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Work at Loon Mountain, NH, USA

 

Loon Mountain, New England

 

Loon Mountain Resort, New Hampshire, has 2,100 feet of vertical, 61 trails, 7 terrain parks, and the only Superpipe in New Hampshire. The resort is located two hours north of Boston and three miles off Interstate 93.

Loon Mountain is located right near the town of Lincoln which has a permanent population of around 1,600. It's an especially good place to work if you love your terrain parks, with some of the best in the region.

www.loonmtn.com | Loon Mountain Resort Trail Map

 

The Terrain at Loon Mountain Resort

Located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, Loon Mountain Resort has three peaks of terrain from gentle cruisers and black-diamond steeps. Loon has one of the most powerful snow-making systems in New England, and tend to offer decent snow conditions for longer than many neighboring resorts.

It was ranked as a Top 10 Eastern resort in 2012 by readers of SKI Magazine, as well as the most accessible resort in the East.

Loon is particularly good for snowboarders. The terrain parks are sweet, and attract a ton of really great riders from Plymouth State University.

The mountain has produced a ton of pro riders, and hosts big-name competitions like Last Call - one of the biggest snowboard competitions on the East Coast.

You can expect to meet a lot of people who have riding and parks an essential part of their lives and Loon is a good place to be if you're a serious rider looking to improve your park skills.

Mountain Stats

  • 61 trails
  • Snow-making trail coverage – 99%
  • Vertical drop – 2,100 ft
  • Trail difficulty: 20% expert, 60% intermediate, 20% beginner
  • Avg. snowfall: 160 inches

Terrain Parks

Loon Mountain is known for its array of terrain parks, which are consistently ranked among the best in the east by riders, as well as Transworld Snowboarding magazine. These include: Skiing at Loon Mountain Resort

  • Superpipe - the only one in New Hampshire, and it's 18ft.
  • The Top Secret Parks - Small and medium features
  • Burton Riglet Park - Small features for beginners
  • Burton Progression Park - Small jumps and jibs for learners
  • Burton Lil Stash - Rails, rollers, logs at small and medium size
  • Springboard Park - Jibs and jumps for intermediates and a place to practice advanced tricks
  • Loon Mountain Park - Medium to large features where the advanced kids come to play. Over 50 jibs, a number of jump line options and an awesome wall ride

Season Dates

Loon usually opens mid-November and goes to mid-April.

Working at Loon Mountain Resort

Jobs are posted online (loonmtn.com/jobs/jobs.aspx) in late summer and early fall, with hiring continuing through late fall. If possible, you should attend the Fall Job Fest at the mountain, usually held in later October. This is one of the best ways to get a job as you can present in person rather than relying on a written application.

The interview process consists of a mix of in-person and phone interviews with departmental managers. Skype interviews can be arranged for long-distance applicants.

The town of Lincoln is home to many shops, restaurants, and resorts that may also look for seasonal employees. An extensive listing of businesses in the area can be found online at www.lincolnwoodstock.com

International Applicants

Loon Mountain Resort will only accept international applicants on a J-1 visa. Loon does not sponsor international applicants for an H2B visa. See Work a Snow Season in the USA for further information on visas for the US.

Loon partners with two J-1 visa job agencies through which it hires J-1 applicants. Inter-Exchange and the Council on International Education Exchange. People who have arranged their own J-1 visas could also contact the Loon HR department directly: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See Work a Snow Season in the USA for further information on J-1 visa job agencies for the US.

Skype interviews can be arranged after making an application.

Where to Live for the Season / Getting Accommodation

Loon offers limited employee housing in the town of Lincoln, located a few minutes from the resort. However, most Loon employees use Craigslist to find area apartments, or search listings in the Plymouth Record Enterprise or Littleton Courier.

Many winter employees find seasonal rentals in Lincoln or neighboring North Woodstock. Since housing in the immediate area is limited, however, employees often commute from as far away as Plymouth, 30 minutes south of the resort, or Littleton, 30 minutes north.

Staff Perks

  • Free lift access for the season
  • Free skiing and riding at other Boyne Resorts, including Sugarloaf and Sunday River in Maine
  • 50% discount on ski and snowboard lessons
  • Discounted ski and snowboard rentals
  • 50% food discount at resort dining facilities
  • Retail discounts

Outside Work

If you’re looking for some culture, Boston is only two hours away by car. It’s an easy day trip to visit world-class museums, attend concerts, or watch the Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots play.

Year-Round Employment

The employment doesn’t end when the snow melts. Loon Mountain employs a scaled-down staff to operate its summer attractions, including the zipline, Aerial Forest Adventure Park, gondola, bike rentals, and more. The summer season runs from Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

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