Loon Mountain Ski Resort

Loon Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New Hampshire in USA. The resort is in the town of Freedom, NH. 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 pass 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 with with Loon Mountain Ski Resort.

Loon Mountain Lodging:

Loon Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Loon Mountain has a total of 61 ski trails, which are serviced by 12 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 370 acres, Loon Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 150 hectares, 1 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
370(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,050'(930 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,100'(640 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
950'(290 m)

Loon Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
49.5out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Loon Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Loon Mountain has 370 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Loon Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
20%(74 acres)

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.

Blue Square
60%(222 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
20%(74 acres)

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 nearby the town of Freedom, NH.

Freedom, NH 03836 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.80000, -71.02000

Getting to Loon Mountain Ski 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 Freedom, 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 JetportPWMPortland, ME37 mi
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA99 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI145 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 AirportPSMPortsmouth, NH51 mi
Manchester-Boston Regional AirportMHTManchester, NH63 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH65 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%19 mi
Shawnee PeakBridgton, ME1,700 ft42%21 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%22 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%26 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%30 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%34 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%38 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%41 mi
Mt. AbramGreenwood, ME2,001 ft38%43 mi
Lost ValleyAuburn, ME495 ft39%43 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%46 mi
Sunday RiverBethel, ME3,140 ft55%47 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%49 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%49 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%61 mi
GunstockKingston, NH2,300 ft47%62 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%69 mi
WhalebackEnfield, NH1,800 ft38%70 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%71 mi
Ski BradfordHaverhill, MA1,548 ft29%72 mi
Titcomb MountainFarmington, ME750 ft32%72 mi
New HermonSouth China, ME450 ft31%86 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%88 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%89 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%93 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%93 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%93 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%93 mi
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%94 mi
Black MountainRumford, ME2,150 ft44%97 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%97 mi
Camden Snow BowlRockport, ME1,093 ft38%97 mi
Ski WardShrewsbury, MA410 ft24%98 mi
Ski ButternutGreat Barrington, MA1,800 ft38%98 mi
Bousquet MountainSudbury, MA1,875 ft37%98 mi

Loon Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation3,050 ft
Base Elevation950 ft
Vertical Drop2,100 ft
(20% Beginner,  60% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres370
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Loon Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats