Loon Mountain Features Aerial Forest Adventure Park and Super Adventure Pass This Summer

By AlpineZone News |
Jul 12 2012 - 05:53 PM

Summer Fun Begins at Loon June 23

Lincoln, NH, June 14, 2012: Loon Mountain Resort, featuring a new Aerial Forest Adventure Park, Segway® tours, zipline adventure, New Hampshire’s longest scenic gondola skyride and the affordable Adventure Pass, kicks off the summer season on June 23.

New this summer, Loon will offer an Aerial Forest Adventure Park where guests can challenge themselves by maneuvering from platform to platform in the trees via ziplines, bridges, cables and other challenges. The new park is slated to open on July 13 and will feature five levels of difficulty, each one requiring more balance and agility. Open to adults and children 7 and over, the Aerial Forest Adventure Park will operate daily, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. from July 13 through Labor Day, and weekends through Columbus Day from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Loon’s Adventure Center and cost $49 for adults 13 and over and $39 for juniors ages 7-12.

Loon will offer a new off-road, cross-country Segway® PT tour in addition to the historic tour of Lincoln that debuted last summer. A Segway is a self-balancing two-wheeled personal transport device that is fun and easy to ride. Participants will get an orientation on how to ride a Segway and then they can choose from the historic town tour or cross country tour. The orientation and tour take approximately three hours and cost $69.

New Hampshire’s longest scenic Gondola Skyride, with access to the 2,750’ Loon Peak and Summit Adventures, will be open daily from June 23 through October 14. In addition to spectacular White Mountain views, the summit offers glacial caves to explore, where kids can hunt for ‘Lost Loon Gold’ and take home their own gold token. Treasure maps are available inside Loon Mountain Sports Retail & Gift Shop, where Skyride tickets are purchased. An interpretive self-guided nature walk, observation tower, and mountaintop playground round out the family fun available at the summit. The Summit Café offers lunch, refreshments and a Sunday omelet bar (July & August) — all with a scenic backdrop. Plus, families can visit with local artisans as they practice their crafts.

Located at the base of the mountain, the Loon Mountain Adventure Center offers fun for adults and kids alike, including the popular zipline where guests can soar over the Pemigewasset River and back. The adrenaline rush continues on Loon’s four-person bungee trampoline, where up to four people at once can jump, bounce and flip up to 25 feet in the air. An outdoor climbing wall and mountain bike rentals and tours are also available. The Adventure Center is open daily June 23 through September 3, and weekends through October 8. The Snack Shack, located at the Adventure Center, will be open daily from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and the Whistle Stop Café, located near the Gondola base, will be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The best and most economical way to discover all that Loon has to offer in the summer and fall is by purchasing the Adventure Pass, which delivers a whole day of family fun at an affordable price. Priced at just $39 for guests 13 and over and $29 for kids age 6-12, the Adventure Pass includes a round trip on the zipline, a two-hour mountain bike rental and unlimited bungee trampoline, climbing wall, and Gondola skyrides. The new Super Adventure Pass, which costs $69 for guests 13 and over and $49 for kids age 7-12, includes everything in the Adventure Pass, plus a session in the new Aerial Forest Adventure Park. The Super Adventure Pass will be available when the new Aerial Forest Adventure Park opens July 13.

Loon is also known for its variety of special summer and fall events, and this summer will not disappoint. This year, in addition to annual family-favorite events like the Hot Dog Festival, Oktoberfest and popular NH Highland Games, and the second annual Monster Mud Run in October, several new events make their debut: Family Fun Day in the White Mountains and the Loon Lawn Game Classic.

SUMMER 2012 EVENTS AT LOON MOUNTAIN

6/23 | Loon Mountain Opens Daily for the Summer/Fall Season

6/23-24 | White Mountain Cycling Classic: A two-day, USAC and US Handcycling Federation sanctioned event sponsored by New England Disabled Sports. Saturday’s race takes place over an 8.3 km road loop. Sunday’s race will be a criterium in Loon’s main parking lot. www.nedisabledsports.org

7/8 | Loon Mountain Race: Hosted by the White Mountain Milers, this race is the toughest of the New England Trail Running Series, and takes runners 6.2 miles up through Loon’s trails and work roads. This year’s race is a qualifier or the Women’s World Championships. www.acidoticracing.com

7/14 | Family Fun Day in the White Mountains: The local Lincoln Fire Department will provide fire engine rides for the kids and a fire hose demonstration that everyone can participate in.

7/28 | Loon Lawn Game Classic: New this summer, Loon Mountain and Harpoon Brewery present the Loon Lawn Game Classic. Teams of two compete in Corn Hole and Polish Horseshoes. Scores will be added for both events and the team with the most points will take home the cash prize.

8/4 | Hot Dog Festival: This event celebrates one of the classics of summer cuisine: a wide variety of dogs will be featured with all the fixings, plus family-friendly games and entertainment.

8/17 | Wine Days of Summer: This international wine tasting event will feature live jazz music, entertainment and local vendors showcasing fine food and local art. Admission includes a Loon Mountain wine glass, corkscrew, and local shopping discounts. Tickets are $35 online at loonmtn.com and $40 at the door.

9/1-2| Summer Send-off Weekend: One last weekend hurrah to celebrate the end of summer, including family entertainment, games, BBQ and more!

9/21-23 | NH Highland Games: This three-day festival celebrates everything Scottish; food, music, culture, dancing, athletics, and more. In its 37th year, the New Hampshire Highland Games is one of the country’s largest and most diverse ‘Games.’ Event information can be found at nhscot.org and tickets are available for purchase at loonmtn.com and at the gate.

10/ 6-7 | Oktoberfest: A family fall foliage favorite–complete with entertainment, an authentic Oom-Pah Band, German fare and definitely, German beer!

10/ 27 | 2nd Annual Monster Mud Run at Loon Mountain: This 5k course will have varied obstacles on the mountain…and plenty of mud! Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers for men, women, duo and costume.

For all event details, hours of operation, summer rates and lodging packages visit www.loonmtn.com, or call 1-800-229-LOON. Please note that schedules, activities, dates and rates are subject to change.

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