Loon Mountain is conveniently located right off I93 in
Lincoln NH, making it a popular choice for families. Loon is big on
terrain parks and pipes with several unique terrain parks plus a Big Air Bag
for the kids, and NH's best snowmaking for mom and dad's assurance.
Now that Loon is operated by Boyne, with sister resorts
Sunday River and
Sugarloaf, the focus is on opening first for skiing in New Hampshire
and closing last with super snowmaking power. New Englanders also benefit
from the New England Pass valid at all three ski resorts.
Loon skis and rides on three separate but interconnected peaks: North Peak, Loon Peak in the center served by the gondola, and South Peak which opened in 2008. The views from South Peak of Franconia Notch are exceptional, and the trails offers the newest terrain in New England. North Peak, the highest at 3,050', humbles the timid with tough trails like Walking Boss and Flume served by a high speed quad. Loon has some of New Hampshire's best ski trails, twisty, turning Flying Fox, super scenic Sunset from Loon Peak, and long undulating Cruiser on South Peak are all inviting and interesting runs.
Two base areas provide extensive services for families. The Gondola Base and Octagon Lodge is where you will find the Adventure Center for zip lining, après ski at Paul Bunyan's, snow tubing and the best on mountain lodging at The Mountain Club on Loon.
Loon's Children's Center with daycare and lessons and an additional Day Lodge are located at Governor's Pavilion where the Kancamagus quad originates. The South Peak base is limited to a quad chair and The Pemigewasset Base Camp yurt serving burritos, soups and sandwiches. Lincoln and Woodstock offer copious condo lodging options, shops, and restaurants from fast food to brewpubs like Woodstock Station and Common Man, to keep the family happy for a week. Our favorite place to stay is on the slopes at The Mountain Club at Loon which just received a $9 million renovation, just steps from first gondola, the outdoor heated pool and The Black Diamond Pub.
Summit Elevation: 3,050 ft.
Vertical Drop: 2,100 ft.
61 Trails and 8 Glades, 12 lifts including a high speed summit Gondola and 3 high speed quads.
Longest Trail: Bear Claw to Speakeasy 2.5 mi.
Skiable Acres: 370 acres
Summer and fall, Loon runs a zip line, bungee trampoline, gondola rides, horseback rides, mountain biking, and a climbing wall. The Loon Highland Games are a huge highlight every September.
Loon Mountain Ski Review - The Mountain Club at Loon