UPDATE: Black Mountain, days after saying it would close, announced a plan to open for this season.
Black Mountain, a historic, family-owned ski area located in Jackson, N.H., will not open for the 2023-24 season due to what owners called “circumstances beyond our control.”
“It is with sadness that we share that Black Mountain ski area will not open for the 2023-2024 season,” the Fichera family wrote in an email sent Tuesday morning. “To all of our past and present team members, all season pass holders and guests, extended family and friends – thank you for your support over the years, we will miss you.”
The Ficheras listed soaring energy costs, unpredictable weather, and extreme staffing shortages as circumstances that turned out to be too large to overcome for the upcoming winter.