Loon Mountain Ski Resort, New Hampshire

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Loon Mountain Ski Resort in New Hampshire and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 2100ft/640m, total trails 61, closest airport 99mi/160km, and more. Loon Mountain Ski Resort is located near Lincoln in the southwest portion of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest and situated along the Kancamagus Highway, a 35mi/56km stretch of roadway that connects […]

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Loon Mountain Ski Resort in New Hampshire and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 2100ft/640m, total trails 61, closest airport 99mi/160km, and more.

Loon Mountain Ski Resort is located near Lincoln in the southwest portion of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest and situated along the Kancamagus Highway, a 35mi/56km stretch of roadway that connects the town of Lincoln and Conway.

The town of Lincoln, which is located 3m/5km from the mountain, was once a thriving mill town but due to dramatic changes at the mill, was on the verge of collapse and needed another avenue to employ its citizens. With interest in alpine skiing exploding, Sherman Adams the former Governor of NH; long-time resident of Lincoln, and an avid skier had a vision of creating a ski resort to create jobs and bring visitors into the local community.

After searching for the ideal location, Mr. Adams dream of opening a resort was finally realized on December 27, 1966, when Loon Mountain Ski Resort opened to the public with 12 trails, a four-person gondola, and two double chairlifts.

The ski resort enjoyed immediate success, and just in time for the 1967-68 season, a 45 room hotel, complete with a restaurant and an indoor pool, was constructed adjacent to the base area. The next year, snowmaking equipment covering a modest 23 acres was installed to ensure a great customer experience by protecting the slopes from lack of snow.

Growth and development of this incredible gem of a ski resort have occurred since 1966, including several new ownership groups, skiing on three mountain peaks; Loon, North, and South and snowmaking, that cover’s 99% or 322 acres of terrain.

Loon Mountain Ski Resort has three base area lodges, Octagon, Governor Adams and Pemigewasset Base Camp and has earned a reputation that extends well beyond state borders as a family-friendly place with diverse terrain.


On the Slopes

  • Loon Mountain Ski Resort seamlessly connects you to all three base areas and peaks. One option to get to and from the various base areas is to take the J.E. Henry Railway, which is an actual train that shuttles skiers, snowboarders, and visitors between the base areas of Octagon Lodge, and Governor Adams Lodge.
  • Loon Mountain Ski Resort has six Terrain Parks and two Pipes just waiting for you. The Signature Park service’s the intermediate to advanced rider and has approximately 23 jibs, 9 jumps, and 3 snow features. The ski resort also features a mini-pipe and New Hampshire’s only 18-ft super-pipe.
  • Loon Mountain Ski Resort Snow School has an extensive list of lessons, camps, and clinics for all ages. Kid’s lessons, Group lessons and Learn to Ski and Ride along with Women’s Performance Ski Camps, which continue to be popular. There is even a Park and Pipe Camp.
  • At Loon you’ll find many options for on-mountain dining that include the Hearthside Café, Cornerside Café, Waffle Cabin, Summit Café, Babe’s Blue Ox Lounge, and the home of après at Loon, the Paul Bunyan Room. Also, don’t forget to swing by Loon Mountain Sports for all of your equipment needs along with logo wear.
  • Loon Mountain Ski Resort provides a convenient daycare facility with fully trained staff who are committed to providing an interesting day for children ages six weeks to six years with giant playrooms, arts, crafts and other fun activities. Call 1-800-229-5666 for more info.

Off the Slopes

  • On Loon Mountain you can find ski-in, ski-out lodging at The Mountain Club located at the Octagon Lodge Base Area. Make sure to relax after a day on the slopes in a studio unit or suite before heading to the Black Diamond Pub or Seasons Restaurant.
  • Nearby shopping, dining, and lodging are available in the town of Lincoln, NH. The Riverwalk, Comfort Inn, Riverbank Motel, South Peak Resort, Lodge at Lincoln Station, Inn Season Resorts are just a few of the choices available.
  • The Loon Mountain Adventure Center is available for those who need a day away from the slopes or for those who love being outdoors. A great family activity is snow tubing near the Octagon Lodge Base Area. The list continues with snowshoeing, both guided or on your own, Cross-Country skiing, a Zipline, Ice Skating (rentals are available), and even an Indoor Climbing Wall.
  • Loon Mountain Ski Resort is pleased to offer a FREE shuttle service from the Octagon Lodge and the Governors Adams Lodge base areas to various local lodging properties throughout the local area.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
2100 ft / 640 m

Base Elevation:
950 ft / 290 m

Summit Elevation:
3050 ft / 930 m

Skiable Area:
370 acres

Average Snowfall:
160 in / 407 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 61

Beginner: 12 (20%)

Intermediate: 37 (60%)

Advanced: 11 (18%)

Expert: 1 (2%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 8

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: Yes

Half Pipe: Yes

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Manchester NH, 91mi / 147km

Nearest Major City:
Concord NH, 66mi / 106km

Nearest Town/City:
Lincoln NH, 3mi / 5km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 16 to Apr 14

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thu, 9:00am to 4:00pm : Fri-Sun & Holidays, 8:00am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 11

Gondolas: 1

Express Quad Chairs: 3

Quad Chairs: 1

Triple Chairs: 1

Double Chairs: 3

Surface Lifts: 2

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Manchester Boston Regional Airport  (MHT)
Distance: 91 mi / 147 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Portland Intl Jetport  (PWM)
Distance: 99 mi / 160 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Burlington Intl Airport  (BTV)
Distance: 103 mi / 166 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-229-5666

Direct Phone: 603-745-8111

Snow Phone: 603-745-8111

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Dining & Apres