Among the reasons to ski Loon are the most snowmaking in NH, the most lodging
options in the skiers’ town of Lincoln, and three unique mountain peaks to ski.
Loon is NH's second largest ski resort, with Bretton
Woods being the biggest. With over 370 acres spread across three peaks
served by 12 lifts, Loon has lots to offer skiers and riders from long groomed
boulevards, to tight tree lined trails that twist and turn down the mountain,
and several edgy terrain parks.
base to peak gondola is one of NH's best ski lifts getting you almost the full
2,000 vertical, with beautiful White Mountain views during your swift ascent to
classic trails like Flying Fox, Picked Rock and Bear Claw. Loon's highest skiing
on North Peak at 3,050’ provides great scenes of Mount Washington and wide wild
runs like Flume and Walking Boss. South Peak which joined Loon's trail count in
2008 is closest to the village of Lincoln. Here skiers find a half dozen long
blue and black diamond runs served by a swift quad and a connector lift back to
the Loon Peak.
Loon Mountain resort has three base areas, the Octagon Lodge is where you will
find Loon's gondola, ski services, a ski shop, the Adventure Center for zip
lining, après ski at Paul Bunyan's, snow tubing and the best on mountain lodging
at The Mountain Club at Loon, just steps from first gondi. Governor's Pavilion
is the next base, the Kancamagus quad emanates from here, and in the Governors
Lodge is Babe the Blue Ox Lounge upstairs. The South Peak base is the newest-
where you will find The Lincoln Express Quad, Pemigewasset Base Camp yurt,
Loon's Lincoln Peak village, this will be the new home to Loon's Children's
Center with lessons and magic carpet, and a new Day Lodge.
is a popular place, with its proximity to I93 and the plethora of condos in
Lincoln, so it does get busy on weekends - particularly with lines at the
Gondola. On the positive side, there is plenty to do at Loon and in Lincoln and
Woodstock, lots of great restaurants like Common man, Gypsy, Woodstock Brewpub,
shopping at The Inn at Mills Falls and ski shops like Lahouts, Lincoln even has
a movie theatre.
The best place to stay is The Mountain Club at Loon’s base, which has a
fantastic Black Diamond restaurant and an outdoor heated pool and hot tub right
on the slopes. In 2012, The Mountain Club at Loon underwent a $9 million
facelift, so not only is it the most convenient place to stay - but also now the
most up to date with a beautiful Spa.