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Black Mountain

Black Mountain Ski Resort Guide

Black Mountain, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift730m
Resort Height380m
 Nearest AirportsAsheville and Greenville
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Black Mountain

A traditional New England ski resort with a variety of terrain and affordable prices. Warm family atmosphere.


The American ski resort of Black Mountain is at an altitude of 380m.

Black Mountain has direct access to 40 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Black Mountain?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Black Mountain.

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Ski Area Stats

Black Mountain Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Black Mountain Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift730m
Lowest Piste400m
Resort Altitude (Black Mountain)380m
Max Vertical350m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Black Mountain
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Black Mountain Overview

Black Mountain is a traditional New England ski resort with a variety of terrain and affordable prices. It has a long history, with skiing beginning here on Whitneys' Slope as far back as 1935, making it the oldest ski resort in New Hampshire. The resort has a warm, family atmosphere and is located in the heart of the Mt. Washington Valley, the most popular of New England's resort areas

The local country village of Jackson has picturesque New England charm that hits you as soon as you enter the old red covered bridge. The snow-covered village green is surrounded by country inns with spectacular views of the Presidential mountain range all around.

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Mr Rew'.


Black Mountain has a compact ski area crammed with 40 ski runs served by two chairlifts (A triple and a double) and two surface tows. Almost all of the terrain has snowmaking cover.

The terrain is divided equally in to beginner, intermediate and expert runs. Beginners have their own area at the base of the lifts and lift but can progress on to long easy trails like Sugarbush and Black Beauty further up the mountain.

Intermediate runs are largely concentrated to the right of the East Bowl Triple and include classic long cruisers like Galloping Goose (below the steep upper section) as well as the Sugar Glades.

Experts can test their skills on the super steep Mr. Rew or the winding narrows of Upper Galloping Goose. They can also check out the Lostbo Glades, the Black Forest Glade or Carter Notch for some of the finest tree skiing in the East.

Throughout the season events are organised including skiing around obstacle courses, family fun races, timed competitions and telemark clinics.

More the 150km of cross country ski trails can be accessed at the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation.

Black Mountain offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Snowboarders have a half pipe and two terrain parks to enjoy with snowboard competitions staged throughout the season.

Boarders will enjoy the varied terrain and glades, with runs suitable for all abilities and plenty of natural hits to be found on the edges of the trails.

Location and Map

Where is Black Mountain?

This ski resort is in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Black Mountain is Asheville, 39 minutes drive away.

Greenville, Tri-Cities Regional, Charlotte Douglas and Knoxville airports are all within three hours drive.

Asheville is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 3,700 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 50 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Black Mountain open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Black Mountain, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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Aprés Ski

Apres action is centred on the Lostbo pub, one of the best on mountain après spots in the Mount Washington Valley.

There are plenty of places for a quiet drink in nearby Jackson and the surrounding Mt Washington Valley. Serious apres skiers will take a trip to the Woodstock Inn, home to the Woodstock Station (the town's original train station, now attached to the rear of the main inn) which serves a casual 148-item menu for lunch and dinner. Variety, hearty portions, and nightly entertainment have turned the Station into the locals' hot spot.

As if that's not enough, the Woodstock Inn Brewery is also on-premises. The seven-barrel brewing system offers six freshly brewed ales at all times. The attached Brewpub is a cosy room where locals and travellers socialize over pints, often watching the brewers at work perfecting their handcrafted ales, porters, and stouts.

Black Mountain