More snow: Loon Mountain to add $1.8M upgrades for Winter 2010-11, snowmaking a focus

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 3, 2010 8:56 am

New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain continues its commitment to providing a consistently great guest experience with a capital investment of more than $1.8 million to further enhance its ability to deliver the best snow conditions and superior service for 2010-2011. Loon has invested an additional $1.2 million to augment and upgrade its already impressive snowmaking system that covers 97% of skiable terrain.

An addition of 428 highly-efficient Low-E HKD tower snow guns will allow the resort to boost overall snow production by as much as 150%, as well as maximize snow output at a wider range of temperatures.

For skiers and riders, this will result in more terrain opening earlier, as well as giving the Resort a better ability to replenish snow and resurface terrain even more quickly when weather conditions are less than ideal.

Also making it’s way to the resort this seaso will be a new Prinoth “Beast” grooming machine. Featuring 40% more grooming surface and pushing power than a standard machine, the new groomer will provide state-of-the-art snow surfaces at Loon this winter. The Beast, the first machine of its size in New Hampshire, and one of only two in New England, will allow for more terrain to be groomed better and more efficiently. In addition to providing superior snow surfaces, this will also help the Resort reduce its fuel consumption in an effort to go “green.”

Loon’s newest exhilarating adventure debuted this summer: a new zip line delivers high-flying thrills as guests soar above the Pemigewasset River. Beginning at Loon’s Adventure Center, guests experience a thrilling adrenaline rush as they fly across the river and back again. The zip line, open during the summer and fall, will also welcome skiers and riders on peak weekends and holiday periods during the winter.

Skiers and riders will get more carving, bump and tree-skiing time on North Peak this winter, with additional chairs on the North Peak Express Quad resulting in 42% more uphill capacity.

A new loading carpet at the Seven Brothers Triple Chair will make it easier for guests to load the chair, resulting in a faster ride time and more time on the hill.

Loon plans to open for the 2010-2011 winter season on November 20. For New England Passes, and up-to-date conditions and event information, click on