The Founder: Sherman Adams

When Loon Mountain first opened to the public on December 27, 1966, the up-and-coming resort had 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.” Described as a “flinty […]

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Independence Weekend

We just wrapped up another Independence Weekend here at Loon, and it was awesome. With fireworks, a torchlight parade, groomer rides, and a whole lot more, it’s one of our favorite weekends of the year. Could’t make it up? Here’s a quick video of Saturday night’s festivities. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for next […]

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The Gondola: A History

If you ask someone about Loon Mountain, odds are that they’ll tell you about the Gondola. Running through the heart of the resort, it’s sheltered us from storms, transported us to countless pow days, and nurtured generations of skiers and riders over the past 50 years. This is its story.

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First Powder Day of 2016-17

Well, that was unexpected. A mini-storm that was only supposed to drop an inch or two ended up dumping 4″ at the base and 6.5″ at the summit on Monday, Dec. 5 – giving us our first legitimate, small-scale pow day of the year. We’ve picked up 14″ on the upper mountain in just the last week, […]

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50 Ways to Love Loon

When Loon Mountain Resort first opened in the winter of 1966, there wasn’t a whole lot to do besides ski, eat fondue, and pretend to enjoy mulled wine. Back then, town of Lincoln was a sleepy hamlet anchored by a struggling paper mill and few amenities. Fast-forward 50 years, and the Lincoln-Woodstock area has become […]

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