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Loon's Commitment to Superior Snow

How Do We Make Superior Snow?

At Loon, we have the most powerful snowmaking system in New Hampshire, and one of the most powerful in New England. With snowmaking covering 97% of our trail acreage, we can consistently deliver more early season terrain than most other resorts, better snow throughout the season, and more snow overall.

In just the past three years, we've invested more than $3 million to more than double our snowmaking capacity, adding over 650 highly efficient, low-energy HKD tower snow guns to our system. Those new tower guns have allowed us to make more snow at marginal temperatures, improve snowmaking efficiency during short weather windows, and boost the quantity and quality of snow we make throughout the season – all while using less electricity.

Over the summer, we've invested $1.3 million in upgrades to supercharge our snowmaking. Those upgrades - which include two new snowmaking pumps, 100 semi-automated snowmaking hydrants, and 15 additional tower guns - have increased our snowmaking water capacity by over 40% and our effiency on key trails by 75%, making it even easier for us to maximize our snow output, especially during the shorter windows of cold temperatures that we typically see during the early season. This also means we can react very quickly to resurface and freshen our snow if Mother Nature throws us a curve ball.

The result? Better snow and a better experience for you. And we guarantee it:

The Loon Snow Guarantee

We stand behind our snow. If you're not satisfied with the day's snow conditions, return your full-priced lift ticket at any Information Desk (located at the Octagon Base Lodge, Governor Adams Lodge and the Pemi Base Camp) by 11:00 a.m., and receive a voucher to come back another day this season. Restrictions apply.