New Hampshire

Loon Mountain Ski Resort

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Overview

Loon Mountain ski resort is located in Lincoln, New Hampshire, within the scenic White Mountain National Forest. The ski area is within a two-hour drive of Boston and Manchester and a four-hour drive from Providence.

The ski area is known for being an excellent family destination and provides visitors with an easily accessible mountain that contains spectacular scenery and year-round activities. Popular on-mountain summer activities and events include the Aerial Forest Adventure Park, gondola rides, bike rentals, zipline adventures and the New Hampshire Highland Games.

Where Loon Mountain Ski Resort Located?

Loon Mountain Ski Resort is about a two-hour drive from Boston, which is serviced by Boston Logan Airport (BOS). Manchester, New Hampshire, is about an hour and a half from the ski resort, and it is serviced by the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT). You can rent a car or take advantage of bus pooling.

Transportation

Accommodations for over 14,000 in the Loon region ranging from budget motels to luxury homes and everything in between.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • The Sunny Day Diner is located in a retro building with counter seating and no-nonsense breakfast fare. US-3 & Connector Road, Lincoln, NH 03251

Lunch

  • If you’re looking for an easygoing lunch spot with great burgers, then a stop at Black Mtn. Burger Co. is a must. 264 Main Street, Lincoln, NH 03251

Dinner

  • For an unforgettable evening, reserve a spot aboard the Café Lafayette Dinner Train. Located in 1950s restored train cars, you’ll get a five-course meal and scenic views throughout this two-hour event. 3 Crossing at Riverplace, North Woodstock, NH 03262

Après/Nightlife

  • The Woodstock Inn allows you to visit four different pubs within a single location. Sample their beers while listening to some live music. 135 Main Street, North Woodstock, NH 03262

Terrain

Terrain

Loon Mountain ski resort offers a rare combination of convenience, spectacular beauty and adventure. It offers skiers and boarders 61 trails and 8 tree-skiing areas that wind down 2,100 vertical feet spread across 370 exhilarating acres of skiable terrain. Loon is home to six award-winning terrain parks that benefit from constant upkeep from the park crew. This includes two parks just for kids: Lil’ Stash and Burton Riglet Park. Loon's Superpipe is 425 feet long with 18-foot walls – and it’s the only Superpipe in New Hampshire. Cross-country skiers and snowshoers have access to 20 kilometers of trails that run along the Pemigewasset River.

Loon Mountain has 11 lifts, including a 4-person gondola, which serves its 3 peaks. The summit elevation tops out at 3,050 feet (with a base of 950 feet) and sees an average annual snowfall of 160 inches bolstered by snowmaking on 99% of trails (322 acres). The trail stats are 20% beginner, 60% intermediate and 20% advanced. The longest trail is Upper and Lower Bear Claw, which is two and half miles long. Night skiing is available until 7:00 pm on most days.

Inside Scoop

The resort was envisioned in 1960 during construction of the Kancamagus Highway when Sherman Adams, former New Hampshire governor, saw more than just a road but the opportunity to build a great ski resort and mountain destination.

During the day or night, head to Little Sister Trail, and take advantage of lift-served snow tubing. Loon Mountain has a ski and snowboard school for visitors of all levels. There are children’s camps for kids three and up, and women-specific programs.

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

46"
29"
19"
10"
0"
0"
Nov
11"
Dec
33"
Jan
38"
Feb
8"
Mar
15"
Apr

Total Lifts: 10

1
Gondolas & Trams
1
Eight Person Lifts
2
High Speed Quads
1
Quad Chairs
1
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

3050'
Summit
2100'
Vertical Drop
950'
Base

Important Dates

December 03, 20212021/12/03
Projected Opening
April 17, 20222022/04/17
Projected Closing
144
Projected Days Open
149
Days Open Last Year
55
Years Open
160"
Average Snowfall
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