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Black Mountain

 

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Trail Map
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Conditions
 
 

 

Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION

 

Portland International Jetport

 
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
 
 
 
 

 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Christmas Farm Inn & Spa 

 

 

 

Spacious guest rooms, suites and  cottages with an indoor pool, hot tub, spa and restaurant.

 

 

Extra person charges may apply 

 

$129 and up 

 

 

Nordic Village Resort

 

 

 

Resort offers a variety of accommodations from townhouses, suites, one and two-bedroom units, penthouses,and elegant Chateau units at Highland Ridge.   They have a fitness center, indoor pool and many more amenities.
 

Extra person charges may apply 

 

$125 and up 

 

 

Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club  

 

 

 

Offers 96 guest rooms and suites with outdoor heated pool and exercise room with hot tub and sauna.

 

 

Extra person charges may apply 

 

$69 and up 

 

 

       
       

 

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Dining

 

The Lostbo Pub 

 

Thompson House Eatery

 

Shovel Handle Pub

  • Additional dining options available in Jackson, New Hampshire.

 

 

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Black Mountain
Description:

Black Mountain is the oldest ski area in New Hampshire. It embodies the tranquility and beauty of classic New England skiing with a new "Lostbo Pub" in its rustic lodge for apres ski enjoyment. Providing a great value in lift ticket prices (Black's Family Passport was rated "Best Bargain" two years in a row by SKI Magazine), this area has plenty of ski terrain to keep every family member happy - from novice to expert trails, and from terrain parks to half-pipes.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent98%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple1
Lifts-Total number of lifts4
Trails-1-Beginner33%
Trails-2-Intermediate34%
Trails-3-Advanced8%
Trails-4-Expert only25%
Trails-5-Terrain park1
Trails-6-Half pipe1
Trails-Total44
General-Base elevation1250'
General-Vertical drop1100'
General-Total area in bounds143 acres
General-Snow making coverage140 acres
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: low prices, low crowds, low glitz, high degree of fun

Cons: in the shadow of nearby Wildcat, retro lifts and lodge

Black Mountain is one of the oldest ski areas in NH, founded 1935. The place oozes with soul and though it may be long in the tooth, it’s still got some bite. It’s extremely affordable. A family of four can ski weekends for less than $30 each per day and on the non-holiday Wednesday of my visit an afternoon lift ticket was just $15. There are some interesting and wonderfully sheltered green circle runs on the south facing lower mountain, but don't underestimate Black’s terrain. Steep little glade shots can be found all over the 1100 vertical feet of Black Mtn.  And the marked trails (~45) are diverse and quirky, including short, but very steep drops, tight corkscrew type runs, open powder fields, and lots of nooks and crannies. I spent one day there and have only superficial knowledge, but fun black diamond explorations included Carter Notch and Lostbo glades, Hanger Cliff, White Knuckle run, and the short, but scary Mr. Rew trail. When making an extended visit to the Mount Washington Valley I can recommend Black Mountain as a budget-friendly, low crowd alternative capable of entertaining every skill level in your group. It's about one mile from Jackson, one of the most beautiful old towns in northern NH and a hotbed for cross country skiing.  North Conway is ten miles to the south of Black Mtn and Wildcat ski area is ten miles to the north.

Posted

Pros: small, nice gentle trails

Cons: nothing really challenging for an expert

A super value for families. Tickets are inexpensive, and you are right in Jackson, near 4 other ski areas. Lifts are double seat chair, etc. They have horses in a corral near the cozy base lodge.