Uphill Travel Policy 2022-2023 Season.

Subject to Change at Anytime

A Surface Lift Only Ticket, Lift Ticket or Uphill Season Pass must be purchased ahead of time and displayed at all times.

Uphill route is: Lower Black Beauty to Black Beauty to Upper Black Beauty

 

  • New this year: A Surface Lift Only ticket also allows access to the Rope Tow, Platter Pull and J-Bar Surface Lifts.

  • Please remember as an uphill user, you are the guest of Black Mountain and must agree to the terms, conditions, acknowledgement of risk (NH RSA 225A) and release of liability. Access is at your own risk.

  • Please call the Resort first if you encounter any problems or need assistance, 603-383-4490.

  • A season pass, lift ticket or Surface Lift Only is required to access trails. These can be obtained within the Base Lodge during normal operating hours.

  • Skis with skins, snowshoes or split boards are required. Brakes and/or restraining straps are strongly recommended.

  • Uphill travel is only permitted during operational hours only until 4pm. No uphill travel should be started after 3:30 pm.

  • Ski Patrol clears the mountain of all guests and staff at the end of operating hours every day. If you are on the mountain at this time you will be required to ski down. Please expect to be asked to travel downhill as rapidly as you safely can.

  • Uphill travel is only permitted on designated routes, check info sign in parking lot for today’s route.

  • Travel single file, on the edge of the trail, on the best side of the trail to be seen by downhill skiers, snowboarders, snow groomers and snowmobiles.

  • You may not leave Black Mountain property to access the backcountry or property not owned by Black Mountain.

  • Overnight stays on the mountain are not permitted.

  • Downhill snowshoers must follow the designated uphill route back down the mountain. Skiers and snowboarders may travel downhill on any terrain designated open by ski patrol during operating hours. At all times, travel on trails designated as “closed” is prohibited!

  • Do not stop at high traffic areas.

  • No sleds, tubes, saucers, snowmobiles or fat tire bikers.

  • Yield to downhill traffic. Downhill traffic has right of way.

  • Dogs/pets are not permitted on the mountain at any time.

  • Ski Patrol has the right to adjust uphill access as conditions & business volume change.

  • Please respect the natural beauty of Black Mountain, pack-out whatever you bring, leave only tracks!

 

Have fun and be safe!

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Getting more people on skis, getting kids introduced to the sport, & giving people a way to relieve stress, exercise & enjoy nature is something we are absolutely on board with. This is why we partnered with @ski_the_whites in its inaugural year back in 2017, & in the years since have provided a facility & terrain for uphill skiers. As uphill touring grew in popularity, it became evident that guidelines & policies were needed to help keep staff and guests safe. It is your responsibility as a guest to educate yourself in this regard. It is a simple request that you find the policy, read the policy, & adhere to the policy. It is not up for debate, it is not up for interpretation, & applies to you - yes, even if you consider yourself a local.

Black Mt is private property; it is not public land. You do not have a right to access this mountain. Accessing the mountain is a privilege & doing so without permission is trespassing. A season pass, lift ticket, or uphill ticket is required to access the property in any way. Unfortunately, widespread disregard of our simple request to purchase an uphill ticket to access our property will very soon result in the elimination of any alpine touring or uphill travel permitted at Black.
Pretending to not see numerous, fluorescent signs that we’d prefer to not have riddling the base area and trails is unacceptable. Parking in auxiliary lots, at the inn next door, up the road in the driveways of private homes to avoid being seen is insulting and disrespectful. It is discourteous to your peers who have purchased tickets or passes. It is entitlement on display, & it is embarrassing that anyone would prefer to circumvent our policy & behave this way to avoid paying an uphill fee. This fee goes directly toward maintaining the independent, family owned business that is keeping this activity available. If "Ski Free or Die" is your mantra, this is not your playground. This is our only warning. We’d love to continue to welcome uphill travelers at our mountain, but we kindly ask that you respect & cooperate with our rules. Failure to do so will result in the revocation of uphill access for all at Black, & trespassers will be reported to police.