LINCOLN, NH (May 6, 2014) – With another strong ski season in the books, Loon Mountain Resort is preparing to open for summer operations on Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26). The resort will remain open weekends through June 15, with daily summer operations beginning on June 21.
This summer, Loon is excited to offer a full range of activities for the entire family. 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, have lunch at the Summit Café, take a self-guided nature walk, and explore summit glacial caves where kids can hunt for the Lost Loon Gold.
For adrenaline junkies, the Loon Mountain Adventure Center offers rock wall climbing, bungee trampolines, and a zipline across the Pemigewasset River. Families with young children can explore Bunyan’s Bouncin’ Backyard, a larger-than-life fun zone featuring the LogJam Maze, a 30-foot tall SpiderWeb climbing structure and slide, bounce house, and more.
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 with kids age 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 nine to more than 40 feet off the ground. This is a great confidence-building activity for individuals, as well as a team-building activity for families and groups.
Loon’s Adventure Pass and Super Adventure Pass are great ways for families to save on a whole day of fun this summer. At $43 for adults and $33 for juniors, the Adventure Pass allows for unlimited access to the gondola skyride, rock wall, bungee trampoline, LogJam Maze, and Bunyan’s Bouncin’ Backyard – plus a two-hour bike rental and round-trip zipline. The Junior package also includes use of the SpiderWeb. The Super Adventure Pass – at $71 for adults and $61 for juniors – offers all those activities, plus a two-hour session in the Aerial Forest Adventure Park.
SUMMER & FALL EVENTS
Loon Mountain will also host a number of exciting events this summer and fall, including:
July 6 Loon Mountain Race – Named the “Most Competitive Hillclimb” by Runner’s World Magazine, this tough course climbs 2,100 vertical feet in less than six miles. This year’s race will also serve as the 2014 USATF Mountain Running Championship and the Collegiate Mountain Running Championship.
July 12 4th Annual Monster Mud Run – Returning for its fourth year, this fiendishly filthy 5k challenges racers with dozens of mucky obstacles and some of the muddiest, most rugged terrain in the White Mountains.
Aug. 2 Touch a Truck Day – Kids will love exploring the trucks, grooming machines, and other heavy equipment that keeps Loon running through all four seasons.
Aug. 23 White Mountain Gran Fondo – Bicyclists will ride 25, 50, or 100 miles through the White Mountains to benefit City Year New Hampshire.
Aug. 30-31 Summer Send-Off – Celebrate the unofficial end of summer with live music, barbecue, and fun summer attractions.
Sept. 19-21 New Hampshire Highland Games – One of the largest Scottish festivals in the country, the New Hampshire Highland Games features everything from modern Scottish music to caber tossing to traditional Highlander cuisine.
Oct. 11-12 Oktoberfest – Beer and brats join forces with peak fall foliage for a beautiful weekend in the White Mountains. Weekend highlights include an oompah band, stein-holding contest, and keg-toss.
For more information about Loon’s summer events, please visit www.loonmtn.com. Events and dates are subject to change.
About Loon Mountain – Loon Mountain is New England’s most-accessible mountain resort destination, offering plenty of exciting year-round activities, including scenic gondola rides, summit glacial caves, Aerial Forest Adventure Park, Ziplines, Segway tours, rock wall climbing, and more. Located in New Hampshire’s White Mountains just two hours north of Boston and three miles from Exit 32 off Interstate 93, Loon was rated the most accessible mountain resort in the East by readers of SKI Magazine in October 2012, as well as a Top 10 Eastern resort.
Loon Mountain is operated by Boyne Resorts, the largest family-owned four-season resort company in North America, and is located in the White Mountain National Forest, operating in partnership with the USDA-Forest Service. For more information about Loon Mountain, visit loonmtn.com, like Loon on Facebook at facebook.com/loonmtn, or follow @loonmtn on Twitter.