Loon Mountain Adds New "Lift" for Skiers and Riders from Rhode Island and Boston

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 08 2008 - 12:43 PM

LINCOLN, New Hampshire — Loon Mountain and New England Action Sports (NEAS) have partnered to create the new ‘Loon Express’ service, making Loon even more accessible this winter, at a great price.

The Loon Express luxury motor coach will leave from Providence, make several stops in Rhode Island and Boston before continuing to Loon Mountain Resort. Service is available non-holiday Sunday and Friday mornings beginning January 4, 2009.

The price, which includes round-trip motor coach transportation and an all-day lift ticket, is just $59.95 per person for Friday trips and $69.95 per person for Sunday trips.

All passengers must make an advanced reservation by calling New England Action Sports at 1-800-477-SNOW (7669).

The first stop on the Loon Express is the University of Rhode Island, starting at 5:30 a.m. The Express will then stop at the NEAS Parking Lot in Warwick; Brown University; Rhode Island School of Design; and then head to Boston.

Pick-up locations in Boston include the MBTA parking lot on Grove Street, St. Ignatius Church near Boston College in Chestnut Hill, and Boston University.

The Express will leave Loon Mountain at 4:30 p.m. to return skiers and riders back home to Boston and Providence.

Unlike many bus trips that are run to ski resorts, participants do not need to be part of a pre-existing ski club or group. Any individual, couple or small group can make a reservation and take the bus.

“We designed the Loon Express around the fact that a lot of our guests, especially college students, want to ski and ride at Loon, but don’t have a car, or they are looking for a way to save on gas expenses,” said Andrew Noyes, Loon Mountain Director of Sales.

“With our accessible location, we’re easy drive from Providence and Boston, and the best part is skiers and riders can take the Express, enjoy a great day at Loon, and still be home for dinner.”

As part of its multi-year expansion, Loon will open two new trails on South Peak this winter, adding 14 acres of terrain. This includes Loon’s first-ever double black diamond trail, Rip Saw. Rip Saw starts steep and ends with classic New England twists and turns before connecting with the Cruiser trail at the base of the new South Peak.

Loon kicks off the season as the Number One Resort in the East for Access (SKI Magazine, October 2008, Readers’ Poll). In addition, the resort also received Top-Ten distinctions for Grooming, Weather, Food, Dining, Lodging, Apr??s-Ski, Off-hill Activities and Terrain Parks. Transworld Snowboarding readers ( October, 2008 ) named Loon #1 in the East for Parks, Pipe and Overall Resort Atmosphere.

Also last month, Snowboard Magazine named Loon’s parks one of the “Top-Ten Most Progressive Parks in North America”, and Freeskier Magazine named Loon one of the top parks in the East. And finally, the readers of Onthesnow.com gave Loon the Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Park” at the end of the 2007-08 season.

For up-to-date conditions and event information click on www.loonmtn.com, or call Loon Mountain at 800-229-LOON.

To make a reservation for the Loon Express, please call New England Action Sports directly at 800-477-SNOW or click on www.loonmtn.com or www.skitrip.net for more information.