Uphill Travel

New | Armband Required

In order to travel uphill you must have an Uphill Travel Armband.
Picking Up Your Armband
  • Visit Guests Services during operating hours. (Plan ahead if you are starting before operating hours) 
  • Guest Services will verify your pass or ticket and provide an Armband.
  • $10 fee is required to receive an armband. Proceeds benefit the Loon Mountain Area Community Fund.
Armbands must be visible at all times and you must have your Go Card with you. These Armbands are non-transferable and can be kept during the current winter season.
Valid Passes and Tickets
  • Loon season pass or New England Pass:  Valid only on days your pass provides lift access.
  • Ikon Pass holder:  Uphill access does qualify as a visit towards an Ikon Pass holder's allotted days at Loon. Valid only on days your pass provides lift access. 
  • Lift Tickets, Ticket Packs: Valid on the day the ticket provides access.
  • NEW | Uphill Travel Pass*: Provides access Monday thru Friday excluding blackout dates. Learn More

*No single-day uphill travel tickets are available.

    • No Lift Access

      Uphill Travel Pass

      • Valid Monday–Friday, excluding blackout dates
      • Armband required
      • Does not include any other discounts or offers

Route Use

You can expect the uphill route to take 60+ minutes to reach Loon or South Peak.

  • Uphill routes are subject to closure at any time due to weather, snow or operational factors.
  • Uphill travel is only permitted on designated uphill routes outlined above. Trails within the designated Uphill Routes must be open or are scheduled to open on the Mountain Report, in order for the uphill routes to be open.
  • If the trails designated in the uphill routes are closed on the Mountain Report, uphill travel is not permitted. With the exception of designated uphill routes, other trails and terrain parks are closed outside of operating hours.
  • For safety, if you descend prior to operating hours, you must ski/snowboard down the same uphill route you traveled.


Begin your ascent during these times. No ascent can begin after 2:00PM.

Uphill Access  Hours
Weekends & Holidays 6AM - 2PM
Weekdays 7AM - 2PM

Travel Smart

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    Travel Single-File
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    Be visible at all times
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    Travel on the side with Uphill Route signs


  • Only alpine touring skis, telemark skis, splitboards and snowshoes are allowed for uphill travel.
  • Boot-only uphill travel is not permitted. Uphill travel equipment is required to have metal edges, a restraining device or brakes, and an industry-approved binding.
  • Snowshoeing is only allowed on the Loon Peak routes. Snowshoers must descend via the Gondola. Snowshoeing downhill is not permitted at any time.


  • Child carriers are not permitted on the mountain at any time during winter operations.
  • The mountain is closed and cleared of guests and staff at the end of each operating day. Overnight camping is not allowed on the mountain or on resort property.
  • No pets are allowed on the mountain during winter operations. Should you require a service animal, please contact Loon with plenty of advanced notice, allowing time to consider your request and respond.
  • Sledding is not permitted on any part of Loon Mountain Resort at any time.  

Rescue Response

  • In case of emergency, call 603-745-2222 and know that response times could be extended.
  • Be aware there are no Patrol services outside of operating hours, and ski area buildings are closed.
  • Mobile phone service on the mountain may be unreliable.