Southeast of Littleton near Lincoln, the Loon Mountain Resort has 61 trails spread over 370 acres served by twelve lifts accessing a maximum vertical descent of 2,100 feet. The runs vary in difficulty from 20% beginner to 60% intermediate to 20% difficult. Known as an intermediate's groomer paradise, Loon does receive an average annual snowfall of 160 inches. But, unless there is fresh snow, you may find that the runs seem a little icy. The gondola accessing the summit is known for its long, slow lift line. If the line is out the door and moving slow, consider taking a series of lifts to reach the summit.
For the freestyle snowboarders in your crew, Loon Mountain has a main terrain park with over 80 features to session. This massive terrain park is spread over a mail and has boxes, rails and a jump line. There is the new Lil Stash natural graded park with rollers and berms. Plus, Loon Mountain is home to the only Super Pipe in New Hampshire.
While it may not be super rowdy, you might be able to find some acres ski action down at the base in the Paul Bunyan Room.
To reach the snowboarding at Loon Mountain, follow US93 to Exit #32 in Lincoln. Head east on SR112 (Kangamangus Highway) for 3.2 miles. The Loon Mountain ski area is on the right. There are three base areas with parking. The closest airport is Manchester or Boston.
Tip: there is a little-known parking lot at South Peak Base Area where you can access first tracks on Cruiser and the new Ripsaw trail. Before heading up to snowboard Loon Mountain, you may want to look for lift ticket deals. The lift ticket prices are quite expensive at Loon. There isn't much of a discount for the afternoon session compared to the entire day.
Overall, Loon Mountain Resort is the 6th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 19 snowboarding resorts in New Hampshire.
Local Contacts: Loon Mountain Resort Ski Area (603) 745-8111; Lincoln CoC (603) 745-6621; NH Tourism (800) 88SKI-NH.
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Indian Head Resort
Luxury Loding: Woodstock Inn, North Woodstock (603) 745-3951
Breakfast Restaurant: Sunny Day Diner, Loon; Flapjacks Pancake House
Reference Source: click here http://www.loonmtn.com/
GPS: 44.056043, -71.632855
Date Published: 12/31/2015
Date Updated: 2/13/2019
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