Know the mountain

by: styerj - Mar 8, 2011

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 0
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: Advanced terrain on many parts of Loon

    Cons: Knowledge of Loon required to find best terrain on any given day

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2011

Full review

Have skied Loon for years so I know the mountain and would like to help others who are considering a trip to Loon. There are many locations across the area where good trails with good conditions can be found on any given day or time of day. Many trails are wonderful old-style New England trails, winding around the woods and natural contours of the mountain. But not all trails start at the top of the mountain so you must know how to get to what you want. I suggest that skiers new to Loon make sure to use the trails maps and move around the mountain to find all the great skiing. This sounds obvious, but it can greatly enhance the experience at Loon, especially if for example, you are looking for bumps. The best bump runs are not obvious from the peaks, and the glades are easlily missed, but both are worth finding if you have that level of skill. If it's windy, move to another peak that is more protected. If it's crowded, try another peak or lift. Eat off peak time, and avoid waits at the gondola. Come early, but plan to ski after 2:00 when most people are leaving or relaxing in the lodges.