Loon Mountain’s midseason calendar is packed with events

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 27, 2011 9:22 am

Loon Mountain celebrates midseason with a calendar full of upcoming entertainment and special events. 

Following on the heels of the first several successful Bud Light Saturday Nights featuring bands such as the Rustic Overtones and The Adam Ezra Band, the Series continues with The Alchemystics appearing in the Bunyan Room on January 29. A comedy show follows on Saturday, February 5.  Saturday night entertainment continues in the Bunyan Room through March 19. Shows begin at 8:30 p.m. and are open to anyone 21 and over.  A full schedule is available at loonmtn.com.

The CASA Snowfest returns to Loon for its eleventh year on Friday February 4. Teams will compete on skis, snowboards or snowshoes in a shotgun-style golf tournament with proceeds going to support the Court Appointed Special Advocates program in New Hampshire.  Loon is proud to host both this successful fundraising event for CASA, as well as a fun day on the snow for CASA volunteers.

New England Disabled Sports hosts a two-day event, the 2011 New England Disabled Sports Ski and Ride Challenge and Adaptive Sports Expo, on Saturday and Sunday February 5-6.   Formerly known as the Ski and Ride-A-Thon, this event is a major fundraiser for New England Disabled Sports. The challenge for participants is to try to ride and ski from every lift within their ability at Loon and everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into a raffle to win a pair of Fischer skis. More information is available at nedisabledsports.org.  Also that weekend, USASA competitors can earn points toward national competition in a USASA Pipe Event on Saturday.

The East Coast Red Bull Butter Cup contest series continues its tour with a stop at Loon on February 12.  This snowboard-only event features custom-made features, or “butterpads,” to jib, bonk, tap, and slide on. Registration will be from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Bunyan Room and the day will finish with an après party from 3-5 p.m., hosted by Boston radio station WAAF-FM.

Family fun is the focus for the February Presidents’ vacation week, when Loon hosts a number of activities and events for the whole family, including.  Mo the Clown will be at the Governor’s Lodge from 1-4 p.m. on February 25 and on February 26, a magic show is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in the Octagon Lodge. Also that week, the Little Sister Terrain Park will be lit up from 6 – 9 p.m. as Fluorescent Nights takes over the park from Thursday, February 24 through Saturday, February 26.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Little Sister Tubing Center.  PEEPs Pass holders will receive $5 off Fluorescent Nights’ tickets. More details about the event can be found at loonmtn.com and information about PEEPs Passes can be found at www.loonmtn.com/info/rideloon.

This winter, new Women’s Performance Camps, which are designed by women to cater to women who are comfortable on terrain ranging from blue square to double black diamond, will be offered January 29-30 and February 26-27, 2011.  Each two-day session costs $200 and includes a two day lift ticket.

For a full calendar of events and additional information, visit loonmtn.com.

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