In addition to offering over 14 miles of early-season skiing & riding, thanks to a capital investment that included 428 additional new tower snow guns, Loon Mountain offers great gift ideas and hosts a number of events this month to make the holidays even more bright.
Skiers and riders got in the spirit to help local families in need by donating unused winter outerwear as part of the Ring in the Winter celebration which began at Loon on opening day. Loon collected five heavy-duty bags full of coats, pants, gloves and more, which is being donated to the Salvation Army this week for distribution to local families.
Santa will make his big debut at Loon on Saturday, December 18, and will be at Loon all weekend to ski and visit with children. Also on Saturday, the first Funday in the Park will get underway, a no-contest, pressure-free event with a product toss at the end of the day.
The latest ski equipment from manufacturers such as Nordica, Atomic, Rossignol, Elan and Salomon will be available for test drives at Loon Mountain’s Demo Day, December 18 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Demo Day registration takes place at the Governor’s Lodge from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and there’s no charge for anyone at least 18 years of age with a driver’s license and a lift ticket.
On Christmas Eve, the annual candlelight service, a non-denominational celebration of the holiday, will be held at the Governor’s Base Lodge beginning at 7pm.
Throughout the holiday week, kids and families can look forward to a variety of activities at Loon. On December 28, Mo the Clown visits the Governor’s Base Lodge from 1-4 p.m.; on December 29, kids can have their faces painted between 1-4 p.m. at the Governor’s Lodge; and on December 30, the Octagon Lodge will host a magic show at 4:30 p.m.
New Year’s revelers can ring in 2011 at the popular New Year’s Eve Party in the Bunyan Room on December 31 – an annual favorite. Cover charge is $25, and attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Reservations are made at the Bunyan Room and are recommended, as this party often sells out.
New England Passes, Frequent Skier Cards and Gift Cards are all available online at loonmtn.com and make great gifts for snowsports enthusiasts. The Frequent Skier Card, valid at Loon, Sunday River and Sugarloaf, costs $94 and includes a free lift ticket and up to $25 savings per day on lift tickets for the rest of the season.
A full schedule of events, gift options for the snowsports lover and all the details are available at loonmtn.com.