Loon Mountain Ski Resort, New Hampshire

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Loon Mountain Ski Resort in Lincoln, NH, and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging, and webcams. Loon Mountain Ski Resort is located 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 […]

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Loon Mountain Ski Resort in Lincoln, NH, and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging, and webcams. Loon Mountain Ski Resort is located 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 Kancamagus Highway has earned the reputation as one of the best fall foliage viewing areas in the country. Like so many other ski areas across the country that were born out of necessity, Loon Mountain Ski Resort is no different. 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 guard against any shortfalls Mother Nature may have in store and to ensure a great customer experience. Growth and development of this incredible gem of a ski resort have occurred since 1966, including several new ownership groups, skiing, and snowboarding on three mountain peaks; Loon, North, and South and snowmaking, that covers 99% or 322 acres of terrain. The resort today features three base areas, Octagon Lodge, Governor Adams Lodge and Pemigewasset Base Camp, 61 runs and 11 lifts. Loon Mountain Ski Resort has earned a reputation that extends well beyond state borders as a family-friendly place with diverse terrain and runs to suit every ability level.

On the Slopes

  • The layout of 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. Be sure check out some of Escape2ski’s favorite trails to ride, which include, Cruiser, Blue Ox, Triple Trouble and Upper Picked Rock.
  • If you are chasing the Terrain Park experience, then you’re in luck as Loon Mountain is a park enthusiast’s paradise, with 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.
  • 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 to remember your visit to Loon.
  • Their dedicated team of professional snow sports instructors is ready to help you improve your skills. Loon 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 continue to be popular. There is even a Park and Pipe Camp.
  • Loon Mountain Ski Resort provides a convenient service to parents who would like to spend some quality time enjoying the slopes. The daycare facility trained staff 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. Visit the Helpful Links section below for even more options.
  • There’s an endless list of off-mountain activities available through the Loon Mountain Adventure Center for those who need a day away from the slopes or for those who just love being outdoors in the winter. 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 on the expansive trail system, 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. Visit the Helpful Links sections below for more details.

On the Slopes

Off the Slopes

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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

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


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 17 to Apr 15

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


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 11

Gondolas: 1

Express Quad Chairs: 3

Quad Chairs: 1

Triple Chairs: 1

Double Chairs: 3

Surface Lifts: 2


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 / 147 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

Tourism Site

Ski Resort Shuttle


More Helpful Links

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Mountain Dining