -71.16000

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 44.22000, -71.16000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Jackson, NH 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, ME58 mi
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA128 mi
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC153 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, ME68 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH70 mi
Portsmouth International at Pease AirportPSMPortsmouth, NH81 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
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%4 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%9 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%11 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%15 mi
Shawnee PeakBridgton, ME1,700 ft42%21 mi
Sunday RiverBethel, ME3,140 ft55%24 mi
Mt. AbramGreenwood, ME2,001 ft38%24 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%25 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%27 mi
Loon MountainFreedom, NH3,050 ft50%30 mi
WhalebackEnfield, NH1,800 ft38%42 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%44 mi
Lost ValleyAuburn, ME495 ft39%45 mi
Titcomb MountainFarmington, ME750 ft32%57 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%62 mi
Black MountainRumford, ME2,150 ft44%71 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%73 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%73 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%74 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%74 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%75 mi
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%81 mi
New HermonSouth China, ME450 ft31%82 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%83 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%83 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%84 mi
Mont Hatley (Montjoye), QC0 ft0%84 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%85 mi
Mont Bellevue, QC1,089 ft11%88 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%89 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%89 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%90 mi
GunstockKingston, NH2,300 ft47%91 mi
Mont OrfordOrford, QC2,800 ft40%92 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%92 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%92 mi
Baie-des-SablesMarston, QC1,509 ft28%95 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%96 mi
Camden Snow BowlRockport, ME1,093 ft38%99 mi

Black Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,350 ft
Base Elevation1,250 ft
Vertical Drop1,100 ft
(29% Beginner,  35% Intermediate,  36% Expert)
Skiable Acres143
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Black Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats