Responsibility Code + Slope Safety

Observe and follow the code below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great on-mountain experience. This is a partial list. Always be safety conscious.

  • Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
KNOW THE CODE - IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

Winter Use of Trails & Lifts

Use of lifts, trails and terrain at Loon Mountain during the operating season is granted to skiers and snowboarders with a valid lift ticket, season pass or uphill access ticket and with approved equipment that has appropriate and operational retention or braking devices.

Skiing and snowboarding on closed trails, terrain or features is prohibited. Open/closed status is indicated on posted snow reports, snow report posted on loonmtn.com and on the lighted lift/trail signs located at the base of the Gondola, Kancamagus Express Quad and the Lincoln Express Quad during operational hours.

No dogs are allowed on the mountain, except service dogs, which must be on a leash.

Sledding is not allowed on Loon Mountain at any time.

NH law states that each person who participates in the sports of skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing accepts as a matter of law, the dangers inherent in the sport, and to that extent may not maintain an action against the operator for any injuries which result from such inherent risks, dangers or hazards.' (NH Statute Title XIX, Chapter 225, Section A:24) Awareness, common sense, courtesy, respect for others and the natural environment will help you have a positive experience and may reduce your risk.

Ski Area Boundary & Tree Skiing

Terrain beyond the ski area boundary, as indicated by signs and on the trail map, is not maintained or patrolled. It is unmarked and potentially hazardous with many obstacles. Loon invites skiers and riders to stay within its maintained boundaries.

When you pass beyond the ski area boundary, you leave the area of ski patrol services. You are responsible for your own actions, your own rescue and the cost of your rescue. Persons proceeding beyond ski area boundaries do so at their own risk. Any person requiring evacuation or rescue beyond the ski area boundaries may be fined for reckless conduct under New Hampshire State Law RSA 153-A:24.

Authorized in-bounds tree terrain is marked with trail signs and is indicated as open or closed on the snow report and on the hill by ropes and signage. Tree areas are not maintained or patrolled.

Please be aware that tree areas may contain hazards that are not marked and may be hard to see. Respect your ability level. If you are wondering whether or not you should attempt something, err on the side of caution.

Trail Symbols

Trails at Loon Mountain are categorized in the following way to indicate the difficulty of a trail:

Know The Symbols

Symbol  Designation Suitable Ability Level
picture of green circle Green Circle Suitable for beginner skiers/riders
picture of blue square Blue Square Suitable for intermediate skiers/riders
picture of black diamond Black Diamond Suitable for advanced and expert skiers/riders
picture of double black diamond Double Black Diamond Suitable only for expert skiers/riders
picture of orange oval Orange Oval Symbolizes Freestyle Terrain and includes "S", "M", or "L" to signify the size of the freestyle terrain on the trail.

Park & Pipe Etiquette

To make the most out of your time in Loon's award-winning terrain parks, be sure to follow a few simple rules. If you're not sure about something, ask one of our terrain park staff.

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PEEPs Pass

PEEPs is the smart start to an award-winning experience. Earn your PEEPs Pass as you learn about terrain parks and proper park etiquette. These fundamental principles are essential to an awesome park experience at Loon – and terrain parks everywhere.

Helmet Safety

We encourage the use of helmets while participating in activities on the slopes. For more information on helmets, visit Loon Mountain Sports or your local ski and snowboard shop; visit a helmet manufacturer's website; or go to www.lidsonkids.org.

Uphill Access

Get routes and uphill access policies

Mountain Safety

For more information on staying safe on the mountain, please visit National Ski Areas Association Safety Programs.