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Loon Mountain - American Ski Resort - 31km of Piste (290m to 930m)
Nestled within the White Mountain National Forest, Loon Mountain shares its heritage with the hardy loggers of old New England. A spirit of rugged individualism and love of the outdoors are cherished traditions at Loon.
Loon Mountain Ski Facts
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The American ski resort of Loon Mountain has direct access to 31km of downhill skiing, served by 10 ski lifts.
The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.
Snowmaking :- Loon Mountain is able to augment natural snow, on 109km of ski runs, with 600 Snow Cannons.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 10 Ski Lifts of Loon Mountain are able to uplift 14,315 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
There are two Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Loon Mountain are perfectly feasible.
Skiing in Loon Mountain
From the Peak of Loon Mountain forty-four trails and five tree runs stretch out below, each artistically designed and well maintained. There's top-to-bottom snowmaking and a commitment to grooming on a range of runs that include tree skiing, mogul fields, steeps and cruisers.
Loon's terrain has been carefully developed over the years with expert slopes on the North Peak complementing the flattering intermediate pistes that wind their way down through the trees. East Basin, originally declared too steep to ski in, also provides challenges for expert skiers.
To make the best of your day on the mountain and find the emptier slopes, head to the upper mountain first when you arrive then head west to the Kanc quad midmorning. Eat lunch early or late to avoid the 11:00 to 1:00 lunch crunch and ski the upper mountain again while other guests are eating.
For beginners, Loon Ski School's famous Get Good Quick teaching method aims to get newbies gliding gracefully at the end of their first day. They also organise women's getaways and popular Flying 50s Plus special offers for older skiers and boarders.
The resort also has some unique annual races including the Briefcase Race to raise money for charity. Guests compete every March dressed in full business attire and carrying a brief case.
Cross-country skiers can head out on to 35 km of groomed and tracked trails that wind along the Pemigewasset River and climb through the forest.
Snowboarding in Loon Mountain
Loon is consistently voted one of the top terrain parks in the East and in North America. Check out the new Shaping Shack and two new re-designed parks for 2008-09.
The resort invested over $75,000, blasted close to 5,000 cubic yards of rock and ledge and moved more than 10,000 cubic yards of dirt for its in-ground Superpipe. The 400-foot Superpipe is located at the bottom of Loon Mountain Park, between Lower Picked Rock and Picaroon trails.
This made way for more terrain features, including more than 40 jibs, around half of them rails, plus funboxes; a second halfpipe, and another whole terrain park, the New Park, located on Lower Northstar. It is designed for those just starting out or honing their skills. There's snowmaking to ensure the parks open as early as possible each winter.
Loon Mountain Aprés Ski
Loon has several après spots worthy of your time. You can also find a wider choice in nearby Lincoln or further afield in the White Mountains.
The Paul Bunyan Room is the original apres gathering spot at Loon, and it's still the ONLY place for many who frequent it. The unique atmosphere, friendly staff, flowing beer, and rockin' apres entertainment make it a good place to unwind after a day on the slopes.
Located in the upper level of the Governor Adams Lodge, Babe's Blue Ox usually has a lively atmosphere and often lays on apres entertainment. Try the signature Lumberjack and Paul Bunyan hot sandwiches. This is a must place to visit while at Loon. It's a great spot to watch events taking place on the west basin trails, too.
Or just cozy up with a hot spiced cider, special coffee, or seasonal micro-brewed beer at the Hearthside Pub in the Octagon Lodge.
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