Skiers and snowboarders enjoyed several trails running from the summit to mid-mountain. Two lifts, the White Mountain Express Gondola and East Basin Chair, opened at 9 a.m. Open terrain will be suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders only, with downloading required via the Gondola.
Recent snowmaking efficiency upgrades are enabling the Resort to open earlier, and with more terrain, than in the past. Since 2010, Loon has invested $3 million in snowmaking upgrades, adding more than 650 low-energy tower guns and 150 ultra-efficient, semi-automated HKD KLIK hydrants to its snowmaking arsenal.
“Our improvements in efficiency over the last several years give us a huge early-season snowmaking advantage over what we could do just a few years ago,” said Ralph Lewis, Loon’s director of skiing operations.
Opening day ticket prices are $31 for all ages and the resort plans to remain open daily for the season. Snowmaking will continue whenever temperatures permit to expand open terrain as quickly as possible.
For regular updates on snowmaking and terrain, visit www.loonmtn.com, like Loon Mountain Resort on Facebook, or follow @loonmtn on Twitter and @loonpov on Instagram.
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. 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 and @loonpov on Instagram.