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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:2023-24
Lifts:1 chairlift, 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.

A mid-2010s plan involved 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 were also proposed for the new pod.

The White Mountain National Forest approved the proposal in June 2014. In October 2022, Loon announced a modified version of the plan for the 2023-24 season, including a 500 vertical foot fixed grip quad loading carpet chairlift and 30 acres of terrain.


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)

October 2022 Map of the South Peak Expansion
October 2022 Map of the South Peak Expansion

Loon Mountain Resort Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Beginner Area at South Mountain2023-24Proposed
East Basin1968-69Open
North Peak1984-85Open
South Peak2007-08Open
West Basin1978-79Open
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Last updated: December 3, 2022

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