Loon Mountain Ski Resort is one of the more popular ski resorts in New Hampshire. The resort boasts over 60 trails and more than 370 skiable acres of terrain, comprised of groomed trails and multiple terrain parks. The ski season at Loon Mountain typically runs from November to April, depending on snow conditions, which are normally reliable based on its location. Loon Mountain does not offer night skiing.
We recently ranked all of New Hampshire's ski resorts, so you can see where Loon Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Loon Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Loon Mountain Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Loon Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Loon Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Loon Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Loon Mountain has a total of 73 ski trails, which are serviced by 13 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 403 acres, Loon Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 163 hectares, 0.6 square miles, or 1.6 square kilometers.
Loon Mountain's slopes see on average 172 inches (4.4 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 14 feet every year!
Loon Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Loon Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,050 feet, or 930 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 950 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,100 feet (640 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Loon Mountain's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
Loon Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
51.1out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Loon Mountain has 403 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Loon Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Loon Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Loon Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Loon Mountain Ski Resort Location
Loon Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Lincoln, NH.
Lincoln, NH 03251 USA
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Getting to Loon Mountain Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Loon Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.80000, -71.02000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Lincoln, NH to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Loon Mountain Ski Resort.
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||37 mi|
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||99 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||145 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Loon Mountain.
|Portsmouth International at Pease Airport||PSM||Portsmouth, NH||51 mi|
|Manchester-Boston Regional Airport||MHT||Manchester, NH||63 mi|
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||65 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Loon Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Loon Mountain Ski Resort.
|King Pine Ski Area||Madison, NH||850 ft||17%||6 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||41%||19 mi|
|Shawnee Peak||Bridgton, ME||1,700 ft||44%||21 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||53%||22 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||50%||26 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||45%||30 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||57%||34 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||54%||38 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||59%||41 mi|
|Mt. Abram||Greenwood, ME||2,001 ft||39%||43 mi|
|Lost Valley||Auburn, ME||495 ft||40%||43 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||44%||46 mi|
|Sunday River||Bethel, ME||3,140 ft||57%||47 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||41%||49 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||33%||49 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||18%||59 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||61 mi|
|Gunstock Mountain||Kingston, NH||2,267 ft||50%||62 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||62%||69 mi|
|Whaleback Mountain||Enfield, NH||1,800 ft||40%||70 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||43%||71 mi|
|Ski Bradford||Haverhill, MA||1,548 ft||31%||72 mi|
|Titcomb Mountain||Farmington, ME||750 ft||34%||72 mi|
|Rangeley Lakes Trail Center||Rangeley, ME||0 ft||0%||83 mi|
|New Hermon||Herman, ME||450 ft||32%||86 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||69%||88 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||54%||89 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||62%||93 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||57%||93 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||61%||93 mi|
|Saskadena Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||37%||93 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||37%||94 mi|
|Black Mountain||Rumford, ME||2,150 ft||45%||97 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||40%||97 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||97 mi|
|Camden Snow Bowl||Camden, ME||1,093 ft||39%||97 mi|
|Ski Butternut||Great Barrington, MA||1,800 ft||40%||98 mi|
|Ski Ward||Shrewsbury, MA||410 ft||25%||98 mi|
Loon Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,050 ft|
|Base Elevation||950 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,100 ft|
(20% Beginner, 60% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||172 inches|