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   New Hampshire: Loon Mountain Resort: Expansions
Ski Area Expansions
 
Beginner Area at South Mountain at Loon Mountain Resort
Beginner Area at South Mountain Details
Beginner Area at South Mountain
Status:Proposed
First Season of Operation:2010s
Lifts:2 chairlifts, surface lifts
Terrain:Novice and intermediate trails
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In 2011, the White Mountain National Forest announced the scoping of an expansion of the South Peak area at Loon Mountain. Some 60% of the proposed project is on National Forest land.

The latest plan involves 21 acres of new novice and lower intermediate terrain, serviced by two fixed grip quad chairlifts (2,660' x 550' and 1,800' x 350'), connecting to the Cruiser and Escape Route ski trails in the South Peak pod.

A new base lodge and parking area are also proposed for the new pod.

The White Mountain National Forest approved the proposal in June 2014, allowing work to start immediately. It is thought the new complex will open for the 2015-16 season.


A July 2013 rendering of the proposed Beginner Area at South Mountain
A July 2013 rendering of the proposed Beginner Area at South Mountain

The bottom of the Escape Route ski trail (2014)
The bottom of the Escape Route ski trail (2014)

The bottom of the Escape Route ski trail and future bottom lift terminal location (2014)
The bottom of the Escape Route ski trail and future bottom lift terminal location (2014)

Loon Mountain Resort Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Beginner Area at South Mountain2010sProposed
East Basin1968-69Open
North Peak1984-85Open
South Peak2007-08Open
West Basin1978-79Open
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Last updated: July 7, 2014

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