Operations Update

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Uphill Travel

Uphill Travel Routes

Uphill routes are subject to closure at any time due to weather, snow or any other operational factors. You can expect the uphill route to take 60+ minutes to reach Loon or South Peak.

Uphill travel is allowed only on the following routes:

Loon Peak:
From East Basin: Lower Picked Rock to Grand Junction to Upper Bear Claw to Exodus to Gondola summit 
From West Basin: Bottom of Rampasture to Lower Picked Rock to Grand Junction to Upper Bear Claw to Exodus to Gondola summit.

Snowshoeing is allowed only on Loon Peak, via designated routes.

South Peak: Cruiser

Route Use:

  • Uphill travel is only permitted on designated Uphill Routes outlined below. Trails within the designated Uphill Routes must be open or 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 (see above), you must ski/snowboard down the same Uphill Route you traveled up.

Uphill Access Hours

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

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

Travel Smart

  • Know and follow 'Your Responsibility Code'.
  • Travel in a single-file line
  • Stay to right side of the trail, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Be visible to traffic at all times. Use of headlamp or other visual aid(s) are highly recommended.

Required Equipment

  • 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.
  • Guests with snowshoes only must use the Loon Peak routes only and must descend via riding the Gondola down to the base area. 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. Be aware that mobile phone service on the mountain may be unreliable.

Ticket + Season Pass

Individuals traveling uphill must have a valid lift ticket or season pass.


Purchase an Uphill Ticket at Guest Services the day before, or on the day of your visit. Guests purchasing an Uphill Ticket must read & sign a Release of Liability.

Season Pass
  • A Loon season pass or New England Pass holder may use their pass for uphill access on any day that their pass is valid.
  • Ikon Pass holders must reserve their day in advance. Uphill access does qualify as a vist towards an Ikon Pass holder's alloted days at Loon.
Uphill Ticket 2020/21 Price
All Ages $30

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