When Loon Mountain first opened in the winter of 1966, there wasn’t a whole lot to do besides ski, eat fondue, and pretend to enjoy mulled wine. Back then, town of Lincoln was a sleepy hamlet anchored by a struggling paper mill with few amenities.

Fast-forward 50 years, and things look a lot different. From snowshoe tours to microbreweries, Loon – and the Lincoln-Woodstock area – offer plenty of fun things to do. In honor of Loon’s 50th anniversary, we came up 50 ways to make the most of your visit to our little corner of the White Mountains. Here are the first 10.  To see the rest, just go online and visit the Loon Mountain Blog.

1.    Go South, Young Man (or Woman)

Park at the base of South Peak the next time you go skiing or riding at Loon. You’ll carve wide-open cruisers, take in jaw-dropping views into downtown Lincoln, and rack up tons of vert riding th