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   New Hampshire: Loon Mountain Resort: Expansions
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East Basin at Loon Mountain Resort
East Basin Details
East Basin
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1968-69
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:Expert trails
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After opening with novice and intermediate terrain served by a top to bottom gondola and two smaller double chairs, one thing Loon lacked was legitimate expert terrain.

In 1968 a new 3,690 foot long Hall double chairlift was installed in the East Basin area, serving 1,230 vertical feet of expert terrain, including challenging trails such as Triple Trouble and Big Dipper. The chairlift would later be upgraded with Doppelmayr and CTEC equipment and eventually made somewhat redundant with the installation of the North Peak triple a decade and a half later.


Installation of the East Basin Double in 1968
Installation of the East Basin Double in 1968

The East Basin in 1970
The East Basin in 1970

The East Basin Double in 2007
The East Basin Double in 2007

The East Basin Double in 2013
The East Basin Double in 2013

The East Basin in 2009
The East Basin in 2009

Loon Mountain Resort Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Beginner Area at South Mountain2010sProposed
East Basin1968-69Open
North Peak1984-85Open
South Peak2007-08Open
West Basin1978-79Open
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Last updated: March 27, 2014

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