New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain rolls into February with over 97% of total trail acreage open, five terrain parks, New Hampshire’s only superpipe, and celebrates midseason with a calendar full of upcoming entertainment and special events.
The CASA Snowfest returned to Loon for its twelfth year on Friday, February 3. Teams competed on skis and snowboards 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 hosted the 2012 New England Disabled Sports Ski and Ride Challenge and Adaptive Sports Expo, on Sunday February 5. 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.
USASA members can earn points toward national competition in the USASA Giant Slalom and Slalom event on February 12 and in a pipe event on February 24. For more information, visit www.usasa.org.
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 and his balloon creations, a magic show, Seasonal Program Meet and Greet, Fluorescent Nights, snow tubing, zipline and more. The Little Sister trail, with terrain park features, will be lit up from 6 – 9 p.m. for Fluorescent Nights from Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Little Sister Tubing Center. Park Education and Etiquette Pass (PEEPs) holders will receive $5 off tickets for Fluorescent Nights. 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.
Loon Mountain Park and Stepchild Snowboards have collaborated to host the Child Support Blue Ribbon Rail Jam at Loon Mountain Park on February 18. This unique event has no divisions, no pressure, and is open to all ages. Prizes will be handed out informally and competitors will be judged on overall impression.
Join WXRV – The River, and friends and supporters of The Faulkner Breast Centre and raise funds for the fight against breast cancer by skiing in a dual course in The Briefcase Race with Mike Lynch on March 3. To sign up, visit www.briefcaserace.org. Following the race, enjoy an après ski auction and awards party Babe’s Lounge in the Governors Lodge.
The popular Women’s Performance Camps (WPC), which debuted last winter, return this season. WPC, which are designed by women to cater to women who are comfortable on terrain ranging from blue square to double black diamond rated, will be offered March 10-11. The two-day session costs $200 and includes a two day lift ticket and rates are available for New England Pass holders, too. Reservations are highly recommended, as the first camp held in January sold out. Reservations are available by calling 1-800-229-LOON.
Following on the heels of last season’s successful Saturday Night Entertainment Series and the first several successful shows this season that featured bands such as the Paranoid Social Club and The Alchemystics, the Series continued with Love in Stockholm on Saturday, February 4, sponsored by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. Upcoming shows include the Doctor Doom Orchestra on Saturday, February 11, McAlister Drive on February 18 and the crowd pleasing Bad Rabbits return on February 25. Saturday night entertainment continues in the Bunyan Room through March 24. Shows begin at 8:30 p.m. and are open to anyone 21 and over. A full schedule is available at loonmtn.com.
A full calendar of events, additional information, the latest conditions, video and photos are all available at loonmtn.com.