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Blackjack Resort
Location Bessemer Township, Michigan, United States
Nearest city Bessemer, Michigan
Coordinates 46°30′08″N 90°00′17″W / 46.5021°N 90.0046°W / 46.5021; -90.0046
Vertical 490 feet (150 m)
Top elevation 1,675 ft (511 m)
Base elevation 1,185 ft (361 m)
Skiable area 126 acres (0.51 km2)
Runs 22
Lift system 4 double chair lifts, 1 rope tow, 1 handle lift
Terrain parks Yes - 3
Snowfall 17 ft (5.2 m) annual

Blackjack Resort is a ski area located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan near Bessemer, Gogebic County. Blackjack is in an area called "Big Snow Country", so named because of the annual 200-inch (5.1 m) average snowfall, courtesy of the lake effect from Lake Superior. The area is home to several popular ski resorts such as Big Powderhorn and Indianhead Mountain.


Blackjack Mountain has 22 downhill runs across 126 skiable acres. The runs are 20% Beginner, 40% Intermediate and 40% Expert, with one double black diamond expert trail. The area is unusual in that has three terrain parks and two glade trails allowing tree skiing for both adults and children.

Amsoil Championship Snocross 2013

Blackjack Mountain hosted one of the 2013 Amsoil Championship SnoCross Races this race occurred from 12/6/13 to 12/7/13 and the race was named Northern Clearing SnoCross.

Snocross is the most exciting, fan friendly form of snowmobile racing. It combines the big-air jumps and exciting action of motocross with the crisp winter environment, providing snowbelt race fans with race action, world class athletes to cheer, and fun, family venues to visit. The action happens during a time of year and in geographic locations where it’s the premier race event of the season, on challenging, professionally designed and graded tracks.

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