Spring has sprung in the mountains, and Loon Mountain Resort is already pumped and gearing up for an exciting summer. The resort will open for the summer season on Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday-Monday) and will be open on weekends through mid-June, with daily operations beginning June 22.
This summer, Loon is excited to offer a wide range of activities for the entire family to enjoy, including several fun new interactive features! For alpine adventure, visitors can ride New Hampshire’s longest scenic gondola skyride and enjoy spectacular vistas of the White Mountains from the observation tower, eat lunch at the Summit Cafe, or explore the summit glacial caves and self-guided nature walk.
For you adrenaline junkies out there, the Loon Mountain Adventure Center offers rock wall climbing, bungee trampolines, a 700-foot zipline across the Pemigewasset River, and a new spider web climbing feature and slide for kids. Bike rentals and Segway tours are also available.
For a truly unique challenge, visitors can test themselves in the Aerial Forest Adventure Park. Located high in the alpine forest, the park consists of five courses with varying levels of difficulty, perfect for families and kids ages seven and older. Participants are challenged to maneuver from platform to platform high up in the trees by crossing bridges, climbing ladders, zip lines and other obstacles. The park, a Swiss design built to the standards of the Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), consists of platforms and elements that range from 9 to over 40 feet off the ground. This is a great confidence-building activity for individuals and team-building activity for families and groups.
New this year is Bunyan’s Backyard, a larger-than-life fun park featuring the Paul Bunyan-sized LogJam Maze, where kids and families find their way to various checkpoints while racing against the clock; an interactive Gyro Loop swing that would throw Babe the Blue Ox for a loop; and an assortment of games and amusements that are sure to entertain kids and adults alike.
The Adventure Pass and Super Adventure Pass are great ways for families to save on a whole day of fun this summer. At $41 for adults and $31 for juniors, the Adventure Pass allows for unlimited access to the gondola skyride, rock wall, and bungee trampoline, as well as a two-hour bike rental and round-trip zipline. The Super Adventure Pass – at $69 for adults and $59 for juniors – offers all those activities, PLUS a two-hour session in the Aerial Adventure Park.
There are also plenty of events happening this summer, including the lung-busting Loon Mountain Race on July 7; the revamped Monster Mud Run on July 13; the New Hampshire Highland Games on September 20-22; and Oktoberfest on October 12-13. Be sure to check www.loonmtn.com for more event details.