Loon Mountain Resort to Open New Terrain and Chairlift at South Peak
Lincoln, NH (October 24, 2022)—Today, Loon Mountain Resort unveiled plans to expand and enhance the resort’s South Peak area. Included are the addition of over thirty acres of skiable terrain and an all-new four-place chairlift. Along with new trails and fully automated snowmaking, the new terrain will offer tree-skiing areas for beginner and intermediate-level skiers and snowboarders. With work already underway, the new terrain and chairlift will open during the 2023/24 winter season.
“Providing lift access and more skiing and riding closer to downtown Lincoln is exciting—and unique—particularly in the East.” said Brian Norton, Loon’s president and general manager.
A new Doppelmayr Alpenstar 4-CLF chairlift with loading conveyor will be installed at the bottom of the current Escape Route trail. Guests will be transported up 500 vertical feet to access Cruiser and other terrain via the Lincoln Express Quad. “Adding lift service just a mile and a half from Interstate 93, in the center of Lincoln, improves the guest experience immensely and is something we’ve been focused on for many years.” Norton added.
South Peak’s expanded terrain will feature new trails as well as tree-skiing areas designated as a mix of Easiest (green circle) and More Difficult (blue square). “The topography here is ideal for learning to ski or snowboard.”said Norton. The addition will increase Loon’s green-level terrain by over 50 percent and boost the resort to over 400 total skiable acres. The most advanced and energy efficient snowmaking technology will be in place to service the new trails, including fully automated fan guns and frost-free pipes.
Loon has worked closely with the United States Forest Service and South Peak Resort LLC. to finalize and announce the plans. Approvals to proceed were also granted by the Town of Lincoln and New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. “The South Peak expansion has been a key part of Loon’s master plan for decades and we are thrilled to be moving towards the next major milestone of Flight Path: 2030.” said Jay Scambio, COO of Boyne Resorts.
In 2020, Loon announced its ten-year investment plan, Flight Path: 2030, focused on development and modernization across the resort. In two years, several milestones have been achieved including the installation of the first 8-place chairlift in the East, Kancamagus 8, which opened in December 2021. The South Peak expansion will be a significant achievement and elevate the ski experience for guests. It is also essential to future developments charted in Flight Path: 2030, notably a new learning area with two surface lifts and a suite of facilities tailored around the learn-to ski and snowboard experience.
Ticketing and other essential services will be available at the base of the new four-place chairlift and open during the 2023/24 season.
Additional information on South Peak Expansion and Flight Path: 2030 can be found at LoonFlightPath.com
About Loon Mountain Resort - Loon, New England's most accessible mountain destination, is in New Hampshire's White Mountains two hours north of Boston. Loon offers skiers and snowboarders three mountain peaks, 2,100 vertical feet and a full progression of award-winning terrain parks. Loon also offers four-season activities, including scenic gondola skyrides, downhill mountain biking, glacial caves, ziplines, climbing wall and more.
Loon Mountain Resort is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions and, being located in White Mountain National Forest, operates in partnership with the USDA-Forest Service. For more information about Loon Mountain Resort, visit loonmtn.com.