Black Mountain (NH) Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 13 Beginner
  • 14 Intermediate
  • 10 Advanced
  • 3 Expert
Black Mountain with an elevation of 2,350’ has 45 trails, 5 lifts, and 1,100’ vertical drop. With terrain for all abilities, from meandering groomed beginner trails to natural glades and 50 degree double black diamonds. Black Mountain is a ski area the whole family can enjoy. Call to reserve a snow cat ride for Saturday, Sunday and Holiday evenings. ... Family owned and operated, Black offers the best value in the Mount Washington Valley. Sunny southern exposure and protection from wind makes Black Mountain a favorite for families. For a great day on the slopes come and enjoy Black Mountain this winter! Read more

Black Mountain (NH) Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Black Mountain (NH) Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 5

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 45

Weekend Hours


Black Mountain (NH) Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,250 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

1,100 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

2,350 ft

Black Mountain (NH) Ski Pictures and Photos

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Black Mountain (NH) Trail Map

Black Mountain (NH) Reviews & Tips (32)

We were there on Sunday. The first of a 4 days / 4 mountains trip in NH. With a 50% closed montain, hard to stay there more than a few hours without doing always the same slopes... Later in our trip, other mountains where still great. Great staff but poor conditions on those south oriented slopes.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Mar 10 2016 - 06:18 AM
Claude Intermediate Skier
We skied here on 1/23/16. I have skied at Black Mountain about 10 times over the past 25 years. It is a great family mountain but was not impressed with the conditions this weekend. There was an inch of snow over a slate of ice. I would describe it as a water pipe burst and flooded the mountain before they started making snow. I know it was a late start to the season with the warm December, but the mountain was only 1/2 open. 1 triple lift running 3/4 to top. Double to summit not operating. It was a very cold week and weekend - I was shocked there was no snowmaking going on Saturday. Temps were in the teens with clouds - no reason to not be making snow - especially on the trails not opened yet at the summit and below the double lift. I would recommend spending a few more $$$ and going to another mountain.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Jan 25 2016 - 04:49 PM
Mike Beginner Skier
Mt directly faces south. Lots of nice warm rays on a sunny day. Great destination in March. Plenty of terrain for all abilities. Even beginners have lovely winding trails on which one can meander down the mountain.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Mar 03 2015 - 05:44 PM
David Advanced Snowboarder
As many have sad Black Mt in NH is a real gem and a nice throwback to simple New England Skiing. It is not the biggest, or the most challenging, but it is a fun little mountain with a laid back vibe, good people, amazing prices and a nice mix of trails.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Mar 02 2015 - 09:33 AM
Chris Advanced Snowboarder
Black is a hidden gem. Real New England skiing. Can't imagine a trip to the MWV without spending at least a day at Black. Super nice folks, very reasonable pricing. Great skiing for all levels. But if you felt the need to buy an expensive ski outfit I think you're better off staying at Okemo.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Feb 15 2015 - 10:22 AM
Chris Advanced Skier
Ok first time here last weekend : Pros: parking price-amazing nice trails well groomed no liftlines no one on the runs at all! narrow classic new england trails great apres bar and inn Cons: Slow lifts (not a big deal if it is above 0) bottom line-this is a classic mom and pop ski resort I love this place will def be back once or twice a season but be warned make sure they have had a good amount of natural snow fall not an early season or late season spot but hit it right and you will have fun especially if you are a beginner -I have read other posts about no beginner terrain, I am not sure what level they are talking about but I find the whole mountain except for the trees to be very easy and mellow but still fun I was with a green circle skier and they had fun
Black Mountain (NH) review written Feb 11 2015 - 07:36 AM
Mike Buckley Advanced Skier
I come from the Mid Atlantic, where ski resorts feel more like Disney World (with 30+ minute lift lines and 10 dollar cheeseburgers) and I never really understood why skiing was fun. Black Mountain is fun, relaxing, laid back, and so friendly. There are no lift lines ever. Ski down the mountain and get directly onto a chair! Because there is never a crowd, you never feel like you are weaving through traffic on the interstate. Your ski feels more like cruising down a beautiful country road. There were some runs where I only saw one other person the whole time. People said hello to one another, and offered help when you fall. For the first time, skiing actually felt like a vacation, and I didnt even break the bank! It is a small place, but it doesnt need to be big.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Jan 14 2015 - 10:41 AM
Gretchen Beginner Skier
My 7 yr old and I are just barely intermediate skiers, but this place was AWESOME. I was concerned based on some of the reviews, but had a great experience. Maybe it was just a good day, I don't know. Bottom line is that there is PLENTY here for all types of skiiers. If it's your first time ever skiing, it might not be the best place to go, but there is a ton of different terrain here for all levels. Loved it - and it's a great value. Would definitely go back again.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Mar 10 2014 - 02:42 PM
Tim Intermediate Skier
Just want to Black this weekend. The conditions were surprisingly good considering the rain and warm temps. We stayed at the Whitney's Inn that shares a parking lot with Black. Great inn with an amazing pub the Shovel Handle that has entertainment every night and great food. The only way to the top of Black is an old (circa 1968 according to the lift attendant) double chair. There are some interesting trails that are old-school narrow and wind through the woods. None of the diamond trails were open. The blues were well groomed and well covered. You should try Black at least once. It's not for everyone but I can understand why lots of people love this place.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Jan 20 2014 - 05:46 AM
Ken Intermediate Skier
Skied 12/27 with my family. Was very dissappointed only one lift was running consistantly and it served blue & black runs only the 2nd lift was intermittant because of control system problems, served the same blue trails The only green trail access was the rope tow, neither the J-Bar or Pomma lift were working. Trail cover was thin at best, but none of the snowmaking sytems were running? (temps were in the low 20's) Had to ask twice for food menues in the pub @ 1:00, waitress never even came to our table. With so many other good mountains around, I'll not waste my time there again.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Dec 30 2013 - 06:56 AM
Brant Advanced Skier
3 generations of our family has skied and loved Black Mt in beautiful Jackson, NH for over 75 years. It is a great place to learn, and enjoy the winding, old fashioned trails. It is fun for kids and families with all levels of skiers. Snow making has improved over the years. Black is an affordable place to ski and fun on a sunny winter day, very picturesque, no lift lines, friendly staff, good entertainment and pubs. What else do you need? We'll be back!
Black Mountain (NH) review written Dec 18 2013 - 10:41 AM
Heather Advanced Skier
By far one of the best mountains in nh for challenging terrain, no lift lines, awesome glades and best of all the one and only Lostbo a steep and gnarly trail just waiting to be attempted
Black Mountain (NH) review written Dec 01 2013 - 07:16 AM
karl Advanced Skier
Did you know that Black Mt. was the first Mt. to open for Skiing, it is indeed the oldest Mt. in NH. It is a fun place, not that big, not really small but if you want to just work out the rust in your skies/legs, and fly, thats where to go for the day, prices at awsome for Black, and they do have some challenging trails.. If your just learning to ski stay with Pats Peak or Mt. Sunapee in NH, one of the best learning mts. to learn how to ski and have fun. If you never been to Black give it a try, I have and I usually go back there on Tuesday onece a year, its a ritual. Have fun and enjoy the oldest Mountain in NH, Black Mt. Batman
Black Mountain (NH) review written Feb 11 2013 - 04:00 AM
Batman Advanced Skier
Bought tickets for my sons who were entirely disappointed. The site claims 3-4 lifts were open and only 1 was and a good portion of the mountain wasnt being used as well. A rip off to say the least. Never buy tickets online with out calling and checking that morning.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Jan 09 2013 - 12:46 PM
dave johnson Beginner Skier
For the price you can't be it, the few trails that where open where well groom...I would go again with the family.....
Black Mountain (NH) review written Dec 28 2012 - 06:08 PM
Roberto tejada Intermediate Skier
In Brief: Fun place for an expert skier to go with family and/or friends who are learning to ski. The Details: My family and I travelled to Black Mountain this past weekend. I hadn't been there in 20 years; since Black is a "family mountain", and I generally prefer more of a challenge. Well, now I have a family; so I thought it would be a great place to bring my 6 year old daughter. It was a good move: she loved the place. My wife, who is an intermediate skier, also loved Black Mountain. She liked that she could ski all over the mountain. The expert trails challenged her, yet were short enough so that it didn't take her all day to get down one of them. Black has old-school feel to it. The trails are short but fun, with a classic New England style. The atmosphere is distinctively laid back, which made for stark (and welcome) contrast to the southern VT resort we usually visit. We will be "back to Black" next year. (One last note: We stayed at the excellent Christmas Farm Inn, which is just a few minutes down the road from Black Mountain.)
Black Mountain (NH) review written Feb 29 2012 - 03:42 PM
John B & Family Advanced Skier
Black Mountain is small, and the people were very friendly..there was a lift operater who was th emost entertaining lift operator I have encountered in 20 years, The grooming isn't the best, and it was pretty bumpy after a snowfall...
Black Mountain (NH) review written Feb 27 2012 - 04:20 PM
JuLee Advanced Skier
I make it a point to ski Black with my young kids because I want them to learn to ski the right way, so they can enjoy the sport their whole lives with confidence in their ability. No false expectations regarding what the sport is really all about. This is truely 'classic' New England skiing. The folks who run it are down to earth and super nice. You can't beat the price either. Seeing the horses by the base lodge adds so nicely to the experience. It would be shame to come to the valley and not have a Black mountain experience. My advice to George above- stick to Killington.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Feb 17 2012 - 02:29 PM
ChrisT Advanced Skier
Great Deal. No lines,no waiting,plenty of snow,nice exposure to the sun.Very relaxing day.Lift operators make you feel welcome.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Feb 07 2012 - 06:24 AM
Glenn Intermediate Skier
Black is a classic ski area that actually has TRAILS, not giant boulevards of man made snow! It has character, low to no crowding, and an excellent atmosphere. You can scarecely find a better value either, even without a liftopia discount, the family 4 pack tickets is tough to beat! I drive 447 miles to ski there, yup, 18 hours of driving for 12 hours skiing in a weekend.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Jan 26 2012 - 08:58 AM
Patrick Advanced Skier
Black is our favorite place to ski. This mountain is laid-back family oriented New England skiing at its finest. No crowds; although the parking lot is always full, no hot-shots, just families and people who show up to ski. The lift operators always make a point to interact with our kids each time we get on the chair, which just adds to the fun. We make the 3 hour drive several times a year to ski there.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Jan 09 2012 - 02:56 PM
Dana Intermediate Skier
Black Mountain in Jackson NH is my favorite place to go for laid back old New England ski terrain. There is never much of a crowd and the people that are there are very polite and family oriented. I have been going to Black for a couple of years now and like that it keeps it's classic feel. Great deal from
Black Mountain (NH) review written Feb 16 2011 - 02:00 PM
Rich Advanced Snowboarder
For a small mountain, it was very enjoyable. Not much to ski down from the top, but mid mountain was good.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Feb 10 2011 - 06:24 PM
Bob Advanced Skier
Black Mountain was perfect last Saturday, January 28, 2011. We arrived at 9am and skied until 3pm. Never a line on the two chairs and the trails were great for a small mountain. Snow sculpting was a bonus. The snow sculpting was slope side so it was neat to watch progress as one reloaded on the quad. Overall, a wonderful experience: Liftopia, Black Mountain, Snow Sculpting and a Tuckermans as reward.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Feb 02 2011 - 04:35 PM
sara Intermediate Skier
Black relies heavily on natural snow, and when it has it, it's fantastic. check the daily report on the Black website; as long as the trail count is 25 or more, it's well worth a visit. Best day to go is Saturday, when Wildcat, Attitash, Cranmore etc. will be crowded and skied off. It's old time New England. To those who would say there is no difficult terrain, take a stab at the Mr. Rew trail, or White Knuckle. But the real reason you visit Black is for a laid back day, low impact, low cost, no big resort stress.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Jan 31 2011 - 08:09 AM
rick b Advanced Skier
We skied there on Tuesday, January 18th. I've been skiing my whole life and have never had a day like this - there were maybe 15 other people there, it snowed all day, so we were getting fresh tracks every run, and the tickets were $18. Freaking crazy! I'll be back.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Jan 25 2011 - 05:09 PM
Tom Advanced Skier
Only two lifts were open with 13 trails (really it felt like two). But man... where there was snow it was great and NO LINES. We got in so many runs, it was a blast. Felt like when I was growing up.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Jan 10 2011 - 02:04 PM
JK Advanced Skier
I went on 1/2 thinking that there'd be at least a good amount of snow in Jackson NH. Boy was I wrong. The Liftopia deal was so good that I couldn't pass it up. In hindsight, I should've passed. When we got there, only a few trails were open and everywhere else was just grass. Only one chair lift was in operation. I can see the potential for being a decent old-school ski resort but make sure to check the condition and trail opening before you commit.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Jan 05 2011 - 08:04 AM
Dave Paek Intermediate Skier
first time at Black last weekend- lured by an incredible Liftopia deal- unfortunately I caught it during a bad thaw but I see the potential- I think the physical plant could use some upgrading- I'd return for a good deal.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Jan 05 2011 - 04:10 AM
Paul Kajencki Intermediate Skier
12/24,for the price I paid , it was a good day, old school.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Dec 28 2010 - 11:40 AM
Robert t Intermediate Skier
Went 12/24 No snow in greater N. Conway area, so few trails/lifts open. Those that were open were fine. Liftopia price made it an OK ski day. Would have felt overcharged at regular price.
Black Mountain (NH) review written Dec 27 2010 - 07:41 AM
John McHale Intermediate Skier
Black mountain is an excellent ski area that is very family oriented. The trails are great. Excellent mountain for intermediate and advanced skiers, a bit tough for new beginners unless all trails are open which they usually arent at this time of year. I love the place and it is an excellent value!
Black Mountain (NH) review written Dec 26 2010 - 03:01 PM
Jeffrey Troderman Advanced Skier

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