Poley Mountain

Poley Mountain is a ski area located in the province of New Brunswick in Canada. The resort is in the town of Waterford, NB.

Season Passes

Poley Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket 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 Poley Mountain. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Poley Mountain's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Poley Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Poley Mountain Terrain Overview

Poley Mountain has a total of 30 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Poley Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 70 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 28 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.

Poley Mountain's slopes see on average 92 inches (28 meters) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
70(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
92"(2,804 cm)

Poley Mountain Elevation

Poley Mountain has a summit elevation of 910 feet, or 277 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 250 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 660 feet (201 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Poley 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
910'(277 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
660'(201 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
250'(76 m)

Poley Mountain Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
36.7out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Poley 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 57% 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.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Poley Mountain has 70 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Poley Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 43% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 57%.
Green Circle
43%(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
17%(12 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%(28 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 Poley Mountain good for beginners?

Poley 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 57% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Poley Mountain Location

Poley Mountain is located in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Waterford, NB.

Waterford, NB E4E Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
45.68000, -65.38200

Getting to Poley Mountain

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Poley Mountain), its coordinates of 45.68000, -65.38200 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Waterford, NB 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 Poley Mountain.

Halifax / Stanfield International AirportYHZHalifax, NS171 km

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 Poley Mountain.

Saint John AirportYSJSaint John, NB57 km
Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International AirportYQMMoncton, NB73 km
Fredericton AirportYFCFredericton, NB92 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Poley 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 Poley Mountain.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
MartockWindsor, NS695 ft15%126 km
Crabbe MountainCentral Hainesville, NB1,325 ft56%141 km

Poley Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation910 ft
Base Elevation250 ft
Vertical Drop660 ft
(43% Beginner,  17% Intermediate,  40% Expert)
Skiable Acres70
Avg. Annual Snowfall92 inches
Poley Mountain Stats