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