Original Loon gondolas

Loon Mountain's 50th Anniversary Season

A lot can happen in 50 years. When Loon Mountain first opened to the public on December 27, 1966, the tiny resort could boast just two lifts, 12 trails, and one toilet. “We began because we had to, not because we were ready,” said Gov. Sherman Adams, the resort’s founder. “Five hundred people showed up with their skis without being invited.”

Fast-forward half a century, and Loon has become a vastly different mountain. Today, Loon is New England’s most-accessible big-mountain resort, offering 61 trails and three peaks of terrain variety for every level of skier and rider. And we can’t forget our state-of-the-art snowmaking system, which covers 99% of the mountain, or our award-winning progression of terrain parks.

So visit Loon this winter and help us celebrate our 50th anniversary. With special events scheduled throughout the season, the winter of 2016/17 promises to be a blast – and a great way to ring in our next 50 years.

Golden Anniversary Weekend: January 28-29, 2017

Our Golden Anniversary Weekend features the Golden Gala, charity Briefcase Race, on-slope family scavenger hunt, and much more.

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What’s Old is New Again

The original gondola is back! This summer we restored one of the original gondola cabins that transported skiers to the summit of Loon Mountain from 1966 to 1988. Look for the vintage, orange cabin on display inside the Gondola Barn - obviously.

50 Winters Video Series

A four-part video series about the people who made Loon what it is today. Videos will be released throughout the winter on our YouTube channel.

Snowmaking at Loon: The History

Since it's our 50th season, we wanted to take a look back at life at Loon. Here, in the first of a four-part video series, is the story of our first snowmaker.

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The Gondola: A History

The Gondola has been a mainstay here at Loon over the last 50 years. Here is its story.

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50th Gifts and Memorabilia

Commemorative shirts, hats, historical postcards and more are available only at Loon Mountain Sports. Visit both locations in the Gondola Barn and Governor Adams Lodge.