Loon Mountain Begins Snowmaking for 2014/15

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 03 2014 - 03:33 PM

loon snowmaking 2014Lincoln, NH – Loon Mountain flipped the switch on winter Sunday, making snow in preparation for the start of the 2014/15 winter season.

Snowmakers took advantage of low temperatures in the twenties to fire up more than 100 snow guns on several major trails, including Upper Picked Rock, Upper Flying Fox, and Lower Bear Claw. Snowmaking, which continued through Monday morning, was more productive than it has ever been, thanks to this summer’s installation of 50 additional HKD KLIK semi-automated snowmaking hydrants. By significantly increasing the efficiency of the snowmaking process, these hydrants allow Loon’s snowmakers to take better advantage of the brief snowmaking windows typical of early-November weather conditions.

“We’re very pleased with our first snowmaking push of the season” said Ralph Lewis, Loon’s director of skiing operations. “We have one of the most powerful snowmaking systems in New England, and our improvements in efficiency over the past several years have really given us a huge early-season snowmaking advantage.”

Loon will continue make snow at every opportunity, with the goal of opening for skiing and snowboarding as soon as possible.

For all the latest updates on early-season snowmaking, opening day, and events, visit LoonMtn.com, like Loon Mountain Resort on Facebook, and follow @loonmtn on Twitter.

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About Loon Mountain – Loon Mountain, located in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains just two hours north of Boston, offers the most accessible big mountain skiing in the East: 2,100 feet of vertical, three peaks of terrain variety, a full progression of award-winning terrain parks, and New Hampshire’s only Superpipe. Loon operates within the White Mountain National Forest in partnership with the USDA-Forest Service and is consistently rated as one of the most-accessible resorts in New England by readers of SKI Magazine. Follow: loonmtn.com, facebook.com/loonmtn and @loonmtn on Twitter.

Loon Mountain is operated by Boyne Resorts, the largest family-owned four-season resort company in North America. For more information about Loon Mountain, visit loonmtn.com, like Loon on Facebook at facebook.com/loonmtn, or follow @loonmtn on Twitter.

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