- Loon Mountain Resort is the recipient of the "Best in its Class" Safety Award from National Ski Areas Association and was voted New Hampshire's #1 ski resort by New Hampshire Magazine.
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Snowboarding at Loon Mountain
A world of winter excitement awaits you at Loon's Mountain Resort. The new adventure center offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, family activities and indoor rock climbing. A pint-size tubing area is perfect for tots and all ages will enjoy the Loon's guided full moon tour or guided snowshoe tour. Snow toys including a snowbike, skifox or snowscoot makes coming down the mountain a wild ride! Scenic horseback riding along the Pemigewasset River or through the woods at Loon's Equestrian Center is very popular. The family bonfires and story telling is enjoyed on weekends and holidays.
Loon Mountain Resort is also sponsor of the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected children find their way through the child welfare and juvenile court systems to safe, loving and permanent homes. Foursomes play nine holes of winter snow golf on a special course designed by Jacques Frost. Participants must ski, snowboard or snowshoe from hole to hole (no golf carts allowed). The usual (and not so usual) hazards make for a challenging and fun round with prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, worse score, best golf outfit and more.
Other challenges and activities include Snickers Easter egg hunts, bunny hop dance competitions, GMC Briefcase Race to benefit breast cancer research, and much more can be enjoyed at Loon Mountain Resort.
Recreation - Loon Mountain Resort is a winter delight to downhill skiers with its 275 skiing acres, 44 trails, lift capacity of 10,500, summit elevation of 3,050 and vertical drop of 2,100. The average annual snowfall for Loon Mountain is 85" with 272 snowmaking acres. The skiing season begins in early November and continues into early May. Season passes are available in addition to ski schools, day care, ski rental, 35 km groomed cross-country trails, snowshoeing, ice skating, and day and night snow tubing. Call: 603-745-8111.
Climate - New Hampshire residents experience four distinct seasons. Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.
Loon Mountain Resort is found in the White Mountains Travel Region along SR 112 / Kancamagus Highway about 2 miles east of Lincoln.