Loon Mountain Resort Opens Additional Terrain To Kick-Off The Holidays!

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 22, 2011 5:48 am

New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain is working hard to open as much terrain as possible for the holidays. In the past week, the resort has more than doubled its open terrain and expects to open even more for the upcoming weekend! With the most open terrain of any resort in New Hampshire, visitors can already enjoy 28 trails, 178 acres and over 12.5 miles of skiing & riding. This weekend officials expect 60% of Loons total trail acreage to be open.

With the help of 600 highly-efficient tower snow guns, Loon’s snowmaking team has been taking full advantage of every window of cold weather to make snow whenever possible.

“Because of the increased efficiency of our new tower guns, we can run over 300 guns at one time and cover up to ten trails at once. That’s how we have been able to capitalize on the cold weather we’ve had so far to maximize open terrain for our guests,” said Ralph Lewis, Loon’s director of operations.

Throughout the holiday week, Loon will host a variety of kid and family-friendly activities including, the annual candlelight service – a non-denominational celebration of the holiday – at the Governor’s Base Lodge beginning at 7 p.m on On Christmas Eve. On December 30th, Andrew Pinard will put on a Magic Show for the kids in the Octagon Lodge at 4:30 p.m. and on December 31, Mo the Clown visits the Governor’s Base Lodge from 1-4 p.m. The Loon Mountain Adventure Center will be offering zipline, indoor climbing wall, and ice skating (as weather permits).

New Year’s revelers can ring in 2012 at the popular New Year’s Eve Party in the Bunyan Room on December 31 – an annual favorite. 6 Foot Sunday, a group of five talented friends from Boston, kick off the festivities at 9 p.m. Cover charge is $25 and attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 603-645-6281 x5554 or by stopping by the Bunyan Room.

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 $97 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.