Beginner Area at South Mountain at Loon Mountain Resort
In 2011, the White Mountain National Forest announced the scoping of an expansion of the South Peak area at Loon Mountain. Some 60% of the proposed project is on National Forest land.
|Beginner Area at South Mountain Details|
|First Season of Operation:||2023-24|
|Lifts:||1 chairlift, surface lifts|
|Terrain:||Novice and intermediate trails|
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A mid-2010s plan involved 21 acres of new novice and lower intermediate terrain, serviced by two fixed grip quad chairlifts (2,660' x 550' and 1,800' x 350'), connecting to the Cruiser and Escape Route ski trails in the South Peak pod. A new base lodge and parking area were also proposed for the new pod.
The White Mountain National Forest approved the proposal in June 2014. In October 2022, Loon announced a modified version of the plan for the 2023-24 season, including a 500 vertical foot fixed grip quad loading carpet chairlift and 30 acres of terrain.
A July 2013 rendering of the proposed Beginner Area at South Mountain
The bottom of the Escape Route ski trail (2014)
The bottom of the Escape Route ski trail and future bottom lift terminal location (2014)
October 2022 Map of the South Peak Expansion
Last updated: December 3, 2022