Step 2: When You Arrive at Loon Mountain

When You Get to Loon

You're finally here! Follow these easy steps and you'll be on the mountain in no time:

1. Park Your Vehicle

Take a page from the locals' playbook and get here early. The snow is better in the mornings, lift lines are shorter, and you'll find a better parking space. More rental gear is available in the mornings, too. 

During the winter, Loon's hours of operations are 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. On weekends and holidays, lifts run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  Ticket windows open a half hour before the lifts.

By arriving at Loon before the lifts open, you'll find a parking space closer to one of the main lodges. Loon has three distinct base lodges: 

Octagon Base Lodge (east base area), Turn left after crossing Loon's access bridge, located 2.7 miles off Exit 32 on Interstate 93. This is your base camp for these lifts and amenities:


  • White Mountain Express Gondola
  • Seven Brothers Triple
  • Little Sister Double

Food & Beverage:

  • Octagon Lodge cafeteria
  • Paul Bunyan Room bar
  • Slopeside Deli

Other Services:

  • Loon Mountain Sports retail shop
  • Loon Mountain Adventure Center (ice skating, xc skiing, snowshoe tours)
  • First Aid

Governor Adams Base Lodge 
(west base area) - Instead of turning left at Loon's main access bridge, turn right. Here you'll find:


  • Kancamagus Express Quad
  • Kissin' Cousin Double
  • Sarsaparilla Carpet

Food & Beverage:

    • Governor Adams Lodge cafeteria
    • Babe’s Blue Ox Lounge
    • Governor’s Pavilion

Other Services:

  • Children’s Center (children’s ski & snowboard lessons and daycare)
  • Mountainside Rental Shop
  • New England Disabled Sports

South Peak 
- Accessed by Cooper Memorial Drive in downtown Lincoln, less than 1 mile off Exit 32 on Interstate 93. While South Peak does not have a rental shop or fully-developed base area, it's the place to go during busy weekends if you have your own gear and want to get up the mountain quickly.  Guests can purchase lift tickets here, as well as breakfast and lunch. To reach the main mountain, ride the Lincoln Express Quad to the Tote Road Quad at the summit of South Peak.

If you can't find a parking spot close to a lodge, feel free to unload your gear at our 5-minute turnaround areas in front of the Octagon and Governor Adams lodges. These areas are for drop off/pickup only, so please don't park there long-term. Vehicles left unattended will be towed!

2. Store Your Belongings

Looking for a place to stash your stuff for the day? We've got you covered. Rent a locker at one of our base lodges, and you can breathe easy.

3. Are You a First Timer?

If you're a newbie, try our Learn to Ski or Ride Package. You'll get a full-day novice lift ticket, equipment rental, and your choice of a three or five-hour group lesson.  Click here for details. You can also sign up for private lessons, group lessons, and clinics at the Snowsports desk located in the Octagon Lodge and the Governor Adams Lodge. For more information about Loon's Ski and Snowboard School, visit our Lessons Page.

4. Rent Equipment

Don't have your own gear? No problem. Swing by our Mountainside Rental Shop, located adjacent to the Governor Adams Lodge, to get outfitted with skis, boots, or a board. Check out our Rentals Page for rates and other info.

5. Purchase a Lift Ticket

After you've parked and rented a locker, purchase a ticket at one of our ticket ticket windows, located at all three base lodges. You can also purchase e-Tickets ahead of time here on our website. For current ticket pricing, visit our Lift Ticket Rates Page.

Tickets are included with our some of our packages.