Drawing upon more than 100 years of skiing, historic Black Mountain Ski Resort in Rumford, Maine is all about families; as ‘The Home of the $15 Ticket” and $150 season passes, Black Mountain aims to be a family-affordable ski resort that recreational skiers of all ages can enjoy. We welcome families to make their own memories and develop a lifelong love of winter sports.

One of the things that makes Black Mountain Ski Resort so special is its connection to Maine’s rich skiing history and its efforts to continue that history. Our ski school, Alpine Race Program, and Cross-Country Program guide first timers and aspiring Olympians alike.

Our Nordic trails routinely host high school and collegiate races, as well as national championships. The alpine trails see events all winter long including races, snowmobile hill climbs and free ski nights.

In addition to Black Mountain’s family-affordable season pass ($150) and lift ticket prices ($15 for the whole day, no matter when you show up), Maine children in kindergarten through second grade receive free season passes and Super Seniors (75 and older) ski free. Through the Need-to-Ski Program, free season passes are available to many River Valley children who would not be able to afford the opportunity otherwise.

Black Mountain Ski Resort has a 1,380-foot vertical drop and is lit top to bottom for night skiing. Black Mountain offers 25 trails, including several glades, with over 70 percent snowmaking coverage. These trails are served by a novice double chair and an advanced triple lift. Black Mountain is constantly making changes to improve the skiers’ experience including creating new trails, upgrading snowmaking capabilities, and much more.

Located on the Lower Rapid Trail, our terrain park is lift-served and is packed with hits, jumps and other fun features. The Novice Area and the Moose Run beginner area are great places to learn and play for skiers of any age and ability level.

With so much to offer, you’d expect big resort prices, but not at Black Mountain. Lift tickets are just $15 for a full day of skiing and season passes are only $150. Our goal is to bring families into the sport; we strive to make a day of on-snow fun truly affordable.

Since opening, Black Mountain Ski Resort has been making history, and we invite your family to make history with us this season. For more information about our programs and events, please visit www.skiblackmountain.org or call 207-364-8977.

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