Black Mountain - Rumford, Maine
Rumford, Maine's Black Mountain ski area on Route 2 combines good terrain, quality views, and resort amenities with a small, quaint, and friendly family-focused atmosphere. Plus, if the price of slope side property in Maine has you counting your pennies, consider some of the great deals on Maine real estate that are within a 10 minute drive to lesser known ski areas such as Black Mountain.
Smaller than many of its surrounding ski resort neighbors, with a vertical drop of 1,150 feet, 20 trails, and five lifts, Black Mountain is still a skier's paradise, offering a relaxed, peaceful, and enjoyable experience with less rush and busyness, with expert snowmaking and grooming to maximize your skiing experience.
Situated in the heart of Longfellow's mountain range and operated by Maine Winter Sports Center, Black Mountain ski area offers something for everyone in your family or party, for all ages, skill levels, and tastes including beginner ski trails, advanced ski trails, a summit triple chair lift for several of Black's great runs, cross-country trails across 17 kilometers of well-groomed terrain, a Touring Center, and five tubing chutes at The Edge tubing park. In addition, you can try your hand at snowboarding and snowshoeing. It's the perfect family-friendly, old-fashioned-meets-modern outdoor winter activity paradise.
Black Mountain ski area offers 20 different trails to choose from, including four beginner trails, such as the gentle and roomy Milk Run, which is serviced by its very own double chair lift, 10 intermediate trails, and six more difficult trails, as well as a great terrain park with a 300-foot half pipe.
Looking for a little break from your day on the slopes at Black Mountain? Visit the popular Last Run Lounge, a rustic yet modern post and beam lodge complete with two cozy warm fireplaces, and a ski shop which offers full-service rentals as well as gifts and retail items.
Black Mountain ski area also offers ski lessons for children and beginners as well as more advanced skiers who'd like to improve, as well as full outdoor lighting for those brave enough to try nighttime skiing and tubing fun. It's also well-known as the first smoke-free ski area in all of the U.S.
Black Mountain boasts very affordable skiing fun for the whole family every day. The affordability combined with great skiing and other winter activities as well as the great service and quaint, family-focused environment makes Black Mountain ski area a first choice for many as their ski vacation destination.
Consider Black Mountain ski area for your next couple's, family, or even group ski vacation. Further, if you're looking to buy Maine vacation property near a ski resort or recreation area, consider the many affordable real estate options in Rumford and the smaller surrounding towns.
For more information about this little bit of ski heaven in Maine visit www.skiblackmtnofme.org/.