Loon Mountain Park has the largest ski area in New Hampshire



Loon Mountain Park features New Hampshire's biggest skiing on 2,100 feet across three peaks. The park is able to accommodate the most experience skier or the beginner; there is a variety of terrain making the park a great place for all skiers. The park also features terrain parks a super pipe and half pipe.

The South peak of the mountain is 2,450 feet high and is the newest ski terrain in New England. This peak offers spectacular views down to Lincoln, north to Cannon Cliffs or west to Mt. Moosilauke. There are two intermediate runs on the south peak and the peak is access by the Lincoln Express Quad or the Tote Road Connection Quad.

The North Peak is the highest peak at the mountain, access to the top is via the North Peak Express Quad and once up there visitors are able to discover the Walking Boss trail, cruising trails, amazing scenery and premier skiing on fresh powder. Loon Peak is the second highest peak on the mountain offering something for everyone. There are trails for any ability such as Bear Claw trail, which is also known as the Family Ski Zone and the Summit Cafy along with the mountains gondola ride. The East Basin is where expert skiers can ski trails and feature double fall lines.

As snow does not always cover the area the mountain is able to create sufficient snow to allow the park to remain open up to mid-November. Snowmaking is constantly changing to keep up with the growing ski industry, most ski areas rely on some degree of manmade snow these may. The snowmakers at Loon work day and night to ensure that the terrain on the mountain is tip-top. To make the snow seems simple, mix water with air under pressure, but snowmakers need to consider the temperature, humidity, winds and surface conditions before they can cover a slope with the correct snow.

Some facts about the mountain are; the base elevation is 950 feet, there are 55 trails and 6 tree skiing areas. There are 312 acres of snowmaking, the expert trails are 27% of the trails, the intermediate trails are 53% and Novice is 20%. Total miles of trails are 26 with the longest trail being Bear Claw at 2.5 miles. The season at the mountain opens in mid-November and closes mid-April, there are 12 lifts at the mountain, these include 1 gondola, 3 high speed quads, 1 fixed grip quad, 1 triple chair, 3 double chairs, 2 carpet lifts and 1 handle tow.

There are five terrain parks at the mountain with a terrain for any ability. At Burton Progression park skiers and snowboarders learn how to jump hit and rail the 32-foot high wall ride and the Shaping Shack Hubba. The Super-pipe is 450 feet long with 18-foot walls or if that is too much for boarders there is a mini-pipe, Tubing is available day and night for ages 8 and above on the Little Sister trail, tot-tubing is also available, skies will just need to walk to the desired height. Ski and snowboard school programs include private lessons, children's camps, women specific programs, senior programs, season long programs and disabled sports.

Groomed and tracked trails for all abilities are available for Nordic Skiing or snowshoeing, renting of equipment and lessons are also available for these activities. Ice skating is also available at the outdoor rink located near the Adventure Center.

There are many accommodation rentals available in the Lincoln area, with ski and stay packages offered at the majority of hotels. The Mountain Club on Loon is a Resort and Spa located at the base of Loon Mountain with ski-in/ski-out access, rooms and suites that can accommodate from 2-10 persons, an indoor heated pool, spa and health club, restaurant and lounge that can cater for the whole family.

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