Black Mountain Ski Area, Jackson, NH

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Black Mountain Ski Area nh in Jackson, New Hampshire, and Escape2ski help you find skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets & lodging. Jackson New Hampshire is a beautiful community that is accessible via the covered bridge just off of Highway 16. No matter what time of year you visit this area, you’ll find […]

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Black Mountain Ski Area nh in Jackson, New Hampshire, and Escape2ski help you find skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets & lodging. Jackson New Hampshire is a beautiful community that is accessible via the covered bridge just off of Highway 16. No matter what time of year you visit this area, you’ll find a host of outdoor activities. During the winter months, the area is big into alpine and cross-country skiing with Black Mountain Ski Area at the centre. Black Mountain opened to the public way back in December 1935 with a rope tow and several trails, thus making it the oldest operating ski area in the state of New Hampshire. Edwin Moody was the man behind bringing alpine skiing to the Jackson area. He believed it was a way of attracting visitors to the Moody Inn during what would have been considered the off season back then. Not long after the ski area opened, Bill and Betty Whitney, who were avid skiers, purchased all of Mr. Moody’s holdings, including the ski area. They promptly renamed it, Whitney’s Ski Area and began to experience increased skier visits. With the increased traffic on the slopes, night skiing was added, several new trails were added, and by the end of the 1930’s the ski area was popular not only with the locals but with visitors from afar. To continue to attract more skiers to the area, expansion became the focus. During the 1948-49 season, a new T-bar was installed increasing the vertical drop to 700ft/214m along with several new trails. Mother Nature offers no guarantee in regards to adequate snowfall accumulations, so 1957, after several lean snow years, the Whitney Ski Area decided to invest in snowmaking equipment to ensure visitors would continue to enjoy their visit to the slopes. Not long after this, a marketing decision was made to rename the area Black Mountain Ski Area nh. The 1960’s were filled with great excitement as a new base lodge was constructed, the first chairlift was installed, and more terrain was opened for all to enjoy. In 1995, yet another change occurred at Black Mountain Ski Area, when the Fichera family purchased the facility. They have been operating this gem of a ski area ever since and continue to maintain the long-standing tradition that Black Mountain Ski Area nh has been known for since its inception, and that’s to provide a family-affordable ski area.

On the Slopes

  • Black Mountain Ski Area in New Hampshire has skiable terrain to match all skill levels. There is even a dedicated beginner area complete with a surface lift and wide open trails known as Moody’s Run and Whitney’s Hill. Snowmaking covers 98% of the total 45 runs, and you can find a great ride on trails such as White Knuckle, Juniper, and the Big Dipper.
  • The ski and snowboard team of instructors has lessons that are suited to all age groups. There are lots of programs tailored to raising your ability level. There is the popular Learn to Ski or Snowboard Programs, Tot Package for ages 3 to 5, the 3 Lesson Package, plus group, private and even semi-private lessons are available.

Off the Slopes

  • Need a break from the slopes or a place for après ski at Black Mountain Ski Area, the Lostbo Pub in the base lodge along with the cafeteria is the place where friends meet.
  • Black Mountain Ski Area nh features a complete line of ski and snowboard rentals along with a small retail experience, all located in the base lodge.
  • Off-mountain activities are found throughout the community of Jackson along with North Conway that is only 9mi/15km to the south. Fun can be had snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling and tax-free shopping.
  • Lodging, shopping, and an enjoyable dining experience can be found throughout the community of Jackson, NH, where they are many cozy Inn’s to relax after an amazing day on the slopes. The alternative is North Conway, NH, where you can find all types of lodging, dining choices including pub style, fast food, local family restaurants and fine dining. Visit the Helpful Links below for more info.

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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1100 ft / 335 m

Base Elevation:
1250 ft / 381 m

Summit Elevation:
2350 ft / 716 m

Skiable Area:
143 acres

Average Snowfall:
120 in / 305 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 45

Beginner: 17 (38%)

Intermediate: 13 (29%)

Advanced: 11 (24%)

Expert: 4 (9%)

Terrain Parks: 0

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: No


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: No

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Portland ME, 76mi / 123km

Nearest Major City:
Conway NH, 18mi / 29km

Nearest Town/City:
Jackson NH, 2mi / 4km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: NA

Direct Phone: 603-383-4490

Snow Phone: 603-383-4490

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 2 to Apr 1

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm; Sat-Sun-Holidays 8:30am-4:00pm: See website for any updates.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 5

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0


Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 0

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 0

Triples: 1

Doubles: 1

Surface Lifts: 3


Mountainside: No

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Portland Intl Jetport  (PWM)
Distance: 76 mi / 123 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Manchester Boston Regional Airport  (MHT)
Distance: 124 mi / 200 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Burlington Intl Airport  (BTV)
Distance: 151 mi / 243 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Jackson, NH Lodging

More Helpful Links

North Conway Guide

Christmas Farm Inn

Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club