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After 10 wildly successful stops across Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, the FREESKIER Elevated Après Tour made a huge leap all the way over to Loon, New Hampshire and set up shop at One Love Brewery. On our quest to find the best après-ski watering holes in North America, One Love—situated in a former paper mill built in 1801—rang a bell and we saw exactly why upon our arrival. Between its prime location in downtown Lincoln (just down the road from Loon), cozy atmosphere and, of course, amazing beer, it served as an amazing place to host a party.

Skiers flocked into the event like crazy, eager for post-ski drinks, free ski gear and some good ol’ hang time. As expected, we were charmed by the good people of New England and their passion for both skiing and the art of après. And while we had tons of fun in the West, being in the east felt right.

By the time One Love Brewery was nice and packed, live music kept the good times rolling and every person in attendance had an ear-to-ear smile strapped on. This seemed as good of a time as ever to raffle off prize packages full of top-notch ski gear . So without further ado, we read off the lucky numbers to an eager crowd. As you'll see, below, the ladies came out on top and won it all. 

Loon, and particularly One Love Brewery, proved to be an amazing place to post up and party. And, fortunately, it was only the first of five stops we’re making across New England. Next, we hit Sunday River, Maine; Stowe, Vermont; Killington, Vermont; and Stratton, Vermont. Click here for a full schedule, and keep reading, below, to learn more about why Loon is one of the most rad places to visit in the East.

Ski, Eat, Sleep and Discover in Loon


North Peak is always a good choice, and it’s definitely the place to go on a powder day, with trails like Upper Flume and Upper Walking Boss offering plenty of untracked turns. For tree skiing, check out glades like Bucksaw and Upper Walking Boss Woods, which are fun to explore after a storm. If parks are more your thing, be sure to check out Loon Mountain Park (LMP)—widely acclaimed across the East Coast. At nearly a mile in length, LMP features tons of jibs, jumps and, last but not least, a log cabin wallride. Once you exit the park, New Hampshire’s only superpipe is right there waiting for you.


Named after one of the many logging camps built on or around Loon in the 19th century, Camp III is a mid-mountain lodge located at the base of North Peak. It’s a popular destination for locals and season passholders alike, particularly those who love lapping the North Peak Express Quad. The lodge serves up hearty fare like Lumberjack Stew, and the Base Camp Pulled Pork is a perennial favorite.


The Mountain Club on Loon offers the area’s only slopeside lodging, with convenient ski-in-ski-out access by the gondola. It’s also located close to Loon’s Paul Bunyan Room, which hosts regular parties, as well as the Bunyan’s Legendary Nights concert series throughout the winter.


Loon is celebrating its 50th anniversary this winter—a huge deal, indeed—and you can find all sorts of fun events being put on in correlation with the anniversary at Also this winter, skiers and riders who purchase lift tickets online prior to arrival can score significant savings. With Loon’s new online ticket store, the earlier a guest purchases a ticket, the more he or she can save. Head to to learn more.