Loon Mountain

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The Loon Mountain Resort provides guests with winter activities like alpine skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and snowshoeing. It has become the most popular ski destination in New Hampshire, thanks to constant development since opening in the 1960s. The mountain also boasts the 10th largest vertical drop in the New England region.

The facility sits east of Lincoln, and long-distance motorists will find Interstate 93 takes them straight through the town. New Hampshire State Highway 112 takes vehicles to the resort. The Manchester - Boston Regional Airport is the closest airfield, but Boston's Logan International Airport is larger.

The Loon's Big Vertical

The Loon Mountain Resort is home to three peaks, with a base that rests at 950 feet. North Peak's summit of 3.050 feet creates potentials down a 2,100-foot vertical drop (10th largest in New England, 3rd largest in New Hampshire). Guest who are into cross country skiing and snowshoeing have almost 12.5 miles of designated trails to explore in addition to the 28 miles of alpine skiing and riding trails here. The longest run at the ski area is Upper & Lower Bear Claw at 2.5 miles in length.

On-mountain amenities include drinks, food, and shelter at either Boyle's Break House or the Summit Cafe. Snowtubing is available at the Loon Mountain Resort, with the tubing area equipped with a lift and lights for nighttime fun. The all-season venue is busy in the winter months with its Ski & Snowboard School's private lessons, which fill quickly. Guests looking for something different can zipline 700 feet across the Pemigewasset River (yes, it is open during the winter) or participate in events hosted by the Loon Mountain Resort like its Oktoberfest, Golden Gala, and '80s Day.

There is a Reason People Flock Here

The peaks at the Loon Mountain Resort receive around 160 inches of snowfall on average each year. About 99-percent of the 370 skiable acres have snowmaking capabilities, helping to enhance or maintain the snow that nature drops on those 322 acres. Its consistent skiing conditions are one of the main attractions for guests coming to the winter venue.

There are eight different tree skiing areas at the Loon Mountain Resort, providing terrain challenges for all. Over 60 named runs create an alpine sport adventure for skiers and snowboarders alike, with nearly 60-percent of the mountain rating blue for ski bums with some experience. The rest of the terrain divides evenly between green-rated runs for beginners and advanced terrain with a black diamond rating.

While there is plenty to keep visitors happy with downhill runs, the Loon Mountain Resort also offers six terrain parks for guests to explore. Those include two parks geared towards kids, allowing them to get a feel for working features in a proper setting. It is also home to New Hampshire's only super-pipe, featuring 18-foot walls and a length of 425 feet. The Loon Mountain Resort has 11 lifts for moving guests, including a gondola, several chairs, a D-line, and two carpets.

Loon Mountain Snow forecast

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Facts about Loon Mountain

Number of slopes:61
Easiest Green slopes:20%
Intermediate Blue slopes:60%
Advanced Black slopes:17%
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:3%

Lifts (Total: 10)
Gondola lift:1
Chair lifts:7
Platter lift:2
Lift capacity:  12315 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Loon Mountain Vertical drop
Highest Point: 3048 ft
Vertical drop: 2100 ft
Base Point: 948 ft

Country: USA
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Driving time: 2 hours, 15 minutes (104 miles)
Distance: 80 miles